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Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.

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Noun: Circumlocution  (ser-kum-loh-KYOO-shun) Definition: The use of an unnecessarily large number of words to express an idea. Also, evasion in speech. Example sentence: If you have a complaint, please avoid needless circumlocution and get directly to the point so that we may resolve the issue sooner.  

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The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back.

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Adjective: Zeric  (ZEER-ik) Definition: Characterized by, relating to, or requiring only a small amount of moisture. Example sentence: My favorite houseplants are zeric plants such as the cactus, because I can’t always remember to water them.

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None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an afterthought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like a hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else.

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Adjective: Manqué  (mahng-KAY) Definition: Short of or frustrated in the fulfillment of one’s aspirations or talents—used postpositively. Example sentence: Natalie is an actress manqué who moved to New York 10 years ago and is still looking for her first big break.

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Never discredit your gut instinct. You are not paranoid. Your body can pick up on bad vibrations.  If something deep inside of you says that something is not right about a person or a situation, trust it.

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Noun: Reprise  ( rih-PREEZ) Definition: A recurrence, renewal,  resumption of an action, a musical repetition or a repeated performance. Example sentence: The pop group will return to the stage of the auditorium where they first performed for a reprise of their early music.

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Be careful how you speak to people and how you treat people. Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

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Noun: Haplology  (hap-LAH-luh-jee) Definition: The omission of one of two similar adjacent syllables or sounds in a word. (Example: Probly  instead of probably or libry instead of library.) Example sentence: The speech therapist assured the child’s parents that the tendency towards haplology will likely correct itself with age.

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