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Take advantage of the weather. Fall can be a treat for the senses: the crisp air, apple picking, pumpkin carving, a gorgeous canopy of fall foliage, and the crunch of leaves underfoot. These months are a great time to exercise outdoors and enjoy cooler temperatures. Walking, hiking and cycling are all awesome in the fall. […]

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Verb: Imbibition (im-buh-BIH-shun) Definition: The act or action of imbibing Sample sentence: The sign at the entrance to the building stated that the imbibition of alcoholic beverages on the premises was prohibited.

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Salmonella is bacteria that can cause a gastrointestinal infection known as salmonellosis. Usually salmonellosis is referred to as “salmonella.” This infection can occur in humans and animals. Most people infected with salmonella are ill for four to seven days. The person may be ill enough to require hospitalization. Serious complications and death are rare and […]

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Adjective: Predial (PREE-dee-ul) Definition: Of or relating to land or its products Sample sentence: The lease of a predial estate, when the time has not been specified, is presumed to be for one year.

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High protein diets increase in the amount of proteins one consumes on a daily basis. Though there is some debate about the effectiveness of such a diet plan, many nutritionists and dieters seem to think that it is a great weight loss strategy. Proteins make you feel fuller quicker and for a longer amount of […]

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Noun: Gumption (GUMP-shun) Definition: 1. Common sense, horse sense 2. Enterprise, initiative Sample sentence: Mr. Walters hoped that at least one of his young sales clerks would have the gumption to apply for the vacant assistant manager position.

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The vegetarian diet is actually more than merely a diet to many people it is a way of life and habit. There are estimated to be twenty million vegetarians in America. Of course the term “vegetarian” covers a lot of ground, and does not fully define the various types of vegetarians there are. Basically a […]

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Verb: Fillip (FIL-up) Definition: 1. a: To strike by holding the nail of a finger against the ball of the thumb and then suddenly releasing it from that position b: To make a filliping motion with 2. To project quickly by or as if by a fillip : snap 3. To urge on : stimulate […]

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Kids who get lots of antibiotics from their doctors are more likely to harbor the MRSA superbug, although it’s still rare, a new study of British youngsters has found. While that doesn’t prove the drugs are to blame for the antibiotic-resistant bacterium, it would make biological sense, researchers say. MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, first […]

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Adjective: Adventitious (ad-ven-TISH-us) Definition: 1. Coming from another source and not inherent or innate 2. Arising or occurring sporadically or in other than the usual location Sample sentence: As my garden grew, I watched my carefully planted crop of vegetables begin to develop, but also many adventitious plants that I did not plant.

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