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Archive for February, 2013

 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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 Today’s Quote: “It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” – Amelia Barr

Today’ s Word: Epicene adj. Having characteristics of both sexes or no characteristics of either sex; of indeterminate sex. “Clothing fashions are becoming increasingly epicene.

Random Thought: Did you ever wonder why vanilla ice cream is white when vanilla extract is brown?

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 Today’s Quote: “It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” – Mark Twain

Today’s Word: Boorish adj. Resembling or characteristic of a boor; rude and clumsy in behavior. “His boorish behavior was unacceptable to the directors.”

Random Thought: I may be wrong but aren’t the ‘good things that come to those who wait’ just the leftovers from the people that got there first?

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 Today’s Quote: “Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” – Anne Frank    

Today’s Word: Bolshie; Bolshiness adj. emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or left-wing. Deliberately combative or uncooperative: “The driver maintained a bolshie attitude before his arrest.”

Random Thought: “Cute as a button” Is that supposed to be a compliment? Who decided buttons were cute?

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Today’s Quote: “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

Today’s Word: Mellifluous adj. Sweet or musical; pleasant to hear. “She had a mellifluous voice.”

Random Thought: Why doesn’t the word “Science” follow the rule “i” before “e” except after “c” ?

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