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Start learning how to say no without having to explain yourself.

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Noun: Jeremiad  (jair-uh-MYE-ud) Definition: A prolonged lamentation or complaint; also, a cautionary or angry harangue. Example sentence: Mrs. White waggled a finger at us and launched into a doleful jeremiad about how we would come to no good end.

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If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.

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Adjective: Pugnacious  (puhg-NEY-shuhs) Definition: Inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome: belligerent. Example sentence: Rodney was always the most pugnacious player on the hockey team, and thus, was usually the one who spent the most time in the penalty box.

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Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

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If you can’t keep your words, it’s better not to say “I promise.”

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Noun: Nimiety  (nih-MY-ih-tee) Definition: Excess, overabundance. Example sentence:  Charlotte had a nimiety of clothes in her closet and decided to donate many of them to a local charity.

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It doesn’t matter who hurt you or broke you down. What matters is who made you smile again.

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Adjective: Petulant  (PET-chu-lent) Definition: 1: Insolent or rude in speech or behavior. 2: Characterized by temporary or capricious  ill humor. Example sentence: John is a petulant and fussy man who is always blaming everyone else for his problems.  

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Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.

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