Archive for January, 2016

Today’s Quote: “My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. ” – Indira Gandhi

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: Why does Jello have a smell when you add the powder in the water, but when it “gels” the smell is gone?

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Today’s Quote: “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
– Thomas Jefferson

Today’s Word: Brusque adj. Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt. “Her boss gave a brusque reply.”

Random Thought: Calories: tiny little creatures that live in your closet and sew your clothes a little bit tighter every night…

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Today’s Quote: “It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Today’s Word: Synergism n. Interaction of discrete agencies or conditions where the total effect is greater than the sum of the individual parts. “The directors saw considerable synergism in the business merger.” (also Synergy).

Random Thought: If someone were to steal my identity, they would probably give back in less than 24 hours…

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Today’s Quote: “True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.” -Charles Caleb Colton

Today’s Word: Tepid adj. Showing little enthusiasm: “A tepid response to the proposal.”

Random Thought: Why isn’t 11 pronounced onety one?

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Today’s Quote: “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” – Vince Lombardi

Today’s Word: Endemic adj. Native to a specific region or environment and not occurring naturally anywhere else. “Malaria is endemic in tropical climates.” (n.) An endemic plant or animal.

Random Thought: Most of the time I mean to behave, but most of the time there are just too many other options…

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oday’s Quote: “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” – Plutarch

Today’s Word: Formative (for·ma·tive) adj. Of or relating to formation, growth, or development: the formative stages of a child.

Random Thought: I was at Costco the other day and thought if they started selling cars it would probably be at a good price, but you would have to buy 6…

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Today’s Quote: “If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.”– Rabbi Harold Kushner

Today’s Word: Perspicacious (per·spi·ca·cious) adj Having strong insight into and understanding of things.

Random Thought:  Do you ever get up in the morning, look in the mirror, and think, “that can’t be accurate.”

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Today’s Quote: “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

Today’s Word: Epochal adj. 1. Highly significant or important; momentous: “Epochal decisions made by the president.” 2. Without parallel: “Epochal stupidity.”

Random Thought: Don’t you just love it when you hear, “your call is important to us”…. please enjoy the 40-minute flute solo!

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Today’s Quote: “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” — Harvey Fierstein

Today’s Word: Demonstrative adj. Tending to show feelings, especially the open expression of emotion. “A demonstrative argument.”

Random Thought: I recently read, motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going…

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Today’s Quote: “If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.” – Thomas A.Edison

Today’s Word: Disparate adj. Essentially different in kind; not allowing comparison. markedly distinct in quality or character. “He is a strong leader capable of managing a disparate team to achieve their goals.”

Random Thought: I wish they would stop referring to this as an “Arctic Blast”…I’m really not having a blast.

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