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Archive for February, 2013

Today’s Quote: “Look to the future, because that is where you’ll spend the rest of your life.” – George Burns

Today’s Word: Sartorial adj. Of or relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress. “Sartorial taste; “sartorial elegance.”

Random Thought: How can someone be dirt poor, and another be filthy rich?

 

 

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 Today’s Quote:  “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

Today’s Word: Circumspect adj Wary and unwilling to take risks. “His circumspect approach to investing.”

Random Thought:  Why do people say PIN number when that truly means Personal Identification Number Number?

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 Today’s Quote: “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton

Today’s Word: Apocryphal adj. Of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true. “Apocryphal stories dating from Hollywood’s golden age.”

Random Thought: Have you ever wondered where the term ” Free Gift” comes from, haven’t gifts always been Free?

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 Today’s Quote: “Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel 

Today’s Word: Coltish adj. Energetic but awkward in one’s movements or behavior. Playful, not trained or disciplined. “Coltish horseplay to celebrate their graduation.”

Random Thought:  Do you think God gave us two ears, and one mouth because He wanted us to listen twice as much as we speak?

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Today’s Quote: “Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.” – Blaise Pascal

Today’s Word: Glower v. Have an angry or sullen look on one’s face; scowl. “The librarian glowered at her for talking too loud.”

Random Thought: Seriously, wouldn’t it be smart to make the sticky stuff on envelopes taste like chocolate?

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Today’s Quote: “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

Today’s Word: Misogynous; Misogyny; Misogynistic adj. Of or characterized by a hatred of women. “Police believe it was a misogynous assault.”

Random Thought: Did you ever wonder if can you cry under water?

 

 

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Today’s Quote: “When deeds speak, words are nothing.” – Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Today’s Word:Luddite n. A person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology, and is often someone who is incompetent when using new technology. “He was a luddite that preferred his typewriter over a computer.”

Random Thought: Can someone have their head in the clouds and be down-to-earth at the same time?

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 Today’s Quote: “Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.” – Thomas Aquinas

Today’s Word: Conflate v. Combine two or more texts, ideas, etc. into one. “Their ideas were conflated in ways that were not helpful.”

Random Thought: Did you ever wonder why “palindrome” isn’t spelled the same way backwards?

 

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 Today’s Quote: “You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.” – Bonnie Prudden 

Today’s Word: Machinate v. Engage in plots and intrigues; scheming. “To machinate the overthrow of the government.”

Random Thought: Did you ever wonder why we say “an alarm is going off,” when it is really going on?

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 Today’s Quote: ” Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success.” – William Saroyan

Today’s Word: Untenable adj. Not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection. “She was in an untenable situation that was difficult to get out of.”

Random Thought: Did you ever wonder why there is that little space inside strawberries, as if it was meant for a pit, and then the seeds are on the outside?

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