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Noun: Cockalorum (kah-kuh-LOR-um) Definition: 1. A boastful and self-important person. 2. Boastful talk. Sample sentence: No one believed Marty’s cockalorum about being an expert pool player, and as it turned out, he was indeed just as bad as the rest of us.

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How often do you read the newspaper? Write an email or a letter? What about reading books or playing games that take some brainpower? A new study suggests that the more you enjoyed doing all of those things from about age six to age 40, the lower your chances of forming the beta-amyloid plaques believed […]

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If you suspect that an overweight physician is less likely to advise overweight patients to shape up, you’re right. A new study from Johns Hopkins found that physicians with a normal body mass index (BMI) are much more likely to discuss weight loss with patients who need to drop excess pounds than are doctors who […]

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Noun: Sylph (SILF) Definition: 1. An elemental being in the theory of Paracelsus that inhabits air. 2. A slender graceful woman or girl. Sample sentence: The dancer was a lovely, elegant sylph upon the stage.

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Noun: Incunabulum (in-kyuh-Nab-yuh-lum) Definition: 1. A book printed before 1501. 2. A work of art or of industry of an early period. Sample sentence: The tiny college has a library with a display case that contains an incunabulum from the time of Columbus’ voyage to the New World.

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Here’s another reason to increase the amount of fish in your diet, particularly if you’re female: a new study shows that eating three servings of fish per week appears to cut the risk of developing colon polyps that could lead to cancer. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Vanderbilt University in Tennessee […]

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Verb: Grok (GRAHK) Definition: To understand profoundly and intuitively. Sample sentence: The novel’s main characters are driven by a desire to grok their place in the grand scheme of the universe.

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As part of National Window Safety Week, April 1-7, 2012, the experts recommend parents of youngsters adopt an extremely cautious attitude with children and the windows in their home. Children should be taught at a young age to stay away from windows for their own safety. Parents can help safeguard children in the home by […]

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Noun: Atavism (AT-uh-viz-um) Definition: 1. A recurrence in an organism of a trait or character typical of an ancestral form and usually due to genetic recombination. 2. Recurrence of or reversion to a past style, manner, outlook, approach or activity. 3. One that manifests atavism: a throwback. Sample sentence: An example of atavism would be […]

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The heavier you are, the more likely you are to be in pain. This finding comes from data gathered by telephone survey of more than one million Americans. Researchers calculated the body mass index of each respondent based on the weight and height they reported. Overall, 38 percent of the participants were overweight and 25 […]

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