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Noun: Fracking  (FRACK-ing) Definition: The injection of fluid into shale beds under high pressure in order to free up petroleum resources such as oil or natural gas. Sample sentence: Many environmental supporters have been urging the state government officials to vote for a bill that would ban fracking.

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You may not know what is going to happen when you try, but if you do not try, nothing will happen.  Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Keep trying!

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Verb: Evince  (ih-VINSS) Definition: 1. To constitute outward evidence of. 2. To display clearly: reveal. Sample sentence: Melanie seemed to evince an interest in art at an early age, so nobody was surprised when she grew up to be an award-winning illustrator.

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Respect the old when you are young. Help the weak when you are strong. Confess the fault when you are wrong. Do these things now because one day in life you will be old, weak and wrong.

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Noun: Mufti  (MUFF-tee) Definition: Ordinary dress as distinguished from that denoting an occupation or station; especially, civilian clothes when worn by a person in the armed forces. Sample sentence: Mary’s family is happy to have her home, dressed comfortably in mufti, after a six month tour of duty overseas.

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Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try.

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Noun: Gauntlet  (GAWNT-let) Definition: 1. A glove worn with medieval armor to protect the hand. 2. Any of various protective gloves used especially in industry. 3. An open challenge as to combat. 4. A dress glove extending above the wrist. Sample sentence: After dinner, Roger threw down the gauntlet and challenged his brother to a […]

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One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only an opportunity to begin again more intelligently. No one can go back and change a bad beginning, but anyone can start anything anytime and create a successful ending. If you wait to be happy, you will wait forever. But if you start to be happy, […]

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Adjective: Diffident  (DIF-uh-dunt) Definition: 1. Hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of self-confidence. 2. Reserved, unassertive. Sample sentence: Always diffident and soft-spoken, Tony did not raise any objection when the cashier overcharged him for his purchase.

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The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible,  and achieves the impossible. Negative thoughts bring you down. Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles. It empties today of its strength. Be a positive thinker!

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