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Verb: Expatiate  (ek-SPAY-shee-ayt) Definition: 1: To move about freely or at will: wander. 2: To speak or write at length or in detail. Example sentence: During the time the teacher took to expatiate the  homework assignment which really needed no explanation, I had the assignment completed.

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Never be defined by your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

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Adjective: Eloquent  (EL-uh-kwunt) Definition: 1: Marked by forceful and fluent expression. 2: Vividly or movingly expressive or revealing. Example sentence: Because Max is such an eloquent speaker, he was asked to give the toast at his grandfather’s 75th birthday party.

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Always smile back at little children. To ignore them is to destroy their belief that the world is good.

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Noun: Chirography  (kye-RAH-gruh-fee) Definition: 1: Handwriting, penmanship. 2: Calligraphy. Example sentence: The art of chirography seems to be a dying art, since most schools no longer focus on teaching cursive writing.

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Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

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Noun: Hebetude  (HEB-ih-tood) Definition: State of being dull; lethargy. Example sentence: The latest snap of cold weather has been enough to make me experience hebetude and I am now in hibernation mode.

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Food is the most abused anxiety drug. Exercise is the most underutilized antidepressant.

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Noun: Mugwump  (MUG-wump) Definition: 1: A bolter from the Republican party in 1884. 2: A person who is independent (as in politics) or who remains undecided or neutral. Example sentence: Woodrow Wilson was a mugwump, reacting negatively to the new, industrialist class, but maintaining a strong belief in the triumph of American ideals and progress.

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Once lived, the past has very little value. And yet we carry its lifeless body into all future moments, allowing it to crush us with its weight, to identify us, and to speak for us. It’s time to let go of the past.

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