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Word of the Day – May 22 – Bucolic

Adjective: Bucolic  (byoo-KOL-ik) Definition: 1. Of, pertaining to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life. 2. Of or pertaining to shepherds: pastoral. 3. A pastoral poem. Sample sentence: Despite the fact it was in a city, Blaine loved the bucolic view from her apartment window.

When the dark clouds of doubt, anger, or worry begin to move upon you, steady yourself in the knowledge that in time, the storm will pass.

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Adjective: Umpteen  (UMP-teen) Definition: Very many: indefinitely numerous. Sample sentence: By midmorning, Ellie had already phoned her sister umpteen times.

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Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.

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Noun: Schism  (SKIZ-uhm) Definition: 1. Division or disunion, especially into mutually opposed parties. 2. The parties so formed. Sample sentence: Already the students were lining up into two groups that would define the great schism among postwar American intellectuals.

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Be happy not because everything is good, but because you can see the good side of everything.

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Adjective: Tatterdemalion  (tat-er-dih-MEYL-yuhn) Definition: 1. Ragged; unkempt or dilapidated. 2. A person in tattered clothing: a shabby person. Sample sentence: He seemed to fit the tatterdemalion apartment perfectly, with his dark clothes threadbare, his beard unkempt, and his shoes cracked.

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Be careful what you say. You can say something hurtful in ten seconds, but ten years later, the wounds are still there.

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Noun: Whodunit  (hoo-DUN-it) Definition: A detective story or mystery story. Sample sentence: Betsy packed a great whodunit and a couple of romance novels to read at the beach.

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If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we’d be happy with more??

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