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Noun: Inroad  (IN-rohd) Definition: 1. A sudden hostile incursion: raid. 2. An advance or penetration, often at the expense of something or someone – usually used in plural. Sample sentence: The small, thinly inhabited village was the target of an inroad by a neighboring tribe.      

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Bananas are usually available in the market all year round and this makes it one of the fruits that are easily available in most households. It can be eaten on its own or it can also be incorporated in other meals making it a favorite of many people especially due to its flavor. Apart from […]

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Adjective: Verboten  (ver-BOH-tun) Definition: Forbidden: especially forbidden by dictate. Sample sentence: The teacher made it clear on the first day of class that the uses of all electronic devices would be verboten.

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A new analysis from England puts the recommended sugar limit at five percent or less of your total daily intake of calories. Be aware that total includes all the “free sugar” in your diet – the sugar you put in your coffee or tea, and the amounts added to foods in cooking – in addition […]

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Noun: Hegira  (hih-JYE-ruh) Definition: A journey especially undertaken to escape from dangerous or undesirable situations: exodus. Sample sentence:  Many slaves made a hegira from the south to the north by way of the underground railroad.

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Getting a good night’s sleep is obtainable, even if you are a perpetual insomniac. Here are a few tips that just might change the way you sleep. 1. De-stress and de-compress. If you write down everything that is bugging you an hour before bedtime, you won’t lie awake worrying about it later. 2. Do yoga. […]

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Verb: Exhort  (ig-ZORT) Definition: To incite by argument or advice: urge strongly. Sample sentence: The celebrity was asked to speak in a television ad to exhort all citizens to get out and vote on Election Day.

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Wake up at the same time every day. No matter what time you went to bed, get up at a consistent time in order to sync your body to your daily schedule. Do this on weekends, too. Get a pre-breakfast boost with a green cocktail with a shot of chlorophyll and a probiotic. Chlorophyll oxygenates […]

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Noun: Fantod  (FAN-tahd) Definition: 1. A state of irritability and tension. 2. Fidgets. 3. An emotional outburst or fit. Sample sentence: My children were known to have an occasional fantod when I would limit their television time.

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We have known for some time that adequate folate  (vitamin B9) in women’s diets can protect against miscarriage and birth defects in their babies, but a new animal study suggests that a father’s folate levels may be just as important. The research from Canada’s McGill University concluded that men eating high-fat, fast food diets or […]

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