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Verb: Stridulate  (STRIJ-uh-layt) Definition: To make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing body parts together. Sample sentence: We sat on the porch in the late summer evening, listening to the crickets as they began to strijulate their song in the moonlight.

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When you hold on to your history, you do it at the expense of your destiny.

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Noun: Cryptozooology  (krip-toh-zoh-OL-uh-jee) Definition: The study of evidence tending to substantiate the existence of, or the search for, creatures whose reported existence is unproved, as the Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness monster. Sample sentence: The tales from the cryptozoology continue, naturally, because why not let our sense of wonder be wound up by the […]

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Always take being called weird as a compliment. It means you’re different, you’re you, and that’s who you’re supposed to be.

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Noun: Oxter  (OK-ster) Definition: The armpit. Sample sentence: The easiest way to get the baby to laugh is to tickle him in his oxter.

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Never let success go to your head. Never let failure get to your heart.

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Noun: Jiggery-pokery  (JIG-uh-ree-POH-kuh-ree) Definition: (chiefly British) 1. Trickery, hocus-pocus; fraud; hum-bug. 2. Sly, underhanded action. 3. Manipulation. Sample sentence: After a little jiggery-pokery, the engine started.

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How beautiful it is to find someone who asks for nothing but your company.

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Adjective: Agog  (uh-GOG) Definition: 1. Highly excited by eagerness, curiosity, anticipation, etc. 2. In a state of eager desire: excitedly. Sample sentence: Brenda was all agog when she stepped into the auditorium to see her favorite rock group perform.

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Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.

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