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” God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.”  – J.G. Holland

Nebulous adj. 1. Lacking definition or definite content. 2. Lacking definite form or limits; vague. “The test results were nebulous and determined to be unusable.”

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“People know you for what you’ve done, not for what you plan to do.” – Author Unknown

Exacerbate transitive verb.  To make more violent, bitter, or severe; to irritate or make worse. “The continued delays were greatly exacerbatedby the lack of workers on the project.”

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“About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.” – Gloria Pitzer

Temporal adj.  Relating to, or limited by time. Lasting only for a time; not eternal.  Also: fleeting, passing, momentary, temporary, transient, short-lived. “The beneficial effects of the loan were temporal.”

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“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.” – Margaret Thatcher

Pragmatic adj.  More concerned with practical results than with theories and principles. “The CEO used a pragmatic approach to making his business a success.”

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“It is surprising what a man can do when he has to, and how little most men will do when they don’t have to.”  – Walter Linn

Diminutive adj. Extremely small in size; tiny. A very small person or thing. “Although diminutive in stature, they were a formidable opponent;” “A diminutive report.”

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“Yes, to be a good parent, you have to sacrifice, but this is not a requirement of parenting, it is a requirement of being good at something. ” – Robert Brault

Laborious adj.  Hard-working; industrious. Marked by or requiring long, hard work. “It was a laborious project, but they still kept it under budget.”

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“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.”

 – Sam Ewing

Altruism n.  Unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness.  (also ‘Altruistic’).

 

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