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Sunday Word: Pronoia

pro·noi·a [prəˈnɔɪə]:
origin: (21st century) a neologism in psychology; (11th century) Greek πρόνοια = "care" or "forethought"

noun
1. A sneaking suspicion that the universe is conspiring to help you or others; antonym to paranoia.

2. During the late Byzantine Empire, money set aside, under a state income, specifically to benefit individuals and institutions.

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