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Archive for July, 2012

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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Today’s Quote: “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today’s Word: Repugnant adj. Arousing disgust or aversion; offensive or repulsive.

 

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Today’s Quote: “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” – B.R. Hayden

Today’s Word:   Opine v.tr. To state as an opinion.

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Today’s Quote: ” Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” – Erica Jong

Today’s Word: Effusive adj. 1. Unrestrained or excessive in emotional expression; gushy: “An effusive manner.” 2. Profuse; overflowing: “effusive praise.”

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Today’s Quote: ” Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

Today’s Word: Epochal adj. 1. Highly significant or important; momentous: “Epochal decisions made by the president.” 2. Without parallel: “Epochal stupidity”.

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