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Life has taught us that love does not consist of merely gazing at each other, but in looking outward in the same direction.

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There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist or to accept responsibility for changing them.

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Adjective: Marmoreal  (mahr-MOR-ee-ul) Definition: Of, relating to, or suggestive of marble or a marble statue especially in coldness or aloofness. Example sentence: The Taj Mahal, with its marmoreal splendor, has moved many poets to wax eloquent about its beauty.

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Adjective: Bumptious  (BUMP-shus) Definition: Presumptuously, obtusely, and often noisily self-assertive: obtrusive. Example sentence: The talk show often features interesting guests, but the bumptious host’s tendency to turn the interview back to himself can get annoying.

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You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.

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If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

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Adjective: Whilom  (WYE-lum) Definition: Former Example sentence: I was pleased to find an interview with the whilom president of my alma mater in the local paper.

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If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

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Noun: Challah  (KHAH-luh) Definition: Egg-rich yeast-leavened bread that is usually braided or twisted before baking and is traditionally eaten by Jews on the Sabbath and holidays. Example sentence: My father made a blessing over the challah before it was broken and passed around the table.

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Adjective: Jocund  (JAH-kund) Definition: Marked by or suggestive of high spirits and lively mirthfulness. Example sentence: Clayton gave a jocund shout when he entered the room and saw the many friends who had come for his surprise 50th birthday celebration.

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