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Accession has a few different meanings that, at first glance, appeared to me to be unconnected. However, at second glance, they still seem unconnected. But then I spent considerably more time thinking about it and delved deeper into the meanings. And, lo and behold, I still couldn’t come up with any connections between the definitions. […]


Someone who takes on or inherits an office or position is said to accede to it. Note that this is typically a high office. If you’re starting a new job as the official Second Assistant Paper Pusher you’d come off as silly and ludicrously pretentious if you said that you acceded to the office. In […]