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Noun:  Lexicographer   (lek-suh-KAH-gruh-fer) Definition:  An author or editor of a dictionary The great lexicographer Noah Webster, who wrote the first authoritative dictionary of American English, was born on October 16, 1758.

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The pomegranate fruit has become an increasingly popular fruit. Although this fruit has been consumed as far back as the days of the ancient Greeks the popularity of the pomegranate has just really became evident. This fruit has been featured pretty regularly for its numerous health benefits being spotlighted quite frequently in such products as […]

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Noun:  Clew  (KLOO) Definition: 1.  A ball of thread, yarn or cord 2.  Clue 3.  A lower corner or metal hoop at the lower corner of a sail Sample sentence:  The kitten had a great time with a clew stolen out of my knitting basket.

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Eyesight degeneration is something that naturally happens to everyone during the process of aging. Prescription or over-the-counter treatments can help slow or remedy this process and laser eye surgery has been increasing in popularity recently but there are less expensive ways to prevent or even reverse sight loss. Refocusing your eyes at regular intervals, wearing […]

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Noun:  Mumblety-peg  (MUM-bul-tee-peg) Definition:  A game in which players try to flip a knife from various positions so that the blade will stick in the ground. Sample sentence:  When the boys felt they had outgrown marbles, they switched to mumblety-peg, which they played in the dirt parking lot behind the local ball field.

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Basil is an herb that is a part of the mint family. It is considered to be the King of Herbs”, and this rightfully so as basil translates to king in Greek. It closely resembles peppermint in appearance. It is characterized by silky, green pointed leaves which are accented with white flowers. It is characterized […]

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Adverb: Mutatis Mutandis (myoo-TAH-tis-myoo-TAHN-dis) Definition: 1. With the necessary changes having been made 2. With the respective differences having been considered Sample sentence: The points that the author of the study makes about the town’s roads and bridges also apply, mutatis mutandis, to its schools and municipal buildings.

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Instead of expecting everything in your life to go smoothly — some things will, and some definitely won’t — or worrying about what will happen to you if things go wrong, plan for potential problems. Some problems blindside us, but others are more predictable. If you think you may have to get up in the […]

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Adjective: Uncouth (un-KOOTH) Definition: 1. Strange or clumsy in shape or appearance; outlandish 2. Lacking in polish and grace; rugged 3. Awkward and uncultivated in appearance, manner or behavior; rude Sample sentence: Sue realized it would be uncouth to show up at the party without a gift, so she picked up a bottle of wine […]

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Keep young children safe from poisoning by being prepared. Put the poison control number, 1-800-222-1222, on or near every home telephone and save it on your cell phone. The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Store all medicines and household products up and away and out of sight in a […]

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