Buying some real estate

Some exciting news to share.  I just bought some more real estate:
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[buh-nev-uh-luh  nt]

1. characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings.
2. desiring to help others; charitable.
3. intended for benefits rather than profit.
(Random House)

1.  marked by or disposed to doing good
2.  organized for the purpose of doing good <a benevolent society>
3.  marked by or suggestive of goodwill <benevolent smiles>

benevolence (n.) etymology

c.1400, "disposition to do good," from Old French benivolence and directly from Latin benevolentia "good feeling, good will, kindness," from bene "well" (see bene-) + volantem (nominative volens) present participle of velle "to wish" (see will (v.)). In English history, this was the name given to forced extra-legal loans or contributions to the crown, first so called 1473 by Edward IV, who cynically "asked" it as a token of good will toward his rule.
(Online Etymology Dictionary)


1. a group or band.
2. a group of people with compatible tastes or mutual interests who gather together for social reasons.
3. a group of persons working together.
(Random House)

1. group: as (1) :  a group of persons working together  
2:  a group of persons having informal and usually close social relations

gang (n.) etymology
from Old English gang "a going, journey, way, passage," and Old Norse gangr "a group of men, a set," both from Proto-Germanic *gangaz (cognates: Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Danish, Dutch, Old High German, German gang, Old Norse gangr, Gothic gagg "act of going"), from PIE root *ghengh- "to step."

The sense evolution is probably via meaning "a set of articles that usually are taken together in going" (mid-14c.), especially a set of tools used on the same job. By 1620s this had been extended in nautical speech to mean "a company of workmen," and by 1630s the word was being used, with disapproving overtones, for "any band of persons traveling together."
(Online Etymology Dictionary)