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Noun: Amphibology  (am-fuh-BAH-luh-jee) Definition: A sentence or phrase that can be interpreted in more than one way. Sample sentence: Still feeling some of the effects of her recent cold, Tara was bemused by the amphibology on the café’s menu: “Try our soup—you won’t get better.” Like and Share with your friends

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Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can do is say nothing at all. Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Quiescent  (kwy-ESS-unt) Definition: 1. Marked by inactivity or repose: tranquilly at rest. 2. Causing no trouble or symptoms. Sample sentence: The alligator is deceptively quiescent on the sunny shore, watching its approaching prey, waiting for the moment to strike. Like and Share with your friends

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We don’t talk about trees getting older…we say they are growing. Let’s use the same language for ourselves:  we are not getting older, we are growing. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Verdigris  (VER-duh-greess) Definition:  A green or bluish deposit formed on copper, brass, or bronze surfaces. Sample sentence: They are covering up not only the verdigris that developed on the copper roof, but also years of wear and tear that caused the roof to leak Like and Share with your friends

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Close some doors: not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere. Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Ulterior  (ul-TEER-ee-er) Definition: 1. Laying farther away: more remote. 2. Situated on the farther side. 3. Going beyond what is openly said or shown. Sample sentence: While their campaign does shed light on an important issue, their good intentions are undercut by their ulterior motive, which is to make a profit. Like and Share […]

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Pain means you’re growing. Fear means you’re risking. Tears mean it mattered. Take what hurts you and let it help you. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Jackanapes  (JAK-uh-nayps) Definition: 1. Monkey, ape. 2. An impudent or conceited fellow. 3. A saucy or mischievous child. Sample sentence: Mrs. Hobson had her neighbor’s son pegged as a disrespectful jackanapes and was therefore reluctant to hire him to shovel the driveway. Like and Share with your friends

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If you tell the truth, it becomes a part of your past. If you tell a lie, it becomes a part of your future. Like and Share with your friends

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