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Verb: Gallivant (GAL-uh-vant) Definition: 1. To go about usually ostentatiously or indiscreetly with members of the opposite sex 2. To travel, roam, or move about for pleasure Sample sentence: After graduating from college, Maureen decided to take time to gallivant all over Europe before heading back home to find a job.

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Although once considered just a nuisance, insect bites can lead to serious medical problems. Not only can certain insects spread diseases like West Nile Virus, the bites themselves can become infected with bacteria, like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Since bites are itchy, even without any worries about health problems, it is a good idea to […]

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Noun: Volition (voh-LISH-un) Definition: 1. An act of making a choice or decision; also, a choice or decision made 2. The power of choosing or determining; will Sample sentence: The employee left the company of his own volition.

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As temperatures rise, your body works overtime to stay cool. Any outdoor activity in high heat is physically stressful and can lead to heat exhaustion or even heat stroke. Wear light, loose fitting clothing and don’t overdo it. One fact of heat is sweat. Even walking to your car in extreme heat can cause those […]

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Verb: Exterminate (ik-STER-muh-nayt) Definition: To get rid of completely usually by killing off Sample sentence: We finally had to call a professional to exterminate the cockroaches in our apartment.

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Whether preparing food in your kitchen for the backyard grill or putting it all together at the campground, be sure to keep food surfaces clean. And with so many “cooks in the kitchen”, or at the grill, make sure to have plenty of clean utensils and platters on hand. To prevent foodborne illness, don’t use […]

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Adjective: Grotesque (groh-TESK) Definition: 1. Fanciful, bizarre 2. Absurdly incongruous 3. Departing markedly from the natural, the expected, or the typical Sample sentence: Gargoyles with twisted faces and grotesque features leered down from the medieval cathedral.

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Swimmer’s Ear is an infection of the ear and/or outer ear canal, which can cause the ear to itch or become red and inflamed. More common in children and young adults, movement or touching the ear can be extremely painful. Reduce your risk of getting Swimmer’s Ear. Dry your ears after swimming. Check with the […]

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Noun: Flivver (FLIV-er) Definition: a small, cheap, usually old automobile. Sample sentence: Kevin plans to keep his new convertible off the roads during the harsh, cold months when streets are salted and sanded, so he is looking for a flivver to use as a winter beater.

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Resist the urge to stay up later during long summer days. Instead pay attention to good sleep hygiene by keeping the same bedtime and wake-up schedule and not drinking alcohol within three hours of bedtime. It’s also a good idea to avoid naps during the day unless you take them every day at the same […]

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