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Aries 28: A large disappointed audience

T h e w o r d l a r g e d e s c e n d s f r o m t he L a t i n l a rg u s m e a n i n g g e n e r o u s. 1 O n e o f i t s d e f i n i t i on s i s o f g r e a t e r t h a n a ve r a g e scope, breadth, or ca p a c i t y ; comprehensive.2 T h e b a s e o f t he w o r d d i s a p p o i n t ed d e s c e n d s f r o m t he I n d o - E u r o p e a n ( I E ) r o o t p eu k - w hi c h m e a n s t o p r i c k . 3 A m o n g i t s p a r o n ym s a r e t h e w o r d s c o m p u n ct i o n , e xp u n g e , i m p u g n , p o in t , p o u n c e , p u n c h , p u n c t u a l , p u n ct u a t e , p u n c t u r e , p u n ge n t , p o i gn a n t , a n d t h e v e r b p in k . T h e w o r d a u d i e n ce d e s c e n d s f r o m t h e I E r o o t a u - 4 w h i c h m e a n s t o p e r c e i v e . 4 A m o n g i t s p a r o n y m s a r e a e s t he t i c , a n e st h e s ia , a u d i b l e , a u dit , a u d it i o n , a u d i t o r y , s y n a e s t h e s ia a n d o b e y . T H E M E S : T h e f i ve S E N S E S c l e a r l y a r e i m p li c a t e d h e r e t a s t e , s m e l l h e a r i n g, t o u c h, a n d s i g h t . F i r s t n o t e t h a t o n e o f t h e p a r on y m s o f d i s a p p o i n t ed i s p u n ge n t w hi c h m e a n s a f f e c t i n g t h e or g a n s o f t a st e o r s m e l l w i t h a s ha r p a c r i d s e n s a t i o n . 5 On e o f t h e p a r on y m s o f a u d i e n c e i s a u d it o r y w h i c h m e a n s o f o r r e l a t i n g t o h e a r i n g , t he o r g a n s o f h e a r i n g , o r t h e s e n s e o f he a r i n g. 6 T h i r d , r e c a l l t h a t t w o o t he r p a r o n y m s of a u d i e n c e a re a n e s t h e s ia a n d a e st he t i c . T h e f o r m e r m e a n s t o t a l o r p a r t i a l l o s s o f s e n s a t i on , e s p e c i a l l y t a c t i le s e n si b i l i t y. 7 T a c t i l e m e a n s p e r c e p t i b le t o t h e s e n s e o f t o u c h . 8 T h e l a t t e r w o r d a e s t he t i c me a n s b o t h c h a r a ct e r i z e d b y a he i g h t e n e d s e n s i t i v i t y t o b e a ut y 9 a n d si m p ly

1 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/large 2 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/large 3 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 67 4 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 6 5 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/pungent 6 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/auditory 7 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/d ictionary/entry/anesthesia 8 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/tactile 9 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/aesthetic Starling Hunter 2011 1

n i ce t o l o o k a t . 10 L o o k i n g i s , o f c o u r se , a n a ct i on t h a t r e q u i r e s t he f i f t h s e n se t h a t o f s i g ht . H a v i n g i d e n t i f i e d t h e r e f e re n c e s t o t h e f i v e s e n s e s, we a r e n o w i n a p o s i t i o n t o r e c o g n i z e t h e p r e se n c e of a s i x t h a n d s e v e n t h s e n se b ot h decidedly n o n -p hy s i c a l . R e ca l l t ha t a n o t he r of the paronyms of d i s a p p o i n t ed i s p o i g n a n t w h i c h m e a n s b o t h p h y si c a l l y p a i n f u l a n d k e e n l y d i s t r e s s i n g t o t h e m i n d o r fe e l i n g s . 11 T h e w o r d s p o i gn a n t a n d s e n si t i v e a r e l i st e d i n R o ge t s 2 1 s t C e n t u r y T h e sa u r u s a s s y n o n y m s o f the word e m o t i on a l . 12 T h u s , t he si x t h and s e ve n t h s e n s e s a re e m o t i on a l a n d m e n t a l s e n s i t i v i t y. I f w e c o m b i n e a ll o f t h e s e r e fe r e n c e s t o t h e se n se s , se n si t i vi t y , s e n s a t i on , a n d s e n s i b i li t y w i t h t h e de f i n i t i on s o f l a r g e g r e a t e r t ha n a v e r a g e s c o p e , b r e a d t h , o r c a p a c i t y ; c o m p r e h e n s i v e w e d r a w n e a r e r t o t h e u n d e r l y i n g m e a n i n g o f t hi s s y m b o l . T h a t w o u l d s e e m t o b e a n a b o ve average, wide, or full range of sensitivity sensitivity all-encompassing a n d p e r h a p s i n t e gr a t i n g a l l o f t h e se n s e s , a s i n s y n a e st h e s ia , w h i c h c a n mean:
1. A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color. 2. A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus applied to another, as in referred pain. 3. The description of one kind of sense impression by using words that normally describe another.

10 h t t p : / / w w w . m a c m i l l a n d i c t i o n a r y . c o m / d i c t i o n a r y / a m e r i c a n / a e s t h e t i c 11 h t t p : / / e d u c a t i o n . y a h o o . c o m / r e f e r e n c e / d i c t i o n a r y / e n t r y / p o i g n a n t 12 h t t p : / / t h e s a u r u s . c o m / b r o w s e / p o i g n a n t Starling Hunter 2011 2