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Word of the Day – Dec. 24 – Bouleversement

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Noun: Bouleversement  (bool-vair-suh-MAHNG) Definition: 1. Reversal 2. A violent disturbance: disorder. Sample sentence: The darkening sky prompted a bouleversement of the captain’s order to prepare to set sail.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 23 – Zaibatsu

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Noun: Zaibatsu  (zye-BAHT-soo) Definition: A powerful financial and industrial conglomerate in Japan. Sample sentence: As owners of a zaibatsu with interests in the insurance and banking industries, the family’s decisions had an undeniable impact on the Japanese economy.

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Sunny FM Thought of the Day – Dec. 23

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One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room of Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 22 – Palinode

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Noun: Palinode  (PAL-uh-nohd) Definition: 1. An ode or song recanting or retracting something in an earlier poem. 2. A formal retraction. Sample sentence: Leslie Gore’s “It’s Judy’s Turn to Cry” is a palinode to “It’s My Party.”

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Sunny FM Thought of the Day – Dec. 22

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The holidays should not be as much about opening our gifts, but more about opening our hearts.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 19 – Syncretic

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Adjective: Syncretic  (sin-KRET-ik) Definition: Characterized or brought about by a combination of different forms of belief or practice. Sample sentence: Dr. Portman practices a syncretic form of medicine, borrowing from both Eastern and Western medical traditions.

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Sunny FM Thought of the Day – Dec. 19

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Change can be scary, but what is even more scary is allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving and progressing.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 18 – Oxymoron

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Noun: Oxymoron  (ahk-sih-MOR-on) Definition: A combination of contradictory or incongruous words; broadly, something (such as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements. Sample sentence: A “healthy snack” sounds like an oxymoron to those used to defining snacks as candy bars and chips.

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Sunny FM Thought of the Day – Dec. 18

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If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can’t buy.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 17 – Ergonomic

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Adjective: Ergonomic  (er-guh-NAH-mik) Definition: 1. Of or relating to the science of designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely. 2. Designed or arranged for safe, comfortable and efficient use. Sample sentence: Clara hoped the ergonomic arrangement of her new workstation would help reduce the daily […]

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