Since I’m a day late and a dollar short (again) this will be a quickie Wordplay word. (I know, hooray!)
During the Holiday time of year, with numerous parties, events, and special attention to fashions, we tend to go overboard wondering and worrying about our looks. (I used to – I’m a Boomer now – doesn’t matter so much! Heehee.)
We all know one or two friends or relatives, male or female, who stroll by a festive shop window and slow down to pat their hair in its reflection, with pleased self-admiration. There’s a word for this pretentious, vain, action …
OTIOSE (ōʹshē ōsʹ, ōtʹē-) – adj. 1) [Rare] idle; indolent; 2) ineffective, futile; 3) useless, superfluous – SYN. vain.
Anyone you know?
Try to remember, underneath the vanity and perhaps pompous attitude, is a person clamoring for attention. ‘Tis the season – better to give than receive.
Bestow Holiday praise on those who may act a bit too self-absorbed, but who demonstrate with worthy actions, that beauty can be more than skin deep.
They’ll appreciate your kindness and it’s a gift that will keep on giving – along with the day-at-the-spa gift card, or custom basket of healthy skin care items – just helping out with a tip! (Hint, hint.)
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