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“It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.”

– Woody Allen

Bifurcate (bi·fur·cate) v Divide into two branches or forks: “The river bifurcates at the base of the mountain

 

 

 

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Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. – W. Earl Hall

Pernicious (per·ni·cious) adj Having a harmful effect, particularly in a gradual or subtle way. “The hostile takeover will have pernicious effects on the business.”

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“You don’t get to choose how you are going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you are going to live. Now.” – Joan Baez

Halcyon (hal·cy·on) Adj 1. Calm; peaceful; tranquil: “Halcyon seas.” 2. Rich; wealthy; prosperous: “Halcyon times before the recession.”

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“We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.” – Talmud

Cerebral (cer·e·bral) adj.  Appealing to or requiring the use of the intellect; intellectual rather than emotional: “Her methods were cerebral, analytical, and cautious.”

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“It іѕ а good thіng fоr аn educated person tо read books оf quotations.” – Winston Churchill

Genteel (gen·teel) adj.  1. Refined in manner; well-bred and polite.  2. ree from vulgarity or rudeness.  3.Elegantly stylish: genteel manners and appearance.

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“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

– Mark Twain

Epicurean (ep·i·cu·re·an) adj.  Devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, particularly the enjoyment of gourmet food

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“Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it eludes you.
But if you turn your attention to other things, It comes and sits softly on your shoulder.”
 – Henry David Thoreau

Formative [for·ma·tive] adj.  Of or relating to formation, growth, or development: the formative stages of a child.

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