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Noun: Wisenheimer  (WYE-zun-hey-mer) Definition: Smart aleck. Example sentence: Leslie delivered a flawless presentation even in spite of interruptions from one wisenheimer in the back of the classroom.

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At any given moment, you have the power to say “This is not how my story is going to end.”

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Noun: Hubris  (HYOO-bris) Definition: Exaggerated pride or self-confidence. Example sentence: The company’s failure was ultimately brought on by the hubris of its founder.

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A moment of patience in a moment of anger can save you a hundred moments of regret.

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Noun: Tranche  (TRAHNSH) Definition: A division or portion of a pool or whole. Example sentence: The sale of the first tranche of shares to private investors could start as soon as next year.

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Sometimes, being knocked down lower than you’ve ever been allows you to stand up taller than you ever thought you could.

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Noun: Turpitude  (TUR-pih-tood) Definition: 1: Vile, shameful, or base character; depravity. 2. A vile or depraved act. Example sentence: Some people retreat to living off the grid in remote places to escape urban life and all the crime, pollution, disease, and of course, luxury and moral turpitude that goes with it.

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It’s okay to have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there.

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The tongue has no bones, but it is strong enough to break a heart. So, be careful with your words.

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Noun: Snuggery  (SNUG-uh-ree) Definition: A comfortable or cozy room. Example sentence: Greg managed to get home for a leisurely lunch and a quick nap in the little snuggery.

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