RAREFIED : understood by only a small group of people : only for people who know about a particular thing *

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The other day a sports reporter indicated that you could experience rarefied air surrounding the pitcher’s mound at Fenway Park.   His point was that the pitching was so good that it was unusual. To have used the term rarefied means one of two things: either the situation was unique to the point that you had […]

DIASPORA [dahy-AS-per-uh]: any group that has been dispersed outside its traditional homeland


I would imagine that for most of us we think of Jews when we hear the word diaspora.  It is a term which has a long and important history.   I went to Dictionary.com to start my research, and found the clearest and most compact resume of the word’s history. “The history of the term diaspora […]