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Adverb: Regardless (rih-GAHRD-lus) Definition: Despite everything. Sample sentence: The weather forecast called for wind and rain, but Susan decided to continue with her plans regardless. Footnote: Poor “regardless” became embroiled in a usage scandal through no fault of its own when people began using “irregardless” as its synonym (probably blending “irrespective” and “regardless”). “Irregardless” originated […]

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You can be pretty sure that your hairdresser will notice surgical scars from a face-lift, but it turns out that they’re also pretty adept at spotting signs of skin cancer on the scalp, neck and face. When researchers surveyed more than 200 hairstylists and barbers in Houston to see how quick they were able to […]

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Noun: Coquetry (KOH-kuh-tree) Definition: A flirtatious act or attitude. Sample sentence: In a not-so-subtle act of coquetry, Nancy smiled flirtatiously and winked at Scott as she walked past him. Like and Share with your friends

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What’s the dirtiest thing you touch in the course of a normal day? If you’ve been to a gas station, the pump handle would probably top the list of the filthiest surface you encountered. A new survey from Kimberly-Clark found that 71 percent of gas pump handles tested in six U.S. cities were contaminated with […]

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Every year, more than 400 people die in the U. S. from accidental CO (carbon monoxide) poisoning. Change the batteries in your CO detector every six months. If you don’t have a battery-powered or battery back-up CO detector, buy one soon. CO is found in fumes produced by portable generators, stoves, lanterns, and gas ranges, […]

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Verb: Elucidate (ih-LOO-suh-dayt) Definition: 1. To make lucid especially by explanation or analysis. 2. To give a clarifying explanation. Sample sentence: During his speech, the governor attempted to elucidate exactly what kind of impact the new sports arena would have on the state’s economy. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Gyre (JYRE) Definition: A circular or spiral motion or form; especially, a giant circular oceanic surface current. Sample sentence: Sophia will be focusing her graduate studies on the the gyre of the ocean and the effects it has on North America’s climate. Like and Share with your friends

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Keep a winter emergency kit in your car in case you become stranded. Make sure you have blankets, food, water, booster cables, flares, a tire pump, sand or cat litter for traction, a flashlight, a battery-powered radio, extra batteries, a first aid kit, and plastic bags for sanitation. In case you become stranded in your […]

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Adjective: Lachrymose (LAK-ruh-mohss) Definition: 1. Given to tears or weeping: tearful 2. Tending to cause tears: mournful Sample sentence: During the holidays, those who have recently lost loved ones are more apt to be lachrymose. Like and Share with your friends

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Many people spend time outdoors in the winter working, traveling, or enjoying winter sports. Outdoor activities can expose you to several safety hazards, but you can take several steps to prepare for them. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing: layers of light, warm clothing; mittens; hats; scarves; and waterproof boots. Sprinkle cat litter or sand on icy […]

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