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Word of the Day – Feb. 12 – Alpenglow

Noun: Alpenglow  (AL-pun-gloh) Definition: A reddish glow often seen on the summits of mountains just before sunrise or just after sunset. Example sentence: As the sun dipped below the horizon, I stood on the porch of the remote cabin and waited for appearance of the soft shimmering of the alpenglow.

Love is not a matter of counting the years, but making the years count.

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Verb: Herald  (HAIR-uld) Definition: 1: To give notice of: announce. 2: To greet especially with enthusiasm: hail. Also, publicize. 3: To signal the approach of: foreshadow. Example sentence: After months of winter, I start to look for the return of the robins to herald the beginning of spring.

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Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.

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Adjective: Obstreperous  (ub-STREP-uh-rus) Definition: 1: Marked by unruly or aggressive noisiness: clamorous. 2: Stubbornly resistant to control: unruly. Example sentence: After two months at sea with dwindling food supplies and declining confidence in the captain, the ship’s crew became obstreperous and began to plot a mutiny.

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Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

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Adjective: Sumptuous  (SUMP-shuh-wus) Definition: Extremely costly, rich, luxurious, or magnificent. Example sentence: The hotel’s most sumptuous suite overlooks the lush gardens and includes a palatial marble bathroom with a spa and a commodious, intricately tiled walk-in shower.

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You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

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Verb: Reminisce  (rem-uh-NISS) Definition: To indulge in the process or practice of thinking or telling about past experiences. Example sentence: Justin met up with some of his college buddies to reminisce about old times.

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Noun: Foliage  (FOH-lee-ij) Definition: 1: A representation of leaves, flowers, and branches for architectural ornamentation. 2: The aggregate of leaves of one or more plants. 3: A cluster of leaves, flowers, and branches. Example sentence: A trip to the local conservatory to view the bright flowers against the verdant foliage was just the thing to […]

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