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Noun: Soothsayer  (SOOTH-say-er) Definition: A person who predicts the future by magical, intuitive, or more rational means: prognosticator. Sample sentence: The soothsayer at the carnival is usually one of the most popular attractions.

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Researchers at Oregon State University are looking into the cancer protective effects of a flavonoid found in hops, the plants that give beer its bitter flavor. The flavonoid, xanthohumol, can help protect against cancer, at least in cell culture. Investigators at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State have found xanthohumol to be active against […]

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Noun: Malversation  (mal-ver-SAY-shun) Definition: 1. Misbehavior and especially corruption in an office, trust or commission. 2. Corrupt administration. Sample sentence: The city council impeached the mayor for administrative misconduct and malversation, charging that he has used his office primarily for personal gain. : misbehavior and especially corruption in an office, trust, or commission Read more […]

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Singing in the shower may perk you up for the day, but if you really want to be happy, consider joining a choir. British researchers examined how singing affects our feelings of well-being by reviewing data gathered from an on-line survey of 375 people who sang in choirs, sang solo or belonged to a sports […]

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Adjective: Pusillanimous  (pyoo-suh-LAN-uh-mus) Definition: lacking courage and resolution: marked by contemptible timidity. Sample sentence: The senator resorted to mudslinging, calling his opponent a pusillanimous pawn of special interest groups.

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A new study from Great Britain suggests that you might be able to splurge on food without endangering your health. The secret, of course, is daily exercise. Researchers from the University of Bath recruited 26 young men who exercised regularly. None was obese, and none had any health problems that could contribute to diabetes. Half […]

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Noun: Senescence  (sih-NESS-unss) Definition: 1. The state of being old: the process of becoming old. 2. The growth phase in a plant or plant part, from full maturity to death. Sample sentence: Sarah avoids the pitfalls of senescence by exercising daily and being active in her community.

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Milk has been getting a bad rap the past few years, especially milk of the whole variety. The prevailing assumption is that full-fat dairy will lead to a full-fat waistline and an increased risk of heart disease. Not necessarily true, two new research studies found. In one study, middle-aged men who ate full-fat milk, butter, and […]

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Noun: Cheesparing  (CHEEZ-pair-ing) Definition: 1. Something worthless or insignificant. 2. Miserly economizing. Sample sentence: While many charities have undergone painful downsizing, they fear their operations won’t survive the relentless cheeseparing the government is indulging in.

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  A cucumber is a vegetable that is not only healthy, but very tasty too! There are many people who use this vegetable in their salads in order to enjoy a fantastic meal. It has Vitamins B1, B3, B2, B6, B5, and not to forget Vitamin C. It is high in Zinc, Iron, Potassium, Folic […]

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