Archive for September, 2012

Today’s Quote: “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

Today’s Word: Salacious adj. Treating sexual matters in an indecent way. Lustful; lecherous: “his salacious grin.”

Random Thought: How do you KNOW it’s new and improved dog food?

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Today’s Quote: “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

Today’s  Word: Indolent; Indolence n. Having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful, lazy: “an indolent person.”

Random Thought: Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a “near miss”? Shouldn’t it be called a “near hit”?

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Today’s Quote: “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” – C. S. Lewis

Today’s Word: Caprice n. A sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior.

Random Thought: Why is it called rush hour when everything moves so slow?


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Today’s Quote: “Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.” – Dorothy Sarnoff    

Today’s Word: Existential adj. (1) Of or relating to existence. (2) Concerned with existence, esp. human existence as viewed in the theories of existentialism. “An existential threat.”

Random Thought: Why does flammable and inflammable mean the same thing?

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Today’s Quote:Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

Today’s Word: Facetious adj. Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.

Random Thought: How can someone “draw a blank”?

How can someone “draw a blank”?

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Today’s Quote: ‘You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

Today’s Word:  Tactile adj. (1) Of or connected with the sense of touch. (2) Perceptible by touch or apparently so; tangible: “A tactile keyboard.”

Random Thought: Why is it called a TV “set” when you only get one?


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Today’s Quote: “People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.” – Oliver Goldsmith

Today’s Word: Propitious adj. (1) Indicating a good chance of success; favorable. (2) Favorably disposed toward someone.

Random Thought: If pro is the opposite of con, is progress the opposite of congress?


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Today’s Quote: “Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.” – Barry LePatner

Today’s Word:  Divergence n. (1) A difference or conflict in opinions, interests, wishes, etc. (2) The process or state of diverging.

Random Thought: Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?

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Today’s Quote: “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde  

Today’s Word: Determinate adj. Having exact and discernible limits or form.

Random Thought: Why does “slow down” and “slow up” mean the same thing?

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Today’s Quote: “I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences. Today is one of those experiences.” – Sonia Sotomayor

Today’s Word: Mitigate v. (1) Make less severe, serious, or painful: “he wanted to mitigate the damages in court.” (2) Lessen the gravity of (an offense or mistake).

Random Thought:  Shouldn’t there be a shorter word for “monosyllabic”?


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