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Archive for April, 2013

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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Today’s Quote:  “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

Today’s Word: Euphemism n. A mild, inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is often considered harsh or offensive. “To pass away” is a euphemism for “to die.”

Random Thought: Have you ever wondered what came first, the fruit or the color orange?

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Today’s Quote:  “Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.” – Anne Frank

Today’s Word: Ostensible adj.  Stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so. Being such in appearance, plausible rather than demonstrably true or real. “The ostensible purpose of the trip was for business.”

Random Thought: “If a terminator is someone who kills, shouldn’t an exterminator be the opposite?”

 

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Today’s Quote: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”– Benjamin Franklin

Today’s Word: Disingenuous adj. Not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating.  “It was disingenuous of her to claim she had no financial interest in the company.”

Random Thought: Have you ever wondered why toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp which no decent human being would eat?

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Today’s Quote: “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” ― Cynthia Ozick

Today’s Word: Duplicitous adj.  Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech. “They warned him not to trust the duplicitous telemarketer.”

Random Thought: Do Roman paramedics refer to IV’s as 4’s?

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