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Word 9: PRAGMATIC (prag-MAT-ik

Practical, having to do with actual practice,
concerned with everyday affairs
as opposed to theory or speculation.
Pragmatic comes from the Latin pragmaticus,
which means skilled in
business or law. The lawyer is concerned with
evidence and proof; the
businessperson is concerned with facts and
figures. Both have little time
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for idle speculation or harebrained schemes.
Both must be pragmatic,
concerned with practical, everyday affairs.