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Archive for August, 2012

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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Today’s Quote: “The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a “but”.”  – Henry Ward Beecher

Today’s Word: Ignominious adj. Deserving or causing public disgrace or shame; humiliating: “An ignominious defeat.”

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Today’s Quote: “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.” – Charles F. Kettering

Today’s Word: Homogeneous adj. 1. Uniform in structure or composition. 2. Of the same or similar nature or kind: “The corporation maintains tight-knit, homogeneous board members.”

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Today’s Quote: “The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do, well.” – Henry W. Longfellow  

Today’s Word: Cavernous adj. Resembling a cavern, as in depth, vastness, or effect: a cavernous hole; cavernous echoes.

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Today”s Quote: “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.” – Dorothy Park

Today’s Word:  Diatribe n. 1. A bitter, sharply abusive denunciation, attack, or criticism: “Repeated diatribes against the candidates.”

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