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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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Adjective: Hallowed  (HAL-ohd) Definition: 1. Holy, consecrated. 2. Sacred, revered. Sample sentence: Those who enter Arlington Cemetery should remember they walk on hallowed ground.

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Life isn’t about building walls and hiding behind them. It’s about breaking them down  and expanding beyond them.

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Adjective: Anodyne  (AN-uh-dyne) Definition: 1. Serving to alleviate pain. 2. Not likely to offend or arouse tensions. Sample sentence: The group’s latest album is fairly anodyne, containing a number of lively tunes that are easy on the ears.  

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On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much that we can live free.

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Adjective: Egregious  (ih-GREE-juss) Definition: Conspicuous: especially conspicuously bad or flagrant. Sample sentence: It was  an egregious breach of church etiquette on Kathy’s part when she left her cell phone on during the church service and it ran during the pastor’s prayer.

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