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Noun: Tabula Rasa  (TAB-yuh-luh-RAH-zuh) Definition: 1. The mind in its hypothetical primary blank or empty state before receiving impressions. 2. Something existing in its original or pristine state. Sample sentence: Bob is rather tabula rasa in the kitchen, unless you count his knack for toasting a perfect Pop Tart.

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Too many people spend their lives looking in the rear view mirror, regretting what could have been. Stop and look around at all that you have. Then continue on your journey by looking only ahead to all the wonderful possibilities that are in front of you. Stop living in fear; make a change, make mistakes, […]

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Adjective: Svelte  (SVELT) Definition: 1. Slender, lithe. 2. Having even and smooth lines: sleek. 3. Urbane, suave. Sample sentence: The TV star posted an online photo of herself looking svelte in a figure-hugging dress.

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You can’t change mistakes made with people in the past, but you can change the outcome of those mistakes at any time by taking responsibility for them. Do what is right to best correct them and accept them so that you can be forgiven and forgive yourself. Most people usually have already forgiven you; they […]

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Noun: Obliquity  (uh-BLIK-wi-tee) Definition: Divergence from moral conduct, rectitude: immorality, dishonesty or the like. Sample sentence: My husband loves to watch all the obliquity of the characters of “Law and Order” on t.v.

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Life is like a puzzle. Everything that happens to us is just a piece of it. We may not seem to understand where to put it, but one thing is sure, it will make us whole. We learn the ropes of life by untying its knots.

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Adjective: Fiscal  (FISS-kul) Definition: 1. Of or relating to taxation, public revenues, or public debt. 2. Of or relating to financial matters. Sample sentence: The governor was harshly criticized by his opponent for not showing more fiscal restraint during the slow economic recovery.

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Instead of putting up fences, build bridges. Build bridges to each other with no physical obstacles. One must build a human structure that will connect us with our fellow man to span across all boundaries and help all mankind. This is what we must do.

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Adjective: Inkhorn  (INK-horn) Definition: Ostentatiously learned: pedantic. Sample sentence: Richard’s use of inkhorn terminology in his paper did not impress his professor.

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If you don’t control what goes on within your mind, your life will be a total wreck; even when in reality, it’s not. The quality of our life purely depends on the type of thoughts we entertain in our minds. Our inner thoughts create our outer world.

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