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Just as every bit of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time.    

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Adjective: Brobdingnagian  (brob-ding-NAG-ee-un) Definition: Marked by tremendous size. Sample sentence: Our little dog was frightened by the brobdingnagian proportions of the statues in the park.

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The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.    

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Noun: Legerdemain  (lej-er-duh-MAYN) Definition: 1. Sleight of hand. 2. A display of skill and adroitness. Sample sentence: The company’s accountant used financial legerdemain to conceal its true revenues and avoided paying $2 million in taxes as a result.

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The first step to knowledge is to know that we are ignorant.

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Verb: Constellate  (KAHN-stuh-layt) Definition: 1. To unite in a cluster. 2. To set or adorn with or as if with constellations. Sample sentence: The members of the family seemed destined to constellate around the table, held by the gravity of their affection for each other.

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Noun: Anabasis  (uh-NAB-us-sis) Definition: 1. A going or marching up: advance, especially a military advance. 2. A difficult and dangerous military retreat. Sample sentence: Reluctantly, the general ordered a hasty anabasis in the face of overwhelming opposing forces.

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Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. It’s a sign that you have a big heart, and that you are not afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.

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Adjective: Morganatic  (mor-guh-NAT-ik) Definition: Of, relating to, or being a marriage between a member of a royal or noble family and a person of inferior rank in which the rank of the inferior partner remains unchanged; and the children of the marriage do not succeed to the titles, fiefs, or entailed property of the parent […]

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Sometimes the bad times in our life puts us on a direct path to the very best times in our life.

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