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Archive for August, 2017

Today’s Quote: “Flattery is nothing but attention without intention.” – Mary Lindsey

Today’s Word: Antipathy n. A deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion. “His antipathy for lawyers dates back to his divorce.”

Random Thought: I often wonder if stupidity got me into a mess. Why can’t it get me out?

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Today’s Quote: “If you want your dreams to come true, don’t over sleep. ” – Yiddish Proverb

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

Random Thought: I’ve often heard that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad…

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Today’s Quote: “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

Today’s Word: Nocturnal adj. Occurring or coming out at night: “A nocturnal lifestyle.”

Random Thought: One day I’m going to be in great shape, it does not appear to be today…

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Today’s Quote: “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” – Robert Byrne

Today’s Word: Lugubrious adj. Looking or sounding sad and dismal; mournful. “The lugubrious country song reminded her of an ex-boyfriend.”

Random Thought: A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory…

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Today’s Quote: “Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.” – Nikki Giovanni

Today’s Word: Transitory adj. 1. Not lasting, enduring, permanent, or eternal. 2.Lasting only a short time; brief; short-lived; temporary. “It was a transitory stage in the actor’s career.”

Random Thought:  The most difficult part of being a Christian is our efforts to live what we profess…then it occurred to me that the same thing is true for Muslims, Jews, Atheists, Agnostics, etc…

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Today’s Quote: “Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” – John F. Kennedy

Today’s Word: Rhetorical adj. Of or relating to rhetoric. Characterized by language that is elaborate, pretentious, insincere, or intellectually vacuous.

Random Thought: It’s difficult to determine who is reigning more havoc on our country this morning Hurricane Harvey or Donald Trump…

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Today’s Quote: “Hope is always available to us. When we feel defeated, we need only take a deep breath and say, “Yes,” and hope will reappear.” — Monroe Forester

Today’s Word: Bloviate i.v. To speak or write at length in a pompous or boastful manner.

Random Thought: Now that I’m older, I find myself using more four letter words, like “what” and “when”…

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Today’s Quote: “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.”
– Simone de Beauv

Today’s Word: Egalitarian adj. Affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people.

Random Thought: Our political environment is just one clown away from being a full-blown circus…

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Today’s Quote: “Don’t go saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”
– Mark Twain

Today’s Word: Colloquialism n. 1. An informal word or phrase that is more common in conversation than in formal speech or writing. Colloquialisms can include words such as “gonna” and phrases such as “ain’t nothin’” and “dead as a doornail.”

Random Thought: There is no diet that will do what eating healthy does.  Skip the diet, just eat healthy…

 

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Today’s Quote: “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.”
– Vernon Law

Today’s Word:  Temerity n. Excessive confidence or boldness; audacity: “No one had the temerity to question her decision.”

Random Thought: Does anyone know why they put directions on shampoo?  (Do they think people might drink it to get their hair clean?)

 

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