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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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Kids who get lots of antibiotics from their doctors are more likely to harbor the MRSA superbug, although it’s still rare, a new study of British youngsters has found. While that doesn’t prove the drugs are to blame for the antibiotic-resistant bacterium, it would make biological sense, researchers say. MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, first […]

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Adjective: Adventitious (ad-ven-TISH-us) Definition: 1. Coming from another source and not inherent or innate 2. Arising or occurring sporadically or in other than the usual location Sample sentence: As my garden grew, I watched my carefully planted crop of vegetables begin to develop, but also many adventitious plants that I did not plant.

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Autumn requires us to make changes in our lifestyle due to weather, school activities, and upcoming holidays. Greet the fall with ways to help keep you and your kids safe and healthy. Take steps to make sure your kids develop healthy habits that will help them now and throughout their lives. Plan an afternoon of […]

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The Marquette County Fair opens this week, an event that many of us prepare for and look forward to all year. Here are a few reminders so that you and your family will have a safe and healthy time at the fair. The temperature may be rather warm with many of the attractions out in […]

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Adjective: Diluvial (duh-LOO-vee-ul) Definition: Of, relating to, or brought about by a flood Sample sentence: Archeologists studying diluvial deposits found along the river delta could make estimates from that evidence on just how far certain Paleolithic species had migrated.

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It won’t be long before children say good-bye to summer vacation and head back to school. There are steps to take to ensure a healthy year in school for your children. Make sure your children are up to date on their immunizations and sports physicals, and receive an annual flu shot. Make sure your children […]

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Verb: Retrocede (ret-roh-SEED) Definition: 1. To go back: recede 2. To cede back (as a territory) Sample sentence: A congressman introduced a bill to retrocede the land back to its original owner, but it was defeated.

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