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Vocabababble: Victim/Witness Services

poikilotherm = type of organism whose body temperature changes with environment, like reptiles. amphibians, insects and fish. poikilo from Greek meaning variegated. Same: ectotherm, cold blooded

quotidian = ordinary, everyday, commonplace, daily

white knuckle sobriety = hanging on for dear life through intense difficulty while not "acting out" in your addiction

taking someone else's inventory = 12 step jargon for focussing on someone else's issues instead of your own

truism = a statement so obviously true and often repeated that people find it trite and meaningless
Tags: addiction, vocabulary

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