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Noun: Preterit  (PRET-uh-rut) Definition: Past tense. Sample sentence: While the past tense form of “sneak” is traditionally “sneaked,” the alternate preterit “snuck” is increasingly common.

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Enthusiasm is contagious. When you work with enthusiastic people, you can’t help but be enthusiastic yourself. Enthusiasm spreads like wild fire. Those who show enthusiasm are fun to work with. Those who show little enthusiasm usually bring you down. If there is no enthusiasm in your workplace, maybe it can start with you. Those who […]

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Noun: Yokel  (YOH-kul) Definition: A naive or gullible inhabitant of a rural area or small town. Sample sentence: The yokel at the gas station looked at me funny when I walked in, but was very friendly and obliging when I asked for directions.

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Our own thoughts can play such a role in our lives. If you put in your mind that you can’t do something, then you’re already setting yourself up for failure or disappointment. If you tell yourself that you can do it, then you will have a better results. The way to start your day, with […]

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One who doesn’t need to look for happiness is the happy one. One who looks for happiness is like a dog chasing its tail. They know it is there, but can never grab hold. One who is happy is  like a dog wagging its tail. They don’t question its existence, but enjoy the wag.

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Noun: Scavenger  (SKAV-un-jer) Definition: 1. One that scavenges, such as a garbage or junk collector. 2. An organism that typically feeds on refuse or carrion. Sample sentence: The owner of the new antique shop is an ace scavenger whose skills were honed during college trash-picking outings.

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Being a hardworking individual is a fine attribute, but the payoff is determined by whether you are investing the great effort in the right place. Hardworking is a good attribute, but the pay off is determined by whether you are investing the great effort in the right placeRead more at http://www.motivateus.com/thoughts-of-the-day.htm#cB97XtRr2xptLV2K.99

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Noun: Gist  (JIST) Definition: 1. The ground of a legal action. 2. The main point or part: essence. Sample sentence: I didn’t catch every word, but I did hear enough to get the gist of the conversation.

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Each of us has a gift to share… none are insignificant… the gift of laughter, the gift of strength, the gift of love… let the light of your gift shine for all to see and feel… you never know who might need it.

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Noun: Zephyr  (ZEF-er) Definition: 1. A gentle, mild breeze. 2. Any of various things of fine, light quality, as fabric, yarn, etc. Sample sentence: Every time a customer opened a department store’s big doors, a perfumed zephyr  blew over the shoots of crocuses, narcissus, hyacinths, and tulips in garden boxes near the entrance, which seemed […]

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