Words of the Day: -opia Edition

I forgot what “day” I was on. Initially, I was annoyed with Myself. Then Myself reminded I that I much prefer words to numbers. With that recollection, I decided to begin categorizing these posts appropriately. With this in mind, please enjoy the -opia edition of today’s words! ~JR

Utopia

yo͞oˈtōpēə/
noun
  1. an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The word was first used in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More.
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    Pictured: A Cornucopia Utopia

Cornucopia

ˌkôrn(y)əˈkōpēə/
noun
  1. a symbol of plenty consisting of a goat’s horn overflowing with flowers, fruit, and corn.
    • an ornamental container shaped like a goat’s horn.
    • an abundant supply of good things of a specified kind.
      “the festival offers a cornucopia of pleasures”
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      Pictured: A cornucopia that causes myopia

Myopia

mīˈōpēə/
noun
  1. a condition in which the visual images come to a focus in front of the retina of the eye resulting especially in defective vision of distant objects
  2. a lack of foresight or discernment :  a narrow view of something

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Pictured: An environmentally myopic dystopic

Dystopia

disˈtōpēə/
noun
  1. an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.
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    Pictured: A dystopian symposium

2 Responses to “Words of the Day: -opia Edition”

  1. Fantasia: a musical composition which is overtly emotional and poetic, representing a “flight of fantasy.” Typical of the Romantic period. (Or, the winner of 2010 American Idol, Fantasia Barrano.)

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