Archive for September, 2015

Today’s Quote: “Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.”— Leo Buscaglia

Today’s Word: Recondite adj. (of a subject or knowledge) Little known, obscure, abstruse. “Recondite information.”

Random Thought: The problem with having poor judgement is that you don’t realize that you have it…

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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: “The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” -William Penn

Today’s Word: Penurious (pe·nu·ri·ous) adj Extremely poor; poverty-stricken; miserly. “The penurious family were forced from their home.”

Random Thought: Unfortunately, some people are like clouds, when they go away, it’s a beautiful day…

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Today’s Quote: “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan

Today’s Word: Docile adj. Submissive. Ready to accept control or instruction. “The dog was very docile around children.”

Random Thought: I made it through the entire day yesterday without upsetting one person, and today looks promising too, but it’s early…

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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: “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: “People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.” – Oliver Goldsmith

Today’s Word: Propitious adj. (1) Indicating a good chance of success; favorable. “It was a propitious time to leave the party without offending the host.” (2) Favorably disposed toward someone.

Random Thought: As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in public schools…

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Today’s Quote: “Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.” – Barry LePatner

Today’s Word: Divergence n. (1) A difference or conflict in opinions, interests, wishes, etc. (2) The process or state of diverging.

Random Thought: It’s “Before” not B4 we speak English not Bingo…

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Today’s Quote: “A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.” – Charles Schwab

Today’s Word: Corpulent adj. Physically bulky; fat. “The once corpulent woman is now trim and fit.”

Random Thought: I wish the ‘Dollar Store’ sold gas…

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Today’s Quote: “I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences. Today is one of those experiences.” – Sonia Sotomayor

Today’s Word: Mitigate v. (1) Make less severe, serious, or painful: “he wanted to mitigate the damages in court.” (2) Lessen the gravity of (an offense or mistake).

Random Thought: Shouldn’t there be a shorter word for “monosyllabic”?

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