Sunday, November 01, 2009

Prudence and Patience...what they might mean and why they may or may not suck.

PRUDENCE: - define: prudence
discretion in practical affairs
- discretion: knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; "the servants showed great tact and discretion" - - prudence
1. the quality or fact of being prudent. - 2. caution with regard to practical matters; discretion. - 3. regard for one's own interests. - 4. provident care in the management of resources; economy; frugality.

PATIENCE: - define:patience
good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence - solitaire: a card game played by one person - - patience
1. the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like. - 2. an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay: to have patience with a slow learner. - 3. quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence: to work with patience. - 4. Cards (chiefly British). solitaire (def. 1). - 5. Also called patience dock. a European dock, Rumex patientia, of the buckwheat family, whose leaves are often used as a vegetable. - 6. Obsolete. leave; permission; sufference.

Are we any clearer on this issue now?

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