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Life is lived in the middle, not focused on the past or worried about the future.

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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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