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=As the weather cools down and the Petri dish of illness begins to heat up, finding some ways to help maintain your body’s health naturally may be your best defense against spending more time sick and less time enjoying the beauty of fall. Remaining active is one way to stay healthy. Did you know that […]

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Verb: Coruscate (KOR-uh-skayt) Definition: 1. To to give off or reflect light in bright beams or flashes : sparkle 2. To be brilliant or showy in technique or style Sample sentence: On the night Tim proposed to Suzy, the stars seemed to coruscate more than usual.

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When parents and educators work together, safety becomes a lifesaving priority that benefits the entire community. Safety should be on every student’s back-to-school list. Whether it is by car, bus, bike, or foot, the minute a child leaves his or her home, safety becomes a concern. Safety is important at school, both in the classroom […]

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Noun: Mettle (MET-ul) Definition: 1 a. Vigor and strength in spirit or temperament b. Staying quality: stamina 2 Quality of temperament or disposition Sample sentence: The tractor had proved its mettle, lasting for over four generations, but I knew that it was high time to restore it and use it for just for show.

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It’s easy to tell your family what to do. But, it’s even better to show them what to do and how to do it. Start the fall off with healthy habits. Eat healthy, be active, get check-ups, get appropriate vaccinations (including flu), be smoke-free, manage stress, wear seat belts, wash hands, wear helmets, and more. […]

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Adjective: Precatory (PREK-uh-tor-ee) Definition: Expressing a wish Sample sentence: Mr. Tyler’s will included a precatory provision that his grand piano be restored and donated to a music school.

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We know cranberry sauce as a staple at the holidays, but cranberries are a superfood that you should enjoy all year round. Cranberries have vitamin C and fiber, and are only 45 calories per cup. In disease-fighting antioxidants, cranberries outrank nearly every fruit and vegetable–including strawberries, spinach, broccoli, red grapes, apples, raspberries, and cherries. One […]

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Noun: Quid pro quo (kwid-proh-KWOH) Definition: Something given or received for something else Sample sentence: There is always quid pro quo happening here at work because no one does something for nothing.

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Jack-o’-lanterns are the symbol of Halloween. But don’t overlook pumpkins as a source of nutrition. Pumpkins are loaded with vitamin A and fiber, and low in calories. So don’t just buy canned pumpkin for pie; keep it in the pantry to whip up some quick, homemade pumpkin recipes like pumpkin muffins, pumpkin ravioli, or pumpkin […]

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Adjective: Colloquial (kuh-LOH-kwee-ul) Definition: 1. Of or relating to conversation : conversational 2 a. Used in or characteristic of familiar and informal conversation; also : unacceptably informal 2 b. Using conversational style Sample sentence: Molly can switch from formal academic language to a charmingly colloquial style, depending on the audience and subject of her writing.

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