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Noun: Mien  (MEEN) Definition: 1. Air or bearing especially as expressive of attitude or personality: demeanor. 2. Appearance, aspect. Sample sentence: The minister projected a stern and serious mien from the pulpit, but we found him to be friendly and welcoming when we spoke with him in the social hall after the service.

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 Life is like the river. When you get in the water, it’s calm and peaceful, but as you go farther in you realize you’re in too deep and the water is now a strong current. Anyone can get caught on the wrong path. People can help you through it and make your burdens lighter. They […]

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Noun: Retinue  (RET-uh-noo) Definition: A group of retainers or attendants. Sample sentence:  The famous star was trailed by a retinue of 40 reporters, complete with satellite trucks.

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The best feeling in the world is finally knowing you took a step in the right direction. A step toward the future where everything you thought was impossible, is possible.

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Never give in. Never give up. Be relentless. Be so hungry that it keeps you awake. You can accomplish anything. This is your time.

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Noun: Miasma  (my-AZ-mah) Definition: A heavy cloud of something unpleasant or unhealthy. Sample sentence: Ginny choked her way through the miasma of tobacco smoke as she looked for her favorite slot machine in the casino.

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Noun: Lodestar  (LOHD-stahr) Definition: One that serves as an inspiration, model,  or guide. Sample sentence: When she started her own business, Melinda used her father’s motto, “Trust your instincts” as her lodestar.

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As nature unfolds itself daily, there are valuable lessons it teaches us: that to a man looking for wisdom unlocks a lot of precious gems to be mined freely. Observe how a bamboo reacts under a tempest: pliant yet sturdy. Study how a rice stalk after an honest labor finds itself filled to the brim […]

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Adjective: Cockamamy  (kah-kuh-MAY-mee) Definition: Ridiculous, incredible. Sample sentence: Ted missed the meeting again, phoning the receptionist with some cockamamy excuse.

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Everything is possible under the sun if we just put our cares away and really start living. A lot of time will be saved by conscientiously doing things that make us productive in every way. Be like a farmer who sweats it out at the crack of the dawn. Expecting a bountiful harvest for all […]

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