Archive for November, 2012

Today’s Quote: “A good man is not a perfect man; a good man is an honest man, faithful, and unhesitatingly responsive to the voice of God in his life.” – John Fischer

Today’s Word: Ingratiate tr.v. Bring oneself into favor or good graces of another, especially by deliberate effort. “She soon ingratiated herself with her new boss.”

Random Thought: Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

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Today’s Quote: ‘Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.’ – Mark Twain

Today’s Word: Titular adj. Relating to or constituting a title. “The titular head of the business.”

Random Thought: Daylight savings time – why are they saving it and where do they keep it?

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Today’s Quote: “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide

Today’s Word: Histrionic adj. Overly theatrical or dramatic. n. Exaggerated dramatic behavior designed to attract attention. “His histrionic reaction disrupted the meeting.”

Random Thought: Are part-time bandleaders semi-conductors?


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Today’s Quote: “I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry.” – Unknown

Today’s Word: Sagacious adj. Shrewd; showing keen mental discernment and good judgment. “A sagacious remark.”

Random Thought: If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?


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Today’s Quote: “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” – Albert Einstein

Today’s Word: Apoplectic adj. Overcome with anger; extremely indignant. “He showed apoplectic rage.”

Random Thought: If horrific means to make horrible, does terrific mean to make terrible?

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Today’s Quote: “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Seuss

Today’s Word: Serendipity; Serendipitous n. The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. “A fortunate stroke of serendipity.”

Random Thought: The light went out, but where to ?

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Today’s Quote: “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charles Chaplin    

Today’s Word: Overt adj. Done or shown openly; plainly or readily apparent, not secret or hidden. “Overt hostility.”

Random Thought: Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do “practice”?

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Today’s Quote: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi      

Today’s Word: intrinsic adj. Belonging naturally; essential. “Intrinsic stock value.”

Random Thought: Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.

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Today’s Quote: “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving” – W. T. Purkiser

Today’s Word: Confluence n. The act or process of merging. A flowing together of two or more streams. “A fortunate confluence of factors led to his success.”

Random Thought: Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twenty minutes. Half-times take twenty minutes. This is not coincidence.

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Today’s Quote: “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain  

 Today’s Word: Formidable adj. Inspiring fear or respect through being impressively powerful, large, or capable. “A formidable opponent.”

Random Thought: If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

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