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Adjective: Effete  (ih-FEET) Definition: 1: No longer fertile. 2: Having lost character, vitality, or strength. 3. Marked by weakness or decadence. 4. Soft or delicate from or as if from a pampered exixtence. 5. Having feminine qualities untypical of a man: not manly in appearance or manner. Example sentence: The main character in the book […]

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Every accomplishment, no matter how big or small, starts with the decision to simply try.

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Verb: Limn  (LIM) Definition: 1: To draw or paint on a surface. 2: To outline in clear sharp detail. 3: Describe. Example sentence: The museum exhibit boasts more than 120 objects, such as clothing and household items,  that limn the daily life of women during the Victorian era.

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Life is lived in the middle, not focused on the past or worried about the future.

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Verb: Expatiate  (ek-SPAY-shee-ayt) Definition: 1: To move about freely or at will: wander. 2: To speak or write at length or in detail. Example sentence: During the time the teacher took to expatiate the  homework assignment which really needed no explanation, I had the assignment completed.

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Never be defined by your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

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Adjective: Eloquent  (EL-uh-kwunt) Definition: 1: Marked by forceful and fluent expression. 2: Vividly or movingly expressive or revealing. Example sentence: Because Max is such an eloquent speaker, he was asked to give the toast at his grandfather’s 75th birthday party.

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Always smile back at little children. To ignore them is to destroy their belief that the world is good.

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Noun: Chirography  (kye-RAH-gruh-fee) Definition: 1: Handwriting, penmanship. 2: Calligraphy. Example sentence: The art of chirography seems to be a dying art, since most schools no longer focus on teaching cursive writing.

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Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

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