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Archive for July, 2012

Today’s Quote: “Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks.” ― Thomas Goodwin

Today’s Word: Cornucopia n. A large amount of something; a great supply, an abundance: “A cornucopia of employment opportunities.”

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Today’s Quote:  “A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.”  – Robert Frost

Today’s Word:  Solicitous adj. 1. Marked by or given to anxious care and often hovering attentiveness. 2. Extremely careful; meticulous: “solicitous in matters of behavior.” 3. Anxious or concerned: “a solicitous parent.”

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Today’s Quote: ” The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer somebody else up.” – Mark Twain 

Today”s Word: Attenuate v. 1. To reduce in force, value, amount, or degree; weaken: “The layoffs attentuated the company’s sales forecast.”

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Today’s Quote:  “You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.” – Bob Hope

Today’s Word:  Caveat n. 1. A warning or proviso: something said as a warning, caution, or qualification.

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Today’s Quote: “By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” – Robert Frost

Today’s Word: Intuitive adj. Known automatically: known directly and instinctively, without being discovered or consciously perceived.

 

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Today’s Quote:  “The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.’ – H. L. Mencken

Today’s Word: Truncate tr.v. 1. To shorten or cut off. 2. To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.

 

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Today’s Quote:We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.”  ~Denis Diderot

Today’s Word: Cathartic adj. Producing a feeling of being purified emotionally, spiritually, or psychologically as a result of an intense emotional experience or therapeutic technique. “The strength of the movie had a cathartic effect on her.”

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Today’s Quote: “It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.” – Mark Twain

Today’s Word: Circuitous adj. Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course: “He took a circuitous route to avoid traffic.”

 

 

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Today’s Quote: ” Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.” – Benjamin Franklin  

Today’s Word:  Redact(ed) tr.v. Edit something: to edit, revise, or delete content in preparation for publication. “The documents were redacted so personal information wasn’t released to the public.”

 

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Today’s Quote:  “In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.” –  Buddha

Today’s Word: Eclectic adj. 1. Composed of elements drawn from various sources 2. Not following any one system, but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems. “An eclectic taste in decorating; an eclectic approach to management.”

 

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