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Archive for July, 2019

Today’s Quote: “I think I’ve discovered the secret of life — you just hang around until you get used to it.” ― Charles M. Schulz

Today’s Word: verisimilitude the appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood; probability; having merely the appearance of truth.

Random Thought: George Orwell predicted in his book, 1984 that cameras would be watching us in our homes, but he didn’t predict that we would buy and install them ourselves…

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Today’s Quote: “To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.” – Eva Young

Today’s Word: Melancholy n. A deep, pensive, and long-lasting sadness. adj. Sad, gloomy, or depressed. “She was in a melancholy mood.”

Random Thought: There are actually people who look at Libraries, and Bookstores as just buildings…

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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 attenuated the company’s sales forecast.”

Random Thought: My computer screen indicates that I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with the latest software update…

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Today’s Quote: “The only person who cannot be helped is that person who blames others.” – Carl Rogers

Today’s Word: Doleful adj Expressing sorrow; mournful. “A doleful look.” Causing misfortune or grief. “Doleful consequences.”

Random Thought: Old age is coming at a really bad time…

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Today’s Quote: “Voters cannot hold officials responsible if they do not know what government is doing, or which parts of government are doing what.” – George Will

Today’s Word: Propitious adj. (1) Indicating a good chance of success; favorable. (2) Favorably disposed toward someone.

Random Thought: Groucho Marx  had the right thought: Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies…

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Today’s Quote: “The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.’ – H. L. Mencken

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: I’ve discovered that if I feel like doing some work if I sit down that feeling will go away…

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Today’s Quote: “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” – Benjamin Franklin

Toda’s Word: Venality n. 1. The condition of being susceptible to bribery or corruption. 2. The use of a position of trust for dishonest gain: “The venality of a corrupt politician.”

Random Thought: I’ve noticed that theme parks can take pictures of people going 70 mph but bank cameras can’t seem to take a clear picture of a robber standing still…

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Today’s Quote: “Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.” Henry David Thoreau

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

Random Thought: I recently read: pretty words aren’t always true, and true words aren’t always pretty…

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Today’s Quote: “The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” ― Thomas Jefferson

Today’s Word: Ubiquitous adj. Being or seeming to be everywhere, or in all places, at the same time; omnipresent

Random Thought: Lazy is such a negative word, I prefer the term selective participation…

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Today’s Quote: Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.” – George S. Patton

Today’s Word: Spurious adj. Not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit. Not being what it purports to be; false or fake. “Spurious claims.”

Random Thought: The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those who got there first…

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