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Adjective: Officious  (uh-FISH-us) Definition: 1. Volunteering one’s services where they are neither asked nor needed: meddlesome. 2. Informal, unofficial. Sample sentence: Staff members view the new consultant as an officious individual offering unwanted feedback, but she is simply doing her job.

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If you never chase what you want, you will never get it. If you never ask, the answer is always no. If you never step forward, you will always be in the same place.

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Noun: Leitmotif  (LYTE-moh-teef) Definition: 1. A melodic phrase or figure that accompanies the reappearance of an idea, person or situation in a music drama. 2. A dominant recurring theme. Sample sentence: The overcoming of obstacles is the leitmotif of Anna’s autobiography.

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Not all the time a joke is intended to make you laugh. Sometimes it is intended to make you think.

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Adjective: Rife  (RYFE) Definition: 1. Prevalent especially to an increasing degree. 2. Abundant, common. 3. Copiously supplied: abounding. Sample sentence: After the newspaper’s managing editor was fired,  speculation was rife about who would replace him.

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Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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Noun: Clowder  (KLOU-der) Definition: A group or cluster of cats. Sample sentence: A clowder of scrawny cats was busy in a heap of fish bones, while a couple of others groomed themselves in the doorways of the alley.

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Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.

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Noun: Threnody  (THREN-uh-dee) Definition: A song of lamentation for the dead: elegy. Sample sentence: Christina wrote the poem as a threnody for her grandmother, who died the previous spring.

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Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

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