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When you choose a backpack for your child as he or she heads back to school, it is important to look for more than just color and style. Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back. For that first day of school, pack light. Organize the backpack to use all of […]

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Adjective: Homiletic (hah-muh-LET-ik) Definition: 1. Of, relating to, or resembling a homily 2. Of or relating to the art of preaching; also : preachy Sample sentence: In clerical collar and vestments, Mr. Jones was a figure of homiletic power in the pulpit.

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Take advantage of the weather. Fall can be a treat for the senses: the crisp air, apple picking, pumpkin carving, a gorgeous canopy of fall foliage, and the crunch of leaves underfoot. These months are a great time to exercise outdoors and enjoy cooler temperatures. Walking, hiking and cycling are all awesome in the fall. […]

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Verb: Imbibition (im-buh-BIH-shun) Definition: The act or action of imbibing Sample sentence: The sign at the entrance to the building stated that the imbibition of alcoholic beverages on the premises was prohibited.

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Salmonella is bacteria that can cause a gastrointestinal infection known as salmonellosis. Usually salmonellosis is referred to as “salmonella.” This infection can occur in humans and animals. Most people infected with salmonella are ill for four to seven days. The person may be ill enough to require hospitalization. Serious complications and death are rare and […]

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Adjective: Predial (PREE-dee-ul) Definition: Of or relating to land or its products Sample sentence: The lease of a predial estate, when the time has not been specified, is presumed to be for one year.

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High protein diets increase in the amount of proteins one consumes on a daily basis. Though there is some debate about the effectiveness of such a diet plan, many nutritionists and dieters seem to think that it is a great weight loss strategy. Proteins make you feel fuller quicker and for a longer amount of […]

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Noun: Gumption (GUMP-shun) Definition: 1. Common sense, horse sense 2. Enterprise, initiative Sample sentence: Mr. Walters hoped that at least one of his young sales clerks would have the gumption to apply for the vacant assistant manager position.

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The vegetarian diet is actually more than merely a diet to many people it is a way of life and habit. There are estimated to be twenty million vegetarians in America. Of course the term “vegetarian” covers a lot of ground, and does not fully define the various types of vegetarians there are. Basically a […]

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Verb: Fillip (FIL-up) Definition: 1. a: To strike by holding the nail of a finger against the ball of the thumb and then suddenly releasing it from that position b: To make a filliping motion with 2. To project quickly by or as if by a fillip : snap 3. To urge on : stimulate […]

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