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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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Even when you travel, you can stick to your healthy eating plan. Bring your own meal for the flight or car ride. Homemade sandwiches and fresh fruit are a great option. Not only will you be able to control what you eat, but you will also save time and money. Be smart about snacks. Have […]

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Too much ice cream too fast will cause the proverbial brain freeze. When this happens, press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much as you can. Since the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, your body thinks your brain is freezing, too. In compensating, it overheats, […]

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Noun: Juggernaut (JUG-er-nawt) Definition: 1. A large heavy truck 2. A massive inexorable force, campaign, movement or object that crushes whatever is in its path. Sample sentence: Led by their talented shooting guard, the high school’s basketball team was a juggernaut, winning the state championship three years in a row.

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Adjective: Irrefragable (ih-REF-ruh-guh-bul) Definition: Impossible to refute or impossible to break or alter. Sample sentence: In his opening statement, the prosecutor told the jury that he would be providing them with irrefragable proof that the defendant had committed the crime.

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When you were nine, playing your armpit was a cool trick. Now, as an adult, you can still appreciate a good body-based feat, but you’re more discriminating. Take that tickle in your throat; it’s not worth gagging over. Here’s a better way to scratch your itch. When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it […]

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Noun: Bower (BOW-er) Definition: 1. An attractive dwelling or retreat 2. A lady’s private apartment in a medieval hall or castle 3. A shelter made with tree boughs or vines twined together: an arbor Sample sentence: Bryan knelt down before Mary, who was seated on a bench in the bower, took her hand, and asked […]

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Did you know you can break a fever with your armpits? Anything up to 102°F is mild and can be treated by drinking plenty of fluids. But to quickly bring down a reading above that, put an ice pack under your arm or near your groin. Icing either spot will cool your body’s core. It’s […]

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