African American Glossary Of Life Pt. 2 | Author Ricco Slade

Nature: 1a: the inherent character or basic constitution of a person or thing: Essence. 2a: a creative and controlling force in the universe. 2b: an inner force or the sum of such forces in an individual. 3: the external world in its entirety. 4: humankind’s original or natural condition.
Numismatics: the study and collection of coins, tokens, and paper money and sometimes related objects (as medals).
Optimism: 1: a doctrine that this world is the best possible world. 2: an inclination to put the most favorable construction upon actions and events or to anticipate the possible outcome.
Passion: 1: Emotion. 2: the emotions as distinguished from reason. 3: intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction.
Patience: the capacity, habit, or fact of being patient.
Patient: 1: bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint. 2: manifesting forbearance under provocation or strain. 3: not hasty or impetuous. 4: steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity.
Peace: 1: a state of tranquility or quiet: as a: freedom from civil disturbance. 1b: a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom. 2: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions. 3: harmony in personal relations. 4: a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity.
Perfectionism: 1: the doctrine that the perfection of moral character constitutes a person’s highest good. 2: a disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptable.
Persistence: 1: the action or fact of persisting. 2: the quality or state of being persistent.
Persist: 1: to go on resolutely or stubbornly in spite of opposition, importunity, or warning.
Power: 1: ability to act or produce an effect. 2: possession of control, authority, or influence over others. 3: a controlling group. 4: a force of armed men. 5: physical might. 6: mental or moral efficacy.
Prosperity: the condition of being successful or thriving; esp: economic well-being.
Prosper: to succeed in an enterprise or activity; esp: to achieve economic success.
Respect: 1: an act of giving particular attention: Consideration. 2a: high or special regard: Esteem. 2b: the quality or state of being esteemed.
Survival: 1a: the act or fact of living or continuing longer than another person or thing. 1b: the continuation of life or existence.
Survivalism: an attitude, policy, or practice based on the primacy of survival as a value.
Time: 1a: the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues: Duration. 1b: a non-spatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future. 2: a prison sentence.
Time: 1a: to arrange or set the time of: Schedule. 1b: to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time. 2: to set the tempo, speed, or duration of.
Transition: 1a: passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another: Change. 1b: a movement, development, or evolution from one form, stage, or style to another.
Transparency: 1: something transparent. 2: the quality of being transparent.
Transparent: 1a: having the property of transmitting light without appreciable scattering so that bodies lying beyond are seen clearly. 1b: fine or sheer enough to be seen through. 2: free from pretense or deceit.
Trustworthiness: (Trustworthy): worthy of confidence: Dependable
Trust: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.
Wisdom: 1a: accumulated philosophic or scientific learning: Knowledge. 1b: ability to discern inner qualities and relationships: Insight

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