Archive for August, 2019

Today’s Quote: “Perseverance is a great element of success; if you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate you are sure to wake up somebody.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Random Thought: Ever notice that self-righteous people eventually get tripped-up and defeated by their self-righteousness…

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Today’s Quote:  ”Life is half spent before we know what it is.” – George Herbert

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: There’s an old idiom that, “it takes all kinds”…my problem is, I keep encountering the same kind…

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Today’s Quote: “Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.” Abraham Joshua Heschel

Today’s Word: Facetious adj. Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.

Random Thought: Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace…

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Today’s Quote: “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward

Today’s Word: Antithesis n.pl. 1. Direct contrast; opposition. 2. The direct or exact opposite. “Hope is the antithesis of despair.

Random Thought: I am usually 90% sure that I am 80% right about my opinions…

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Today’s Quote: “The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.” – Richard Brinsley Sherida

Today’s Word: Irascible adj. Characterized by or arising from anger. (of a person) Easily made angry. “He was always irascible and quick to get into a fight.”

Random Thought: I remember solving many math story problems in elementary school using the guess and hope method…

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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: It is more impressive when people discover your good qualities without your help…

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Today’s Quote: “Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.” – Russell Baker

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

Random Thought:  The best part about being old, is that I did most of my stupid stuff before Facebook was popular…

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