Surfeit Sunday

23 Sep

The best way to win against the intolerable is to tolerate them, for this they have seldom dealt with. Your indulgence may soften their malice and open their eyes to more honorable ways.
Bryant H. McGill
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Another new word for me. SURFEIT. I’m already familiar with a plethora of vocabulary words, but I guess there’s always room for one more. The surfeit may enhance my writing skills.

I had a lovely morning on the Square, visiting with friends at Sweet Spot and Snug. It was a pleasantly cool morning (for Texas). The rest of the day, well, it was totally unproductive. I’ll start getting serious tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day.
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surfeit
sur·feit\ˈsər-fət\
noun
1 : an overabundant supply : excess
2 : an intemperate or immoderate indulgence in something (as food or drink)
3 : disgust caused by excess
Origin: Middle English surfet, from Anglo-French, from surfaire to overdo, from sur- + faire to do, from Latin facere — more at do.
First use: 14th century
Synonyms: bellyful, fat, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, overplus, oversupply, plethora, plus, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, excess, surplus, surplusage
Antonyms: deficiency, deficit, insufficiency, undersupply

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4 Responses to “Surfeit Sunday”

  1. Yoshiko September 23, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    Thanks, Toni, for the new vocabulary. Will you please explain more the quote by Bryant?

    • Toni September 23, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

      Yoshiko, to me, this quote means that if you are kind to mean people, they don’t know how to handle it. Your kindness might soften their heart.

      • Yoshiko September 24, 2013 at 7:14 am #

        What about the mean people is getting meaner? How should I handle it

  2. Toni September 25, 2013 at 3:18 am #

    Some people just cannot be helped. Sometimes you have to walk away.

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