Conspiracy (n.)

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Glossary | No Comments

Conspiracy: a secret plan made by two or more people to do something that is harmful or illegal I got the definition form Merriam-Webster website. I encountered the word in the Ways of Seeing text on page 32. It says “By refusing to enter a conspiracy, one remains innocent of that conspiracy. But to remain […]

Myopic

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Glossary | No Comments

Myopic (adj.):¬† 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, or a narrow view of something. I encountered this word in the article “What If You Could Choose Between the Fastest Route and the Most Beautiful?” by […]

Destitute

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Glossary | No Comments

word: Destitute (adjective): extremely poor (Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary) “Hals, an old man of over eighty, was destitute. Most of his life he had been in debt.” – Page 13, Ways of Seeing- John Berger Hals was selling his portraits because he was in debt and poor.