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Verb: Reverberate  (rih-VER-buh-rayt) Definition: 1. To reflect or become reflected. 2. To continue in or as if in a series of echoes: resound. Sample sentence: I love to hear the bass notes of the massive pipe organ reverberate through the cathedral.

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Can you really cut daily calories by eating your meals more slowly? Researchers from Texas Christian University tackled this question by recruiting 70 men and women – half of them were of normal weight, and half were overweight or obese. In a research kitchen, the study participants were asked to eat an unlimited lunch slowly, […]

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Noun:  Hospitalist  (HAH-spih-tuh-list) Definition: A physician who specializes in treating hospitalized patients of other physicians. Sample sentence:  George has been practicing medicine in the St. Louis area since 1998, including ten years of experience as a hospitalist.

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Gluten gives fresh bread its pull and chew. A complex protein, it is to baked goods as tannin is to wine, more a feel than a flavor, but a key part of the sensory magic. It makes cereals satisfying, pasta al dente and crackers crisp. Bagels bounce on springs of gluten. But gluten has lately […]

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There’s nothing better than a bright, beautiful smile to make you feel confident and happy. And there’s nothing better than the right toothpaste to help maintain your oral health and make sure you have the healthiest and best looking pearly whites possible. Toothpaste can do a lot more than simply clean your teeth. Depending on […]

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Adjective: Knackered  (NAK-erd) Definition: Tired, exhausted. Sample sentence: Jane was knackered after a hard day at work and decided not to join us for an evening out.

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Adjective: Adscititious  (ad-suh-TISH-us) Definition: 1. Derived or acquired from something on the outside. 2. Supplemental, additional. Sample sentence: We should choose our books as we would our companions, for their sterling and intrinsic merit,  not for their adscititious or accidental advantages.

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Winter seems to just keep hammering at us this year. Even the biggest fan of the snow and cold can get a wee bit of cabin fever at this point of the season. According to the calendar, it is already spring, but one look out the window tells us otherwise. Here are a few signs […]

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Noun: Infix  (IN-fiks) Definition: A derivational or inflectional appearing in the body of a word. Sample sentence: The Philippine language of Tagalog may add an infix  such as “um” or “su” in a verb  to convey a different tense or voice.

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Sitting all day at a desk job has been linked to high blood pressure, obesity and heart disease, risks that exercising before or after work don’t seem to change. Researchers in Australia tested three strategies to get desk-bound workers up and moving: the use of treadmill or cycling desk for 10 to 30 minutes several […]

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