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Archive for August, 2012

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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Today’s Quote: “Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.” – Elbert Hubbard

Today’s Word: Egalitarian adj. Affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people.

 

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Today’s Quote: “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” – Mark Twain

Today’s Word: Colloquialism n. 1. An informal word or phrase that is more common in conversation than in formal speech or writing. Colloquialisms can include words such as “gonna” and phrases such as “ain’t nothin’” and “dead as a doornail.”

 

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Today’s Quote: “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” – Vernon Law 

Today’s Word: Temerity n. Excessive confidence or boldness; audacity: “No one had the temerity to question her decision.”

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