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Getting knocked down doesn’t determine who you are, but getting back up does.

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Adjective: Aleatory  (AY-lee-uh-tor-ee) Definition: Characterized by chance of random elements. Sample sentence: A sudden rainstorm was the aleatory beginning of Tom and Renee’s romance, as it led to their introduction beneath a shop’s awning as they sought shelter from the downpour.

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Adverb: Pell-mell  (pel-MEL) Definition: 1. In mingled confusion or disorder. 2. In confused haste. Sample sentence: After the final bell of the day rang, the pupils bolted from their desks and ran pell-mell out the door into the schoolyard.

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When time is never ready to wait for us, then why should we always wait for the right time? It is never the wrong time to do something right.

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Adjective: Olfactory  (ahl-FAK-tuh-ree) Definition: Of, relating to, or connected with the sense of smell. Sample sentence: The aroma of cinnamon rolls coming from the kitchen served as an enticing olfactory clue that breakfast was almost ready.

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If you don’t like where you are, then change it. You’re not a tree.

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Instead of thinking about what you’re missing, try thinking of what you have that everyone else is missing.

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Verb: Grubstake (GRUB-stayk) Definition: To provide with material assistance (as a loan) for launching an enterprise or for a person in difficult circumstances. Sample sentence: Online donations from friends and supporters were able to grubstake the production of Zachary’s short film.

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Noun: Divarication  (dye-vair-uh-KAY-shun) Definition: 1. The action, process, or fact of spreading apart. 2. A divergence of opinion. Sample sentence: The team of botanists studied the growth patterns of the trees, including the divarication of their branches.

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As you waste your breath complaining about life, someone out there is breathing their last. Be thankful for what you have and stop complaining. Live more. Complain less. Have more smiles, less stress.

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