Home » Entries posted by deedee (Page 2)
Entries posted by deedee

Noun: Heliolatry  (hee-lee-AH-luh-tree) Definition: Sun worship. Example sentence: Archeologists believe that the members of many ancient civilizations practiced heliolatry because each of their temples faced east, toward the rising sun.

Continue reading …

Noun: Zeitgeber  (TSAHYT-gey-bur) Definition: An environmental cue, as the length of daylight or the degree of temperature, that helps to regulate the cycles of an organism’s biological clock. Example sentence: In nearly every land animal, light is the major zeitgeber, with temperature a distant second.

Continue reading …

You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream.

Continue reading …

Noun: Verdure  (VER-jer) Definition: 1: The greenness of growing vegetation; also, such vegetation itself. 2: A condition of health and vigor. Example sentence: Not being a fan of winter, I always welcome the verdure of spring.

Continue reading …

Don’t buy a $300 bag and have nothing in it. Buy the $10 bag and have $290 in it. Don’t go broke trying to look rich.

Continue reading …

Noun: MacGuffin  (muh-GUFF-in) Definition: An object, event, or character in a film or story that serves to set and keep the plot in motion despite usually lacking intrinsic importance. Example sentence: The missing document is the MacGuffin that brings the two main characters together, but the real story centers on their tumultuous relationship.

Continue reading …

Believe you can and you’re half way there.

Continue reading …

Noun: Tocsin  (TOCK-sin) Definition: 1: An alarm bell or the ringing of it. 2: A warning signal. Example sentence: A coalition of parents was sounding the tocsin for the school music program, stating that if voters didn’t approve the new millage, the program was sure to be axed.

Continue reading …

Don’t force pieces that don’t fit.

Continue reading …

Noun: Passel  (PASS-ul) Definition: A large amount. Example sentence: When problems at the printing plant caused a delay in delivery of the newspaper, Rebecca was assigned the job of handling the passel of complaints from angry subscribers.  

Continue reading …