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Verb: Expropriate  (ek-SPROH-pree-ayt) Definition: 1. To deprive of possession or proprietary rights. 2. To transfer the property of another to one’s own possession. Sample sentence: The city council rejected a proposal to expropriate private property for the highway expansion.

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The trick to enjoying life is to not waste your days waiting for better ones to come.

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Verb: Wheedle  (WEE-dul) Definition: 1. To influence or entice by soft words or flattery. 2. To gain or get by coaxing or flattering. 3. To use soft words or flattery. Sample sentence: Susie always tried to wheedle the babysitter into letting her stay up an hour past her bedtime.

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Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.

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Without dreams there is nothing to love and without love there is nothing worth dreaming about.

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Adjective: Rapier  (RAY-pee-er) Definition: Extremely sharp or keen. Sample sentence: The wit and keen insight found in Betty’s blog are a testament to her rapier mind.

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Noun: Gutta-percha  (guh-tah-pur-chah Definition: A tough plastic substance from the latex of several Malaysian trees of the sapodilla family that resembles rubber but contains more resin and is used especially as insulation and in dentistry. Sample sentence: My dentist used gutta-percha to fill my tooth after he performed a root canal.

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Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you’ve made. If you want a different result, make different choices.

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We are significant because each of us has extraordinary gifts which we can use to make others’ lives better.

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Verb: Carouse  (kuh-ROWZ) Definition: 1. To drink liquor freely or excessively. 2. To take part in a drunken revel: engage in dissolute behavior. Sample sentence: The sailor planned to carouse with his buddies during  his shore leave.

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