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Today’s Quote: “You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.” – Bonnie Prudden

Today’s Word: Machinate v. Engage in plots and intrigues; scheming. “To machinate the overthrow of the government.”

Random Thought: Did you ever wonder why we say “an alarm is going off,” when it is really going on…

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Today’s Quote: “My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. ” – Indira Gandhi

Today’s Word: Ostensible adj. Stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so. Being such in appearance, plausible rather than demonstrably true or real. “The ostensible purpose of the trip was for business.”

Random Thought: I get real nervous when I hear someone say, “I saw it in a Three Stooges movie, but I’m pretty sure I can do it…”

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Today’s Quote: “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.” – E.F. Schumacker

Today’s Word: Tangential adj. Superficially relevant; divergent. Diverging from a previous course or line; erratic. “He took credit for anything tangentially related to their work.”

Random Thought: I may have made too many New Year’s resolutions, it’s taken me almost half this month to break them all…

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Today’s Quote: “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today’s Word: Atrophy n. A decrease in size or wasting away or progressive decline, as from disuse. “Misleading and infrequent reporting have facilitated the atrophy of self-sufficiency.”

Random Thought: I think my favorite part about this winter will be…when it’s over!

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Today’s Quote: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

Today’s Word: Vexatious adj. 1. Full of annoyance or distress; harassed. 2. Causing or creating vexation; annoying. “Her ex-husband put her in a vexatious situation.”

Random Thought: I think I found the secret to eternal youth…lie about my age…

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Today’s Quote: “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, I’m possible.”
– Audrey Hepburn

Today’s Word: Ostentatious (os·ten·ta·tious) adj. Characterized by or given to pretentiousness. “The chandelier was the most ostentatious I have ever seen.

Random Thought: Have you ever noticed that if you ever really spoke your mind, you’d be in deep trouble…

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Today’s Quote: “What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” – Robert H. Schuller

Today’s Word: Nebulous adj. 1. Lacking definition or definite content. 2. Lacking definite form or limits; vague. “The test results were nebulous and determined to be unusable.”

Random Thought: You know you are desperate for an answer when you look on the second page of your Google search…

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