“The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.”
Robert A. Heinlein
Sunday, April 19, 2009
word a day#9
ambivalent |amˈbivələnt|adjectivehaving mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone: some loved her, some hated her, few were ambivalent about her | an ambivalent attitude to terrorism.DERIVATIVESambivalence |ømˈbɪvələns| nounambivalently |ømˈbɪvələntli| adverbORIGIN early 20th cent.: from ambivalence (from German Ambivalenz), on the pattern ofequivalent.