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Adjective: Trepid  (TREP-id) Definition: Timourous, fearful. Example sentence: Were I not feeling so trepid, I might have enjoyed joining the other campers for a nighttime walk in the woods.

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Noun: Umami  (oo-MAH-mee) Definition: A taste sensation that is meaty or savory and is produced by several amino acids and nucleotides, such as glutamate and aspartate. Example sentence: The cookbook has an entire chapter on  umami, and lists a number of common ingredients – from tomato paste to Worcestershire sauce to anchovies – as easy […]

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Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.

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Adjective: Lucullan  (loo-KULL-un) Definition: Lavish, luxurious. Example sentence: For most, gaining a few easily shed pounds is a small price to pay for a week or two of lucullan bliss.

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How to have a good day: keep your gratitude higher than your expectations.

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Noun: Confidant  (KAHN-fuh-dahnt) Definition: One to whom secrets are entrusted; especially,  an intimate friend. Example sentence: Growing up, my best confidant was my big sister.

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Everything is either an opportunity to learn and grow or an obstacle that keeps you stuck. You get to choose.

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Verb: Flimflam  (FLIM-flam) Definition: To subject to deception or fraud. Example sentence: The people behind the e-mail scam tried to flimflam unsuspecting users into giving out their credit card information and Social Security numbers.

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Every time you are able to find some humor in a difficult situation, you win.

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Noun: Microburst  (MY-kroh-burst) Definition: A violent short-lived localized downdraft that creates extreme wind shears at low altitudes and is usually associated with thunderstorms. Example sentence: A microburst hit the city early in the morning, causing downed trees and power lines, closing the schools and making many streets nearly impassable.

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