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Adjective: Puckish  (PUH-kish) Definition: Mischievous, impish. Example sentence: In his mid teens, my brother was a puckish figure, smart and quick-limbed, and rather incorrigible.

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Noun: Amanuensis (uh-man-yoo-EN-sis) Definition: A person employed to write what another dictates; a secretary. Example sentence: As a college student, I was employed as an amanuensis in the research lab at a local hospital.

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Be so committed to your progress that your fears become afraid of you .

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Adjective: Inveterate  (in-VET-uh-rut) Definition: 1: Firmly established by long persistence. 2: Confirmed in a habit: habitual. Example sentence: Since Ernie is an inveterate liar, we naturally didn’t believe him when he told us he’d met the movie star.

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Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world, no matter what you look like.

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Noun: Flivver  (FLIV-er) Definition: 1: An automobile, especially one that is small, inexpensive, and old. 2: Something of unsatisfactory quality or inferior grade. Example sentence: My first car was really a flivver, but I loved it as if it was a classy sports car.

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Do not leave yourself to find someone else.

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Adjective: Noetic (noh-ET-ik) Definition: Of, relating to, or based on the intellect. Example sentence: In addition to her chemistry courses, Ellen took electives in philosophy and the classics to satisfy her thirst for noetic stimulation.

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Everything in life is only temporary. So if things are going good, enjoy it. If things are going bad, don’t worry, it won’t last forever.

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Adjective: Piebald  (PYE-bawld) Definition: 1: Composed of incongruous parts. 2: Of different colors; especially, spotted or blotched with black and white. Example sentence: The horse she most enjoys riding is a sleek, leggy piebald mare.

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