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Word of the Day – Oct. 30 – Collywobbles

Noun: Collywobbles  (KAH-lee-wah-bulz) Definition: Pain in the abdomen and especially in the stomach: bellyache. Sample sentence: Given the amount of Halloween candy Timmy ate, it was no wonder he had the collywobbles.

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.

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Adjective: Quixotic  (kwik-SAH-tik) Definition: 1. Foolishly impractical, especially in the pursuit of ideals. 2. Capricious, unpredictable. Sample sentence: Pauline characterized her Halloween decoration plans as ambitious, but she secretly feared the quixotic was a more apt descriptor.

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The desire to succeed means nothing without the will to prepare.

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Adjective: Sempiternal  (sem-pih-TER-nul) Definition: Of never-ending duration: eternal. Sample sentence: No matter how much we try to analyze it, the question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, will be a matter of sempiternal debate.

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We cannot solve our problems  with the same thinking we used when we created them.

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Noun: Homage  (AH-mij) Definition: 1. Something done or given as an acknowledgement of a vassal’s duty to his lord. 2. Respect or tribute. Sample sentence: One scene in the movie was clearly the director’s homage to his mentor and idol.

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The only people who never make mistakes are the people who never do anything.

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Adjective: Esculent  (ESS-kyuh-lunt) Definition: Edible. Sample sentence: Morels are esculent mushrooms and are delicious, but be warned that there are also false morels, which are poisonous.

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The grand essentials of life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.

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