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Word of the Week – March 5, 2022



Latin, 16th century

An irresolvable internal contradiction or logical disjunction in a text, argument, or theory. (Rhetoric) the expression of doubt.  Stems from ​​late Latin via the Greek “aporos,” meaning “impassable”: “a-” means “without,” and “poros” means “passage.”

Example: The aporia in our office led to a complete restructuring of staff.

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