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Word of the Day – Apr. 30 – Verbiage

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Noun: Verbiage  (VER-bee-ij) Definition: 1. A profusion of words usually of little or obscure content. 2. Manner of expressing oneself in words: diction. Sample sentence: The newspaper editor said that he would have to reduce the verbiage of Earl’s letter before he could publish it.

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Health Tip – Apr. 30 – One Potato, Red Potato

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When you can, choose red potatoes over common russet or Idaho potatoes. While all potatoes sport some health benefits, the tiny red potato is high in fiber and antioxidants, low in fat and calories, and boasts a healthy boost of nutrients such as Vitamin C and potassium in every serving.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 29 – Surd

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Adjective: Surd  (SERD) Definition: 1. Lacking sense: irrational 2. Voiceless: used in speech sounds Sample sentence: The artist is known for creating videos in which well-known speeches with surd utterances scattered throughout are recited by everyday people.

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Health Tip – Apr. 29 – Smoking and Your Skin

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Cigarette smoking makes your skin age prematurely, destroying the collagen and using up your skin’s Vitamin C. To keep your skin healthy and glowing, consider kicking the smoking habit.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 24 – Mirandize

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Verb: Mirandize  (muh-RAN-dyze) Definition: To recite the Miranda warnings to a person under arrest. Sample sentence: In accordance with police procedures, the officers had to Mirandize the suspect to make sure that he was aware of his rights.

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Health Tip – Apr. 24 – The Best of the Best

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Did you know blueberries are at the top of everyone’s “best-foods-to-eat” list? Blueberries have fiber, Vitamin C, and lots of other good nutrients. Other foods that are good for you include fruits and vegetables, ginger, curry powder, olive oil, grapes, garlic, celery, tomatoes, eggplant, and tea.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 23 – Nepenthe

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Noun: Nepenthe  ( nuh-PENTH-ee) Definition: 1. A potion used by the ancients to induce forgetfulness of pain or sorrow. 2. Something capable of causing oblivion of grief of suffering. Sample sentence: The death of her father bothered her so much that Sarah looked to alcohol as a nepenthe for a number of weeks.

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Health Tip – Apr. 23 – Know What You’re Taking

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When you pick up a new prescription or refill, make sure the drug name and strength match what your doctor prescribed. If you don’t understand the label directions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take your medicine exactly as your doctor prescribes.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 22 – Heinous

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Adjective: Heinous  (HAY-nus) Definition: Hatefully, or shockingly evil: abominable. Sample sentence: The former dictator will have to stand trial for the role he played in his government’s heinous treatment of political dissidents.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 19 – Flehmen

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Noun: Flehmen  (FLAY-mun) Definition: A mammalian behavior (as of horses or cats) in which the animal inhales with the mouth open and upper lip curled to facilitate exposure of the vomeronasal organ to a scent or pheromone. Sample sentence: The vet explained to the children that what appeared to be a display of anger in […]

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