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Adjective: Decadent  (DEH-kah-dent) Definition: Characterized by or reflecting a state of decay or cultural decline, as in being self-indulgent or morally corrupt. Example sentence: The CEO can be blamed for the failure of the company because of his decadent spending of corporate funds for personal items.  

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Noun: Druthers  (DRUH-therz) Definition: Free choice: preference. Example sentence: If I had my druthers, I’d be relaxing at the beach this weekend instead of cleaning out my garage.

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There is no failure. It’s only unfinished success.

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Adjective: Neoteric  (nee-uh-TAIR-ik) Definition: Recent in origin: modern. Example sentence: The book’s dialogue is peppered with neoteric slang and jargon that can be challenging for the reader to decode.

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When a wall blocks your path, knock it down and build steps.

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Adverb: Swimmingly  (SWIM-ing-lee) Definition: Without difficulty, with great success; effortlessly. Example sentence: Sue passed the exam swimmingly.

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Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.

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Noun: Longanimity  (long-guh-NIM-uh-tee) Definition: A disposition to bear injuries patiently: forbearance. Example sentence: The fans showed longanimity by coming back year after year to cheer on the perpetually losing team.

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If you can’t do anything about it then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.

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Noun: Ampersand  (AM-per-sand) Definition: A character (&) that is used for the word “and” Sample sentence: The company coming out of this merger will have a name that combines elements of each of the original companies’ names with an ampersand.

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