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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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