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Adjective: Fissile  (FISS-ul) Definition: 1. Capable of being split or divided in the direction of the grain or along  natural planes of cleavage. 2. Capable of undergoing fission. Sample sentence: Uraniun-235, which is frequently used in making bombs and missiles, is one of the most abundant fissile materials.

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Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.

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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. May your heart be filled with beautiful things.

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Noun: Bouleversement  (bool-vair-suh-MAHNG) Definition: 1. Reversal 2. A violent disturbance: disorder. Sample sentence: The darkening sky prompted a bouleversement of the captain’s order to prepare to set sail.

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Noun: Zaibatsu  (zye-BAHT-soo) Definition: A powerful financial and industrial conglomerate in Japan. Sample sentence: As owners of a zaibatsu with interests in the insurance and banking industries, the family’s decisions had an undeniable impact on the Japanese economy.

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One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room of Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.

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Noun: Palinode  (PAL-uh-nohd) Definition: 1. An ode or song recanting or retracting something in an earlier poem. 2. A formal retraction. Sample sentence: Leslie Gore’s “It’s Judy’s Turn to Cry” is a palinode to “It’s My Party.”

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The holidays should not be as much about opening our gifts, but more about opening our hearts.

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Adjective: Syncretic  (sin-KRET-ik) Definition: Characterized or brought about by a combination of different forms of belief or practice. Sample sentence: Dr. Portman practices a syncretic form of medicine, borrowing from both Eastern and Western medical traditions.

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Change can be scary, but what is even more scary is allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving and progressing.

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