African American Glossary Of Life Pt. 1 | Author Ricco Slade

  1. Age: a: The time of life at which some particular qualification, power, or capacity arises or rests. b: the length of an existence extending from the beginning to any given time.
  2. Age: (vb) aged; aging. (vi) 1; to become old: show the effects or the characteristics of increasing age. 2; to bring to a state fit for use or to maturity.

Attraction: 1a: the act, process, or power of attracting. 1b: personal charm. 2b: the action or power of drawing forth a response: an attractive quality. 3b: a force acting mutually between particles of matter, tending to draw them together, and resisting their separation. 4: something that attracts or is intended to attract people by appealing to their desires or tastes.

Authenticity: (Authentic) 1: worthy of acceptance or belief as conforming to or based on fact. 2: not false or imitation. 3: true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character.

Bravery: The quality or state of being brave; Brave: having or showing courage.

Courage: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.

Compassion: sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.

Competition: 1: the act or process of competing: Rivalry. 2: a contest between rivals.

Compete: to strive consciously or unconsciously for an objective. (as position, profit, or a prize)

1. Control: 1a: to exercise restraining or directing influence over: Regulate. 1b: to have power over: Rule

2. Control: an act or instance of controlling; also: power or authority to guide or manage.

Creation: The act of creating; esp: the act of bringing the world into ordered existence.

Create: to produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior.

Death: a permanent cessation of all vital functions: the end of life.

1. Discipline: 1: training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character. 2: control gained by enforcing obedience or order.

2. Discipline: to punish or penalize for the sake of discipline.

Endurance: 1: the ability to withstand hardship or adversity; esp: the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity. 2: the act or an instance of enduring or suffering.

Eternity: 1: the quality or state of being eternal. 2: infinite time. 3: the state after death: Immortality

Eternal: having infinite duration: Everlasting

Forgiveness: the act of forgiving.

Forgive: 1: to give up resentment of or claim to requital for. 2: to cease to feel resentment against: Pardon

Gentleness: the quality or state of being gentle; esp: mildness of manners or disposition.

Gratitude: the state of being grateful.

Grateful: appreciative of benefits received.

Harmony: 1: pleasing or congruent arrangement of parts. 2: internal calm: Tranquility

Honesty: 1: fairness and straightforwardness of conduct. 2: adherence to the facts.

Honest: free from fraud or deception: Legitimate, Truthful

Honor: 1: good name or public esteem: Reputation 2: a showing of usu. merited respect: Recognition 3: a person of superior standing

Humanity: 1: the quality or state of being humane. 2: the branches of learning ( as philosophy, arts, or languages) that investigate human constructs and concerns as opposed to natural processes and social relations. 3: the human race: the totality of human beings.

Humanism: a doctrine, attitude, or way of life centered on human interests or values; esp: a philosophy that usu. Rejects super-naturalism and stresses an individuals dignity and worth and capacity for self-realization through reason.

Humanitarian: a person promoting human welfare and social reform.

Independent: 1: not dependent: as (a)(1): not subject to control by others: Self-Governing. 1b:(1): not requiring or relying on something else: not contingent. 1b:(2): not looking to others for one’s opinions or for guidance in conduct. 1c:(1): not requiring or relying on others (as for care or livelihood)

Individualism: 1a:(1): a doctrine that the interests of the individual are or ought to be ethically paramount; also: conduct guided by such doctrine. 1a(2): the conception that all values, rights, and duties originate in individuals. 1b: a theory maintaining the political and economic independence of the individual and stressing individual initiative, action, and interest: conduct or practice guided by such a theory.

Individualist: 1: one that pursues a markedly independent course in thought or action. 2: one that advocates or practices individualism.

Initiative: 1: an introductory step. 2: energy or aptitude displayed in initiation of action: Enterprise. 3: at one’s own discretion: independently of outside influence or control.

Karma: the force generated by a person’s actions held in Hinduism and Buddhism to perpetuate transmigration and in its ethical consequences to determine the nature of the person’s next existence.

Kindness: 1: a kind deed: Favor. 2a: the quality or state of being kind. 2b: Affection.

Kind: 1: Affectionate, Loving. 2: of a sympathetic or helpful nature.

Life: 1a: the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body. 1b: a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings. 1c: an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction. 2: the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual. 3: spiritual existence transcending physical death. 4: a sentence of imprisonment for the remainder of a convict’s life.

Longevity: 1a: a long duration of individual life. 1b: length of life. 2: long continuance: Permanence, Durability.

Love: 1a(1): strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties. 1a(2): attraction based on sexual desires. 1a(3): affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests. 2: warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion.

Loyalty: the quality or state or an instance of being loyal.

Loyal: 1: unswerving in allegiance: as a: faithful in allegiance to one’s lawful sovereign or government. b: faithful to a private person to whom fidelity is due. c: faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product.

Materialism: 1a: a doctrine that the only or the highest values or objectives lie in material well-being and in the furtherance of material progress. 1b: a doctrine that economic or social change is materially caused. 2: a preoccupation with or stress upon material rather than intellectual, or spiritual things.

Mercy: 1: compassion or forbearance shown esp: to an offender or to one subject to one’s power; also: lenient or compassionate treatment. 2: a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion.

Money: 1: something generally accepted as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment: as a: officially coined or stamped metal currency. b: Money of Account. c: Paper Money. 2: wealth reckoned in terms of money. 2b: an amount of money. 3: a form or denomination of coin or paper money. 4: persons or interests possessing or controlling great wealth.

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