Word of the Day: Pride

Pride /prīd/ noun:

1. the feeling of doing your personal best; self-respect

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.” Margaret Thatcher, 1925 – 2013

2. a group of lions forming a social unit

example: Lions are the only cat species that forms social groups, called prides. All other cats are lone hunters.

3. verb: to be especially proud of a particular quality or skill

Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I’d rather boast about the ones I’ve read.” Jorge Luis Borges, 1899 – 1986

pictured: Dr. Bill Bassett of the Wallkill East Rotary Club with smiling students at Middletown Christian School in Middletown, NY.