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Verb: Glean  (GLEEN) Definition: 1: To gather grain or other produce left by reapers. 2: To  gather (as information) bit by bit. 3: To pick over in search of relevant material. 4: To find out. Example sentence: Investigators have been able to glean some useful information from the seized documents.

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Don’t dance around the perimeter of the person you want to be. Dive deeply and fully into it.

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Verb: Keelhaul  (KEEL-hawl) Definition: 1: To haul under the keel of a ship as punishment or torture. 2: To rebuke severely. Example sentence: Several key employees were called to the CEO’s office, not knowing he was going to keelhaul them for an error that cost the company millions of dollars and fire them from their jobs.

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Ignore the negativity around you. Just be sincere and kind, and promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.

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Noun: Oaf  (OHF) Definition: 1: A stupid person. 2: A big clumsy slow-witted person. Example sentence: In high school Bryan was a big oaf, so we were surprised ten years later at the class reunion to learn of  his position as CEO of a high-tech company.

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Every day life gives you another opportunity to begin again…with a little more wisdom and experience than you had yesterday.

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Adverb: Deasil  (DEE-zil) Definition: Clockwise Example sentence: The worshippers danced around the fire deasil and then sunwise.

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Noun: Zwieback  (SWEE-back) Definition: A usually sweetened bread enriched with eggs that is baked and then sliced and toasted until dry and crisp. Example sentence: The crust of the pie was made with a crumbled zwieback.

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We all make choices, but in the end, our choices make us.

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Noun: Nimrod  (NIM-rahd) Definition: 1: Hunter. 2: Idiot; jerk. Example sentence: When deer season arrives, there will be many a nimrod, both amateur and veteran, with a gun on their shoulder, marching into the woods.

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