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Word of the Day – Oct. 24 – Esculent

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.

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

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Noun: Impunity  (im-PYOO-nuh-tee) Definition: Exemption or freedom from punishment, harm or loss. Sample sentence: Penalties for breaking the law can be made harsher, but without extra funding for its enforcement, people will continue to violate it with impunity.

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Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.

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Noun: Turophile  (TOOR-uh-fyle) Definition: A connoisseur of cheese: a cheese fancier. Sample sentence: Bill is the turophile to ask what cheese to pair with any cracker selection.

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The aim of education should be to teach us how to think, rather than what to think.

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Adjective: Redux  (ree-DUKS) Definition: Brought back. Sample sentence: Now running in his own campaign, the son of the former mayor was advised to develop his own identity and not simply portray himself as his father redux.

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Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

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People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Noun: Obloquy  (AH-bluh-kwee) Definition: 1. A strongly condemnatory utterance: abusive language. 2. The condition of one that is discredited: bad repute. Sample sentence: The manager walked quickly back to the dugout as insults and obloquy rained down from the stands.

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