Tilt at windmills

Tilt at windmills: attack imaginary enemies or evils. [with allusion to the story of Don Quixote tilting at windmills, believing they were giants.] Source: New Oxford American Dictionary

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Polysemy

Polysemy: noun the coexistence of many possible meanings for a word or phrase. Origin: early 20th century: from poly- ‘many’ + Greek sēma ‘sign.’

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Ectype

ECTYPE:  a copy from an original: an imitation or reproduction (such as an impression of a seal) a. something in the world of external reality as distinguished from its eternal and ideal archetype or prototype b. Lockeanism: an idea or impression more or less corresponding to some external reality source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary 

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{Opportunity } A pore, a portal, a doorway, a nick in time, a gap in the screen, a looseness in the weave

“In The Origins of European Thought, Richard Onians explains that “opportunity” comes from the Latin porta, which is an “entrance” or “passage through.” The word is associated with doors and entranceways (portal, porch, portico), and an opportunus, then, is what offers an opening, or what stands before an opening, ready to go through. For the Romans, a porta fenestella was a…

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