Word of the Week: vocation (voh-KAY-shun)


(noun)1. a) summons or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action; especially : a divine call to the religious life.

b) an entry into the priesthood or a religious order

2. a) the work in which a person is employed : occupation

b) the persons engaged in a particular occupation

3. the special function of an individual or group

In Context

“The superpower I’ve always wished for is invisibility, and I chose my vocation accordingly. A novelist gets 140,000 words per one tiny author photo. That’s a visibility ratio I can live with.”

Barbara Kingsolver, quoted in The New Statesman (UK), 15 Oct. 2018