“Tapestry of Space” Glossary

Glossary of Words I don’t know…

an inanimate object worshiped for its supposed magical powers or because it is considered to be inhabited by a spirit.

spectacle-a visually striking performance or display:
relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite:

(of a person) subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind:

one who practices flânerie, is a mercurial character, who plays roles ranging from a dandy stroller to a careful observer who studies social space, through photography

a person who gains sexual pleasure from watching others when they are naked or engaged in sexual activity.

the theory that human behavior is determined by surrounding circumstances rather than by personal qualities

(of a deity) having unlimited power; able to do anything

harsh criticism or censure:

the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, whether consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals; consistent with Morton’s study of space

based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system:

a person who wanders from place to place without a home or job.

–all definitions provided by Apple’s Mac dictionary and the actual text

One thought on ““Tapestry of Space” Glossary

  1. I love how this post specifies the source of definitions. Useful, I think, particularly as we’re likely to find slightly different meanings from different sources (American vs. French, i.e.).

    Next time make each term a post so we can pull into the glossary separately.

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