Archive for May, 2018

Today’s Quote:“The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor’s shortcomings as he is of his own.” – Eric Hoffer

Today’s Word: Innocuous adj. 1. Having no adverse effect; harmless. 2. Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid. “The innocuous-looking e-mail actually contained a virus.”

Random Thought: Somewhere an elderly person reads a book on how to use the internet, while a young person Googles “how to read a book”…

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Today’s Word: Homogeneous adj. 1. Uniform in structure or composition. 2. Of the same or similar nature or kind: “The corporation maintains tight-knit, homogeneous board members.”

Random Thought: Texting seems to be a wonderful way to grammatically miscommunicate, and misinterpret what other people mean…

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Today’s Quote:”The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” -William Morris

Today’s Word: prate: 1. to talk excessively and pointlessly; babble: They prated on until I was ready to scream. 2. to utter in an empty or foolish talk: to prate absurdities with the greatest seriousness.

Random Thought: Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy…

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Today ’s Quote:  “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” – Jane Austin

Today’s Word: Excoriate v. Censure or criticize severely; Severely berate: “He was excoriated for his mistakes.”

Random Thought: Seriously, people talk about today’s generation as though they had nothing to do with it…

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Today’s Quote: “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell

Today’s Word: Furtive adj. 1. Marked by quiet, caution or secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed. “A furtive kiss.” 2. Characterized by stealth; surreptitious. “A furtive attempt to take control of the business.”

Random Thought: i before e, except after c…weird?

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

Today’s Word: Gothic adj. 1. Relating to an architectural style reflecting the influence of the medieval Gothic. 2. Relating to a style of fiction characterized by the use of desolate or remote settings and macabre, mysterious, or violent.

Random Thought: Do you ever find yourself saying, “He seems normal”…

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Today’s Quote: “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” – Aristotle

Today’s Word: Pervicacious adj. Stubborn, extremely willful, obstinate. “He became quite pervicacious in his old age.”

Random Thought: It appears that in today’s world a well-educated mind is defined by one’s expertise with Google and YouTube…

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Today’s Quote: “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy

Today’s Word: Feckless adj. 1. Careless and irresponsible. “The kids were feckless during spring break.” 2. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective – unlikely to be successful. “It was a feckless attempt to make the company a success.”

Random Thought: Passwords have now become almost impossible to construct: “Sorry your password must contain a capital letter, two numbers, a symbol, an inspiring message, a spell, and a gang sign…”

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Today’s Quote: “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving” – W. T. Purkiser

Today’s Word: Confluence n. The act or process of merging. A flowing together of two or more streams. “A fortunate confluence of factors led to his success.”

Random Thought: The most important thing in life is not knowing everything…it’s knowing how to use Google…

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Today’s Quote: “The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get the old ones out.” – Dee Hock

Today’s Word: Avarice n. Immoderate desire, greed for wealth: an unreasonably strong desire to obtain and keep money. “His life was consumed by ambition and avarice.”

Random Thought: A shout out to all those people who never find their names spelled right on key-chains at souvenir shops…

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