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Noun: Penchant  (PEN-chuhnt) Definition: A liking or strong inclination for something. Example sentence: My dog has a penchant for chasing cats and cars.

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Adjective: Plangent  (PLAN-junt) Definition: 1: Having a loud reverberating sound. 2: Having an expressive and especially plaintive quality. Example sentence: The campers were awoken by the plangent howl of a coyote off in the distance.

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The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who has never fallen.

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The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.

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Noun: Antithesis  (an-TITH-uh-sis) Definition: The exact opposite. Example sentence: Friends of the actress say she is quite the antithesis of her giddy and frivolous character.

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Be thankful for closed doors, detours, and roadblocks. They protect you from paths and places not meant for you.

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Adjective: Poignant  (POIN-yuhnt) Definition: Sharp, penetrating, or biting. Example sentence: The poignant movie made even my husband cry.

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Noun: Vernacular  (ver-NAK-yuh-ler) Definition: Common and informal everyday language. Example sentence: My teenage children constantly use teenage vernacular such as cool, rad, and dude.

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Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’ve got this. Take it day by day.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 26 – Assuage

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Verb: Assuage  (uh-SWEYJ) Definition: To relieve or ease, make milder or less severe; also, to appease or satisfy. Example sentence: The music did little to assuage the awkward silence in the elevator.

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