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Adjective: Lambent  (LAM-buhnt) Definition: 1. Dealing lightly and gracefully with a subject; brilliantly playful. 2. Running or moving lightly over a surface. 3. Softly bright or radiant. Sample sentence: The sea that night gleamed with the moon’s lambent silver and provided a perfect backdrop for young lovers strolling along the shore.  

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The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others on how you want to be treated. Don’t settle for anything other than respect.

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Verb: Balkanize  (BAWL-kuh-nyze) Definition: 1. To break up (as a region or a group) into smaller, often hostile units. 2. Divide, compartmentalize. Sample sentence: Richard would like to balkanize his life into personal and professional spheres, but being a public figure, his private life resounds with his public concerns.    

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Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.

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Verb: Chicane  (shih-KAYN) Definition: To use deception: to trick or cheat. Sample sentence: Claiming to be their long-lost grandson, the scammer tried to chicane the elderly couple into wiring money to him.

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Just because you don’t look like the other “crayons” in the box, does not mean you still can’t make the most beautiful pictures. Don’t you ever give up on you! You are simply amazing!

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Verb: Execrate  (EK-suh-krayt) Definition: 1. To declare to be evil or detestable: denounce. 2. To detest utterly. Sample sentence: The principal sought to execrate the person who stole the cash box from the office in front of the entire school.

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Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Every morning you wake up is the first day of the rest of your life.

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Adjective: Numismatic  (noo-muz-MAT-ik) Definition: 1. Of or relating to the study of the collection of coins, tokens and money. 2. Of or relating to currency: monetary. Sample sentence: Jasmine was disappointed to learn that the 1936 buffalo nickel she owned had no numismatic value.

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Being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it will always get you the right ones.

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