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Word of the Day – Sept. 23 – Tergiversation

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Noun: Tergiversation (ter-jiv-er-SAY-shun) Definition: 1. Evasion of straightforward action or clear-cut statement: equivocation. 2. Desertion of a cause, position, party, or faith. Sample sentence: Ken’s speech was marked by tergiversation and gave few indications of where he really stood on the issue.

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Health Tip – Sept. 20 – Why Do We Eat?

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Food as we know is essential for the growth and maintenance of the human body. However, have you ever considered the question of why does an individual eat food? The answer to this question is that food performs three different functions. They are physiological function, psychological function and social function. All food goes through a […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 20 – Presage

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Verb: Presage (PRESS-ij) Definition: 1. To give an omen or warning of: foreshadow. 2. Foretell, predict. 3. To make or utter a prediction. Sample sentence: The sudden gloom and ominous dark clouds clearly are a presage of a nasty storm.

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Health Tip – Sept. 19 – Fresh Air and Sufficient Lighting For Energy

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Staying confined in a room which is poorly lit and severely deprived of fresh air, makes one dull. There should be cross ventilation so that fresh air comes into the room. Fresh air, especially early in the morning is good for health and improves the energy levels significantly. Taking short breaks from work or studies […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 19 – Metonymy

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Noun: Metonymy (muh-TAH-nuh-mee) Definition: A figure of speech consisting of the use of the name of one thing for that of another of which it is an attribute or with which it is associated. Sample sentence: American journalists employ metonymy whenever they say “the White House” in place of “the president and his administration.”

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Health Tip – Sept. 18 – Feeling Tired?

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If you follow a healthy lifestyle and still feel tired, you should rule out all possible medical causes of tiredness. Most often, tiredness springs out from an illness, hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, vitamin deficiency, work and family problems, lack of sleep or boredom. Anti-depressant medicines can also cause tiredness. Seek medical advice if you are constantly […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 18 – Caveat

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Noun: Caveat (KAV-ee-aht) Definition: 1. A warning enjoining one from certain acts or practices. 2. An explanation to prevent misinterpretation. 3. A modifying or cautionary detail to be considered when evaluating, interpreting, or doing something. 4. A legal warning to a judicial officer to suspend a proceeding until the opposition has a hearing. Sample sentence: […]

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Health Tip – Sept. 17 – Health and Happiness – Five Tips to Embrace

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1. Slow and deep breathing is a good counter to stressful situations. Practice it. 2. Surround yourself with positive energy and a strong social circle. Good vibes translates into good moods. 3. Engage in social work. Do things for the less-privileged. 4. Work on your looks, but don’t get obsessed. Pamper yourself occasionally. 5. Believe […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 17 -Valetudinarian

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Noun: Valetudinarion (val-uh-too-duh-NAIR-ee-un) Definition: A person of a weak or sickly constitution; especially, one whose chief concern is his or her ill health. Sample sentence: America is not a hospice nation for the valetudinarian type, but a launching pad for those with the grit to roll up their sleeves, spit on their hands and hitch […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 16 – Orchidaceous

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Adjective: Orchidaceous (or-kuh-DAY-shus) Definition: 1. Of, relating to, or resembling the orchids. 2. Showy, ostentatious. Sample sentence: The actress attended the premiere wearing an orchidaceous creation by a renowned fashion designer.

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