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Verb: Deride  (dih-RYDE) Definition: 1. To laugh at contemptuously. 2. To subject to usually bitter or contemptuous ridicule. Sample sentence: Although his classmates would often deride him for his insistence that he would be a millionaire by the age of 25, Bill achieved his goal when his Internet start-up went public.

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Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you – not because they are nice, but because you are.

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Adjective: Caitiff  (KAY-tif) Definition: Cowardly, despicable. Sample sentence: I think that anyone who does intentional harm to animals is extremely caitiff.

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If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.

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Adjective: Haggard  (HAG-urd) Definition: 1. Wild in appearance. 2. Having a worn or emaciated appearance: gaunt. Sample sentence: The mountain climbers were hungry and haggard, but were otherwise in good shape after being stranded on the mountain for over a week.

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People who change after change will survive. People who change with change will succeed. People who cause the change will lead.

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Noun: Shopaholic  (shah-puh-HAH-lik) Definition: One who is extremely or excessively fond of shopping. Sample sentence: Susie is such a shopaholic that her friends refuse to step foot with her in a mall when there are big sales.

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Four things you can’t recover: 1. The stone after the throw. 2. The word after it’s said. 3. The occasion after it’s missed. 4. The time after it’s gone.

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Think positive, speak positive and therefore do positive. No negative self talk, excuses or giving up allowed if you want a happy, productive life.

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Adjective: Penultimate  (pih-NUL-tuh-mut) Definition: 1. Occurring immediately before the last one: next to the last. 2. Of or relating to the next to the last syllable of a word. Sample sentence: The word endamame places it’s primary stress on the penultimate syllable.

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