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Noun: Tocsin  (TOCK-sin) Definition: 1: An alarm bell or the ringing of it. 2: A warning signal. Example sentence: A coalition of parents was sounding the tocsin for the school music program, stating that if voters didn’t approve the new millage, the program was sure to be axed.

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Don’t force pieces that don’t fit.

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Noun: Passel  (PASS-ul) Definition: A large amount. Example sentence: When problems at the printing plant caused a delay in delivery of the newspaper, Rebecca was assigned the job of handling the passel of complaints from angry subscribers.  

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Make a decision. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.

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A true friend sees the first tear, catches the second, and stops the third.

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Verb: Ululate  (ULL-yuh-layt) Definition: Howl, wail. Example sentence: While visiting Graceland, millions of devotees still weep and ululate over the death of Elvis.

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Adjective: Semelparous  (seh-MEL-puh-rus) Definition: Reproducing or breeding only once in a lifetime. Example sentence: The article’s author is a scientist who spent years studying semelparous butterflies.

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Sometimes your soulmate is yourself. Sometimes you have to be the love of your life until you discover that type of love in someone else.

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Adjective: Heuristic  (hyoo-RIS-tik) Definition: Encouraging a person to learn, discover, understand, or solve problems on his or her own, as by experimenting, evaluating possible answers or solutions, or by trial and error. Example sentence: Mrs. Groondyke was my favorite teacher in elementary school with her heuristic style of educating her class.    

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Careful words make for a careful life. Careless words may ruin everything.

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