Word of the Day

From Dictionary.com

prescience \PREE-shuns; PREE-shee-uns; PRESH-uns; PRESH-ee-uns; PREE-see-uns; PRES-ee-uns, noun:     Knowledge of events before they take place; foresight.
prescient adjective

But you could not fault his prescience in 1980 when he [Arthur Seldon] wrote: “China will go capitalist. Soviet Russia will not survive the century. Labour as we know it will never rule again. Socialism is an irrelevance.”
— “Prophet of privatisation puts money on Major – well, £2.50 of it”, Electronic Telegraph, March 28, 1997

Critics and historians have written admiringly of Dostoyevsky’s acuity at forecasting the nature of the political turmoil that would envelop Russia over the next 100 years; Ms. Egloff, too, pays homage to the novelist’s prescience.
— “Plotters and Snoops in Old Russia”, New York Times, May 23, 1998

As a professor, he earned a reputation for prescience when he returned an examination to a student named John Grisham with the comment, “Although you missed most of the legal issues, you have a real talent for fiction.”
— “The Final Refrains of ‘Dixie'”, New York Times, November 11, 1998

President Obamawankenobie is neither prescient nor does he possess the prescience to understand the harm his foreign policy, or lack therof, will do to our safety and the security of our allies.  In other words, he doesn’t know anything about foreign policy.


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