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Irenic

Pronunciation: eye-REN-ik

Definition: conciliatory, promoting peace.

Origin

This is one of those simple adjectives stemming from Greek nouns; eirene, in this case, is the Greek word for peace.

Why this word?

The world is burning; it is now a fact. Freedom of speech is no longer a trait, but is now the main cause for violence.

There is no time like the present to learn words such as irenic, to use them and elaborate upon them. Love is irenic, tolerance is irenic, the ability to listen without judging is irenic and acceptance is irenic.  Read irenic books and articles, watch irenic movies and take part in irenic activities. Become irenic.  This is our chance.

How to use irenic?

Read the paragraph above again and use the word. Influence others use it as well.

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Written by Victoria Sheinkin

Victoria Sheinkin is a writer, content editor, translator and chief editor for UnusedWords.com. Speaking three and a half languages, she holds two BAs from the Tel Aviv university- Communication and jounalism, English literature and linguistics.

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