It used to be a basic arithmetic symbol
It used to be a marvelous model of molecular movement
It used to be a dreaded remedy; the unmentionable, feared procedure, to eliminate the invading cancer
It used to be something concrete
Now, it is fear without a face
Now, it marks the madness permeating our reality
Now, radical nemeses wreak havoc and destruction; becoming the neurotic ‘normal’
Now it is indefensible:
I write this in response to Trifecta Challenge.Trifecta: Week Forty-Two: this week’s word is RADICAL (adjective)
1: of, relating to, or proceeding from a root: as a (1) : of or growing from the root of a plant <radical tubers>(2) : growing from the base of a stem, from a rootlike stem, or from a stem that does not rise above the ground <radicalleaves>b : of, relating to, or constituting a linguistic root c : of or relating to a mathematical root d : designed to remove the root of a disease or all diseased and potentially diseased tissue <radical surgery> <radicalmastectomy> 2: of or relating to the origin : fundamental 3a : very different from the usual or traditional : extreme b : favoring extreme changes in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions c : associated with political views, practices, and policies of extreme change d : advocating extreme measures to retain or restore a political state of affairs <the radical right>
Clever take on the prompt. I like the way you moved through all the definitions and showed a different side of the third. Thanks for linking up.
Nice use of the different meanings of the word — I’d almost forgotten the mathematical one!
This is very interesting. Or should I say radical take on the prompt.
Very clever writing of the evolution of the meanings of this word. Nice take on the prompt.
Thanks…all of a sudden it hit me right between the eyes yesterday morning.
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