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Word of the Day – Oct. 1 – Wheedle

Verb: Wheedle  (WEE-dul) Definition: 1. To influence or entice by soft words or flattery. 2. To gain or get by coaxing or flattering. 3. To use soft words or flattery. Sample sentence: Susie always tried to wheedle the babysitter into letting her stay up an hour past her bedtime.

Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.

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Without dreams there is nothing to love and without love there is nothing worth dreaming about.

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Adjective: Rapier  (RAY-pee-er) Definition: Extremely sharp or keen. Sample sentence: The wit and keen insight found in Betty’s blog are a testament to her rapier mind.

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Noun: Gutta-percha  (guh-tah-pur-chah Definition: A tough plastic substance from the latex of several Malaysian trees of the sapodilla family that resembles rubber but contains more resin and is used especially as insulation and in dentistry. Sample sentence: My dentist used gutta-percha to fill my tooth after he performed a root canal.

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Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you’ve made. If you want a different result, make different choices.

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We are significant because each of us has extraordinary gifts which we can use to make others’ lives better.

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Verb: Carouse  (kuh-ROWZ) Definition: 1. To drink liquor freely or excessively. 2. To take part in a drunken revel: engage in dissolute behavior. Sample sentence: The sailor planned to carouse with his buddies during  his shore leave.

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Noun: Palaver  (puh-LAV-er) Definition: 1. A long discussion or meeting usually between persons of different cultures or levels of sophistication. 2. Idle talk or misleading or beguiling speech. Sample sentence: I don’t know how people can listen to all that palaver on the midday talk shows on television.

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One thing we know for sure, is that we only have a limited number of days here on earth. So each day we can either find something to complain about or something to be grateful for. It’s really up to us.

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