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Adjective: Obstreperous  (ub-STREP-uh-rus) Definition: 1: Marked by unruly or aggressive noisiness: clamorous. 2: Stubbornly resistant to control: unruly. Example sentence: After two months at sea with dwindling food supplies and declining confidence in the captain, the ship’s crew became obstreperous and began to plot a mutiny.

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Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

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Adjective: Sumptuous  (SUMP-shuh-wus) Definition: Extremely costly, rich, luxurious, or magnificent. Example sentence: The hotel’s most sumptuous suite overlooks the lush gardens and includes a palatial marble bathroom with a spa and a commodious, intricately tiled walk-in shower.

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You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

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Verb: Reminisce  (rem-uh-NISS) Definition: To indulge in the process or practice of thinking or telling about past experiences. Example sentence: Justin met up with some of his college buddies to reminisce about old times.

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Noun: Foliage  (FOH-lee-ij) Definition: 1: A representation of leaves, flowers, and branches for architectural ornamentation. 2: The aggregate of leaves of one or more plants. 3: A cluster of leaves, flowers, and branches. Example sentence: A trip to the local conservatory to view the bright flowers against the verdant foliage was just the thing to […]

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Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of your life.

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Adjective: Abject  (AB-jekt) Definition: 1: Sunk to or existing in a low state or condition. 2: Cast down in spirit: spiritless. Also, showing hopelessness or resignation. 3: Expressing or offered in a humble and often ingratiating spirit. Example sentence: The organization is dedicated to alleviating the suffering of those living in abject poverty.

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Hard times will always reveal true friends.

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Noun: Nonce  (nons) Definition: The present, or immediate, occasion or purpose. Example sentence: I decided it was best to shelve the decision about a new paint color  for the nonce, and turn my focus on the new carpet for the living room, which needed to be done first.

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