Happy Tuesday to you! Linking in with Josie and Two Shoes Tuesday today for the word "opposite". I did a little searching on Google for the word "opposite" and I ran across this explanation of the opposite of the word "victim":
There are three kinds of answers: ones that are mostly right, ones that are mostly wrong, and those that once were right but now are wrong.
In crime, the opposite role from the victim is the offender, or attacker.
In fatalities, the opposite of a victim is a survivor.
In terms of crime, the person who is robbed, hurt, harmed etc. is the victim.
The person who does the crime is the perpetrator.
The opposite of victim is perpetrator.
The opposite of victim could also be survivor.
This is true with diseases such as cancer or horrible events like the 9/11 attacks.
People who die of cancer are victims.
People who died on 9/11 are victims.
Those who recover from cancer are survivors.
Those who lived through the events of 9/11 are survivors.
Kind of interesting to think about. So here are a couple of other words to think about on this Tuesday. The opposite of "steep". The opposite of "benefit". The opposite of "progress." What are your thoughts on the matter? What would you consider to be the opposite of these three words? Put your thinking cap on (or see what you can find on Google or Bing). The second word for TST is "own". Guess what Google brought up on this? OWN is Oprah Winfrey's network. Does anyone watch it? The dictionary definition indicates something belonging to oneself. I'm happy to say that as opposed to a bank having a title, we "own" our home and "own" our vehicles. Guess I was being a little lazy today, just using the technology instead of thinking. Thanks for the word for today, Josie. Linda Kay