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Today’s Quote: “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

Today’s Word: Vociferous (vo·cif·er·ous) adj Characterized by vehemence, clamor, or noisiness: “A vociferous crowd.”

Random Thought: So when a person says, “they haven’t got all day” does that mean they have a shorter day than I do?


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Today’s Quote: “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson

Today’s Word: Ignominious adj. Deserving or causing public disgrace or shame; humiliating: “An ignominious defeat.”

Random Thought: Some days it feels like the wheels in my head are turning, but the hamster is dead…

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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: Juxtapose tr.v. 1. To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast. “The exhibition juxtaposes Picasso’s early drawings with some of his later works.”

Random Thought: “In a democracy, the highest office is the office of citizen.”  Thank You to the citizens who are Veterans for your service…

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Today’s Quote: “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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:  One has to wonder how old we would act if we didn’t really know how old we really were…


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Today’s Quote: “Some men succeed because they are destined to, but most men succeed because they are determined to.” – Greame Clegg

Today’s Word: Incisive adj. (of a person or mental process) Intelligently analytical and clear-thinking. Accurate and sharply focused. “The incisive detective soon solved the crime.”

Random Thought: It occurred to me if life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead…

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Today’s Quote: “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”
– William Feather

Today’s Word: Didactic adj. (1) Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive. (2) In the manner of a teacher, particularly so as to treat someone in a patronizing way. “The didactic speech influenced the weaker members of the audience.”

Random Thought: Who made the decision that “lake” should come first when referring to lakes: (Lake Michigan) and “river” should come second when referring to rivers: (Mississippi River)?


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Today’s Quote: “A good  leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.” — Unknown

Today’s Word: Pervasive  adj. Having the quality or tendency to pervade or permeate. “The pervasive odor of garlic.”

Random Thought: The problem with being on time is people think you have nothing better to do…

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