n. the desire to be struck by disaster—to survive a plane crash, to lose everything in a fire, to plunge over a waterfall—which would put a kink in the smooth arc of your life, and forge it into something hardened and flexible and sharp, not just a stiff prefabricated beam that barely covers the gap between one end of your life and the other.
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n. a kind of psychological exoskeleton that can protect you from pain and contain your anxieties, but always ends up cracking under pressure or hollowed out by time—and will keep growing back again and again, until you develop a more sophisticated emotional structure, held up by a strong and flexible spine, built less like a fortress than a cluster of treehouses.
pronunciation | ‘shprog-e-fUl\ (SHPRAHG-eh-fyool) (click link for pronunciation guide)
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pronunciation | \ ‘nUn-chE \
pronunciation | \mer-mo\
(n.) excessive desire to stay in bed