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Now Out: Essay 2082 on 貪 (greed), 1 Revision, and 4 New-Monics

The 464th essay has posted. Essay 2082 on 貪 (greed; insatiable desire) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Because 貪 represents greed, it’s tied to various Buddhist beliefs, including one about three poisons. The kanji is also associated with untiring zeal, so it factors into terms for an endless appetite for sex, for reading, and for food. Learn to say, “How does it help you to be so unpleasant?” “Young men are apt to fall victim to their own avarice,” and “People are insatiably curious.”

Also, I've revised the following essay:

essay 1540 on 惰 (laziness; inertia)

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Finally, Ulrike has created these new-monics:

俳 (959: haiku)
腹 (965: belly)
奮 (966: to rouse)
宝 (971: treasure)


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