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Noun: Poutine  (poo-TEEN) Definition: A dish of French fries covered with brown gravy and cheese curds. Sample sentence: Although classic poutine is a simple dish, it is one of the most popular items on the menu at the fancy, new Canadian restaurant.

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Fearless people embrace the flow of life with perseverance and determination. They view life as an adventure, not an ordeal.

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Adjective: Incongruous  (in-KAHN-gruh-wus) Definition: Lacking congruity, not harmonious, incompatible, not conforming, disagreeing, inconsistent within itself. Sample sentence: The sight of a horse and carriage amongst the cars on the road was a bit incongruous.

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Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.

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Verb: Matriculate  (muh-TRIK-yuh-layt) Definition: To enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university. Sample sentence: A spokesperson for the college said the school is expected to matriculate approximately 1,000 students for the fall semester.

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Every time you feel yourself getting pulled into other people’s nonsense, repeat these words: not my circus, not my monkeys. It is so easy to get sucked into someone else’s drama. Take a deep breath, count to ten and then walk away.

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Noun:  (FREE-gun) Definition: An activist who scavenges for free food, such as in waste receptacles at stores and restaurants, as a means of reducing consumption of resources. Sample sentence: Josh is a vocal anti-consumerist who lives as a freegan and works to develop community gardens in urban settings.

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The best things in life are free. Hugs, smiles, family, friends, kisses, love, sleep, laughter and good memories are some of the best things.

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Noun: Stoic  (STOH-ik) Definition: One apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain. Sample sentence:  Deidra is truly a stoic, having finished the marathon despite a painful pulled tendon in her knee.  

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It’s not where you get your education, but what you do with it that matters. You may have all the degrees on the wall, but if you don’t do anything with them, they are hardly worth the mention.

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