Ocean: A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man – who has no gills.
Alliance – In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other’s pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third
Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right proud Eternally to die for
Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage
Egotist: A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me
Mad: Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence
Politeness: The most acceptable hypocrisy
Patience: A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue
Quotation: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
Source: Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary
Inky’s Take: Study hard! There will be a pop quiz!