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Noun: Shibboleth  (SHIB-uh-luth) Definition: 1: Catchword, slogan. 2: A widely held belief or truism. 3: A custom or usage regarded as distinctive of a particular group. Example sentence: The new public relations director recommended a change to a new shibboleth to freshen the company’s image.

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Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.

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Noun: Alacrity  (uh-LAK-ruh-tee) Definition: Promptness in response: cheerful readiness. Example sentence: Jane is passionate about her job and performs her duties with enthusiasm and alacrity.

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When the grass looks greener on the other side, it is time to water the grass you are standing on.

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What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t happened yet.  

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Adjective: Reticulate  (rih-TIK-yuh-lut) Definition: 1: Resembling a net or network. 2: Being or involving evolutionary change dependent on genetic recombination involving diverse interbreeding populations. Example sentence: The lizard had a reticulate pattern of markings on its back.

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Verb: Quash  (KWAHSH) Definition: To nullify especially by judicial action. Example sentence: The commission’s rules require five affirmative votes to trigger a judicial review, or four opposing votes to quash the petition.

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Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

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Adjective: Uxorial  (uk-SOR-ee-ul) Definition: Of, relating to, or characteristic of a wife. Example sentence: John  watered the plants, cleared  leaves and debris from the rock garden, and cut the lawn, all without any uxorial prompting.

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The perfect day is going to bed with a dream and waking up with a purpose.

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