Archive for September, 2012

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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Today’s Quote: “Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.” – Les Brown

Today’s Word: Luminous adj. Bright or shining, esp. in the dark.
(of a person’s complexion or eyes) Glowing with health, vigor, or a particular emotion: “her eyes were luminous with joy”.

Random Thought: Why is it that when you transport something by car, it’s called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it’s called cargo?

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Today’s Quote: “Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold – but so does a hard-boiled egg.” – Unknown

Today’s Word: Austerity n. (1) Sternness or severity of manner or attitude. (2) Extreme plainness and simplicity of style or appearance.

Random Thought: Why isn’t “palindrome” spelled the same way backwards?

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Today’s Quote: ” TV is chewing gum for the eyes.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

Today’s Word: Fractious adj. (1) Easily irritated; bad-tempered: “they fight and squabble like fractious kids.” (2) (of an organization) Difficult to control; unruly.

Random Thought: Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?

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Today’s Quote: “If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.” – John Lubbock

Today’s Word:  Pejorative adj. Expressing contempt or disapproval. Disparaging; belittling. “He used pejorative overtones in his speech.”

Random Thought: Why are you IN a movie, but ON TV?


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