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Today’s Quote: “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen 

Today’s Word: Juxtapose tr.v. 1. To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast. “The exhibition juxtaposes Picasso’s early drawings with some of his later works.”

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Today’s Quote: “Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Today’s Word: Fastidious adj. 1. Very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail. 2. excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please: “A fastidious eater.” 3. Very concerned about matters of cleanliness.

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Today’s Quote: “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland   

Today’s Word: Assuage v. 1. To make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate: “to assuage one’s pain.” 2. to appease, satisfy, or relieve: “To assuage one’s hunger.” 3. to soothe or calm: “To assuage his fears;” “To assuage her anger.”

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Today’s Quote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle

Today’s Word: Vicarious adj. 1. Experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person: “A vicarious thrill.” 2. Acting or done for another: “A vicarious atonement.”

 

 

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Aristotle

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Today’s Quote: “Most people are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

Today’s Word: Transitory adj. 1. Not lasting, enduring, permanent, or eternal. 2.Lasting only a short time; brief; short-lived; temporary. “It was a transitory stage in the actor’s career.”

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Today’s Quote: “Nobody believes the official spokesman… but everybody trusts an unidentified source.” – Ron Nesen

Today’s Word: Rhetorical adj. Of or relating to rhetoric. Characterized by language that is elaborate, pretentious, insincere, or intellectually vacuous.

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Today’s Quote: “Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.” – Russell Baker

Today’s Word: Bloviate i.v. To speak or write at length in a pompous or boastful manner.

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