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Sequacity

Postby Dr. Goodword » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:25 pm

• sequacity •


Pronunciation: si-kwæ-sê-ti • Hear it!

Part of Speech: Noun, mass (no plural)

Meaning: Followership, a disposition to slavishly follow, incapable of independent or original of thought, intellectually servile.

Notes: In case you ever wondered what the opposite of leadership is, today's Good Word is what it's called. Anyone who slavishly follows the crowd is a candidate for this epithet. This word comes with the accompanying adjective sequacious which, of course, is the source of the adverb sequaciously.

In Play: This Good Word sounds so much like sagacity, people might mistake it for that word. "What the good senator lacks in leadership, he more than makes up for in sequacity." You may substitute any position that requires leadership for senator. Sequacious people are known for their conformism: "Ben Dover is known less for his contributions to the company than for his conformism and sequacity."

Word History: Today's Good Word is taken from the Latin adjective sequax (sequac-s), sequacitas "following, seeking after, pursuing, sequacious", derived from the verb sequi "to follow". We find this sequence of letters in many English words: sequel, non sequitur, segue, subsequent—all with some sense of "following". It comes from an old Proto-Indo-European root sekw- "to follow", which went on to become Sanskrit sacate "accompanies, follows", Lithuanian sekti "to follow", Latvian sekot "to follow", Old Irish sechim "I follow", and Latin secundus "second, the following".
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Re: Sequacity

Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:59 pm

"Bush did it".
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Re: Sequacity

Postby Slava » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:02 pm

LukeJavan8 wrote:"Bush did it".
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Re: Sequacity

Postby LukeJavan8 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:37 pm

Followership, a disposition to slavishly follow, incapable of independent or original of thought, intellectually servile.
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Re: Sequacity

Postby Philip Hudson » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:01 am

Quite astute of you Luke.
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Re: Sequacity

Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:48 pm

AKA political correctness, Luke. Note there are several forms in addition to the most commonly recognized. Republicans, Libertarians, Evangelicals, most any group have their traditional shibboleths that cannot escape close examination unscathed!
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Re: Sequacity

Postby Philip Hudson » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:53 pm

Perry: I can pronounce all the Baptist shibboleths. Surely you can too, with a clear conscience. :)
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Re: Sequacity

Postby Perry Lassiter » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:02 pm

Yeah, but not as re-defined in 2000.
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Re: Sequacity

Postby LukeJavan8 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:59 pm

Perry Lassiter wrote:AKA political correctness, Luke. Note there are several forms in addition to the most commonly recognized. Republicans, Libertarians, Evangelicals, most any group have their traditional shibboleths that cannot escape close examination unscathed!



true. But I despise political correctness and never
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