Sunday, November 30, 2008

CCC Vocab Words

I have started reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This time around I am reading slowly. I am looking up the words I don't understand and writing the definition in the margin.

CCC 37, Abnegation: verb (used with object), -gat⋅ed, -gat⋅ing.
to refuse or deny oneself (some rights, conveniences, etc.); reject; renounce.
to relinquish; give up.

Origin: 1650–60; < L abnegātus denied (ptp. of abnegāre).

CCC 53, Pedagogy: noun, plural -gies.
the function or work of a teacher; teaching.
the art or science of teaching; education; instructional methods.

CCC 55 Solicitude: noun
the state of being solicitous; anxiety or concern.
solicitudes, causes of anxiety or care.
an attitude expressing excessive attentiveness: to show great solicitude about his wife's health.

Origin: 1375–1425; late ME < L sollicitūdō uneasiness of mind, deriv. of sollicitus agitated. Unabridged (v 1.1)Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

It looks as if it will be a slow read, for someone as ignorant and uneducated as I.

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