I have chosen the word purge for several different reasons and although it can be a violent word, I will not use it in that sense. After you read the definition of purge below, I think you'll see just how it can take on many meanings that pertain to everyday life and are non-violent. After a lot of thought, this is the word I have chosen and I believe it will fit me well this year.
Here is the Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of purge:
: to remove people from an area, country, organization, etc., often in a violent and sudden way
Full Definition of PURGE
a : to clear of guilt
b : to free from moral or ceremonial defilement
a : to cause evacuation from (as the bowels)
b (1) : to make free of something unwanted <purge a manhole of gas> <purge yourself of fear> (2) : to free (as a boiler) of sediment or relieve (as a steam pipe) of trapped air by bleedingc (1) : to rid (as a nation or party) by a purge (2) : to get rid of <the leaders had been purged>
to free from moral guilt or blemish especially ceremonially <a day on which the faithful are expected to purge themselves of their sins through prayer and fasting>
Related Words amend, improve, refine; heal, regenerate,restore; elevate, ennoble, uplift; absolve, acquit, clear,exonerate, vindicate
Happy New Year! I hope you have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. Thanks for stopping by today!