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Verb: Adulate  (AJ-uh-layt) Definition: To flatter or admire excessively or slavishly. Sample sentence: A portrait of the family patriarch, a man the public tended to adulate while generally feared by his family, hung about the mantle in the drawing room.

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Success is what happens after you’ve survived all your mistakes.

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Verb: Inculcate  (in-KUL-kayt) Definition: To teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions. Sample sentence: Mark and Victoria tried to inculcate in their children the values of hard work, self-reliance, and respect for other people.

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Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

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Noun: Bellwether  (BEL-WEH-ther) Definition: One that takes the lead or initiative: leader; also, an indicator of trends. Sample sentence: The company has long been viewed as a bellwether for the tech market, so analysts are watching it closely.

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If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.

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Noun: Obsolescence  (ob-suh-LES-uhns) Definition: The state, process, or condition of being or becoming obsolete. Sample sentence: The minute you buy a computer, it is on its way to obsolescence.

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Learn to say “no” without explaining yourself.

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Noun: Phreaker  (FREE-ker) Definition: One who gains illegal access to the telephone system. Sample sentence: The workshop will focus on how to protect your phone line from a phreaker and your computer from a hacker.

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Unless you learn to face your own shadows, you will continue to see them in others, because the world outside you is only a reflection of the world inside you.

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