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Archive for April, 2013

Today’s Quote: “What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” – Robert H. Schuller

Today’s Word: Nebulous adj. 1. Lacking definition or definite content. 2. Lacking definite form or limits; vague. “The test results were nebulous and determined to be unusable.”

 Random Thought: Why do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front?

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Today’s Quote:  “One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over will.” – Harvey Mackay

Today’s Word: Exacerbate transitive verb.  To make more violent, bitter, or severe; to irritate or make worse. “The continued delays were greatly exacerbated by the lack of workers on the project.”

Random Thought: Have you ever wondered if ignorance is bliss, why aren’t more people happy?

 

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Today’s Quote: “A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.” – Victor Hugo

Today’s Word: Temporal adj.  Relating to, or limited by time. Lasting only for a time; not eternal.  Also: fleeting, passing, momentary, temporary, transient, short-lived. “The beneficial effects of the loan were temporal.”

Random Thought:  Why do they call the clock where you punch your time card called a “time” clock? Aren’t all clocks “time” clocks?

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Today’s Quote:  “Rejection doesn’t mean you aren’t good enough; it means the other person failed to notice what you have to offer.” – Mark Amend

Today’s Word: Pragmatic adj.  More concerned with practical results than with theories and principles. “The CEO used a pragmatic approach to making his business a success.”

Random Thought: Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?

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Today’s Quote:  “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn 

Today’s Word: Diminutive adj. Extremely small in size; tiny. A very small person or thing. “Although diminutive in stature, they were a formidable opponent;” “A diminutive report.”

Random Thought: How come when you go in the front door of a church, you are at the back of the church?

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Today’s Quote:  “I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.” – J. D. Salinger

Today’ Quote: Laborious adj.  Hard-working; industrious. Marked by or requiring long, hard work. “It was a laborious project, but they still kept it under budget.”

Random Thought: Is a man full of wonder a wonderful man?

 

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Today’s Quote: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

Today’s Word: Altruism n.  Unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness.  (also ‘Altruistic’). “Despite his miserly demeanor, his life is driven by Altruism.” “Altruistic motives.”

Random Thought: Why do they call them “Animal Crackers” when there not even crackers…they’re cookies?

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Today’s Quote:  “The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” – Epictetus

Today’s Word: Copious adj.  Large in quantity; abundant. Abounding in matter, thoughts, or words; wordy.  “He took copious notes during the business meeting.”

Random Thought: If somebody vanished without a trace, how do people know they are missing?

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Today’s Quote: “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” – Mark Twain

Today’s Word: Ambiguous adj.  Open to more than one interpretation: “An ambiguous response.” Doubtful or uncertain. “The survey results were ambiguous.”

Random Thought: Why is it called ‘after dark’, when it is really after light?

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Today’s Quote:  “Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” – Og Mandino

Today’s Word: Austere adj. 1. Markedly simple without adornment or ornamentation. “An austere office;” “An austere writing style.” 2. Strict or stern in appearance or manner. “He was an austere movie critic.”

Random Thought: Have you ever wondered if sheep get static cling when they rub against one another?

 

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