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Wordscape-62: Know these ‘isms’?
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Wordscape-62: Know these ‘isms’?

Know these ‘isms’

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The addition of the suffix ‘ism’ means a distinctive doctrine, theory, system, state or practice.

1. Solipsism: The philosophical theory that the self is all that exists

Eg. In short, this kind of relativity leads straight to what is generally known as the abyss of solipsism.

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2. Hypercatabolism: [med] Excessive metabolic breakdown of organic molecules

Eg. Hypercatabolism may occur in particular in the brain after a traumatic brain injury.

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3. Monochromatism: Complete colour blindness in which different colours appear in varying shades of grey

Eg. Judging from her penchant for monochromatism, her accessorizing in gold is the boldest look that Nebula has ever tried.

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4. Abstractionism: An abstract genre of art; artistic content depends on internal content rather than pictorial representation

Eg. Realism, abstractionism and modern art all have an inseparable relation with the visual experience.

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5. Commensalism: A type of relationship between two living organisms in which one organism benefits from the other without harming it.

Eg. Tree frogs using plants for protection is a good example of commensalism.

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