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Adjective: Lucrative  (LOO-kruh-tiv) Definition: Producing wealth: profitable. Sample sentence: The company announced plans to expand its manufacturing operations soon after it won a lucrative contract with the government.

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Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them and they bless you, the giver.

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Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change.  Life’s too short to be anything but happy.

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Verb: Apple-polish  (Ap-ul-pah-lish) Definition: 1. To attempt to ingratiate oneself: toady. 2. To curry favor with (as by flattery). Sample sentence: It is never too late to apple-polish the boss.

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Noun: Dyspepsia  (dis-PEP-shuh) Definition: 1. Indigestion. 2. Ill humor: disgruntlement. Sample sentence: The meatball sandwich was delicious, but not worth the dyspepsia suffered because of it.

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There’s no need to rush. What’s meant for you always arrives right on time.

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Making one person smile can change the world…maybe not the whole world, but their world.

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Noun: Ilk  (ILK) Definition: Sort, kind. Sample sentence: The hole beneath the stairs of the cabin’s porch allows in squirrels, chipmunks, skunks and other creatures of that ilk.

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The goal should not be to be better than the other person, but to be better than your previous self.

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Adjective: Sprightly  (SPRYTE-lee) Definition: 1. Marked by a cheerful lightness and vivacity (as of movement or manner): spirited. 2. Having a distinctively piquant taste. Sample sentence: Uncle Jack, a sprightly man in his early 80’s, was an avid storyteller, and we all listened with rapt attention as he regaled us with his newest tale.

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