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Today’s Quote:

If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people. – Timothy Leary

 

Today’s Word:

Ethereal adj. Characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; intangible. “Her fragrance lingered in the room, an ethereal reminder of her presence.” 2. Highly refined; delicate. “Ethereal beauty.”

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“Confidence is contagious; so is lack of confidence.” – Vince Lombardi

Deciduous adj. Not permanent or lasting; ephemeral. “The fire created a deciduous outlook for the company.”

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“He who knows others is learned, he who knows himself is wise.” –  Hindu proverb

Pedantic adj. 1. Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules. “A pedantic attention to details.”

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“How is it they live in such harmony, the billions of stars, when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds?” ― Thomas Aquinas

Vexatious adj. 1. Full of annoyance or distress; harassed. 2. Causing or creating vexation; annoying. “Her ex-husband put her in a vexatious situation.”

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“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” ― Thomas Aquinas

Assiduous adj. 1. Constant in application or attention; diligent: “An assiduous worker who strove for perfection.” 2. Unceasing; persistent: “Assiduous cancer research.

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“Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.” – Stan Smith

Precarious adj. 1. Dangerously lacking in security or stability: “The precarious life of an undercover cop.” 2. Subject to chance or unknown conditions. 3. Based on uncertain, unwarranted, or unproved premises. “A precarious solution to a difficult problem.”

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Father’s Day 2012:

“Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” – Anne Geddes

Guile n. 1. Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit. Particular skill and cleverness in tricking or deceiving people

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