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Archive for July, 2013

Today’s Quote:  “You can do anything, but not everything.” – David Allen

Today’s Word: Cornucopia n. A large amount of something; a great supply, an abundance: “A cornucopia of employment opportunities.”

Random Thought: I was wondering in the song Yankee Doodle, is he calling the horse or the feather “macaroni”?

 

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Today’s Quote: “A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.” – Robert Frost

Today’s Word: Solicitous adj. 1. Marked by or given to anxious care and often hovering attentiveness. 2. Extremely careful; meticulous: “solicitous in matters of behavior.” 3. Anxious or concerned: “a solicitous parent.”

Random Thought: I don’t creep or stalk on Facebook…however, I have been known to do some investigative research from time to time.

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Today’s Quote: “The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer somebody else up.” – Mark Twain

Today’s Word:  Attenuate v. 1. To reduce in force, value, amount, or degree; weaken: “The layoffs attentuated the company’s sales forecast.”

Random Thought:  You had me at the proper use of “you’re”.

 

 

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Today’s Quote: “Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” – Sarah Dessen

Today’s Word:  Caveat n. 1. A warning or proviso: something said as a warning, caution, or qualification. “The agreement contains the usual caveats.”

Random Thought:  Actually, I’m not lazy! I just rest a lot before I get tired.

 

 

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Today’s Quote:  “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway” – John Wayne

Today’s Word: Intuitive adj. Known automatically: known directly and instinctively, without being discovered or consciously perceived. “He intuitively knew that one day she would become a movie star.”

Random Thought: Chinese fortune cookies miss some great marketing opportunities  such as:  You will be hungry in 3 hours: better order some take-out now!

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Today’s Quote:  “Tomorrow you promise yourself will be different, yet tomorrow is too often a repetition of today.” ― James T. McCay

Today’s Word: Truncate tr.v. 1. To shorten or cut off. 2. To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.

 Random Thought: It takes patience to listen… It takes skill to pretend that you are actually listening.

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Today’s Quote: “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

Today’s Word: Cathartic adj. Producing a feeling of being purified emotionally, spiritually, or psychologically as a result of an intense emotional experience or therapeutic technique. “The strength of the movie had a cathartic effect on her.”

Random Thought: Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.

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Today’s Quote:  “I’d rather live with a good question than a bad answer.”– Aryeh Frimer

Today’s Word: Circuitous adj. Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course: “He took a circuitous route to avoid traffic.”

Random Thought: A word to the wise isn’t necessary, it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.

 

 

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Today’s Quote: “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”– Benjamin Franklin      

Today’s Word:  Redact(ed) tr.v. Edit something: to edit, revise, or delete content in preparation for publication. “The documents were redacted so personal information wasn’t released to the public.”

Random Thought: Of course I talk to myself, sometimes I need expert advice!

   

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Today’s Quote: “The secret of business is to know something nobody else knows.” – Aristotle Onassis

Today’s Word: Eclectic adj. 1. Composed of elements drawn from various sources 2. Not following any one system, but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems. “An eclectic taste in decorating; an eclectic approach to management.”

Random Thought: I’m old enough to remember the world before the Kardashians.

 

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