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Adjective: Colloquial (kuh-LOH-kwee-ul) Definition: 1. Of or relating to conversation : conversational 2 a. Used in or characteristic of familiar and informal conversation; also : unacceptably informal 2 b. Using conversational style Sample sentence: Molly can switch from formal academic language to a charmingly colloquial style, depending on the audience and subject of her writing.

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Make sure the first day of school for your child (or yourself) is a healthy day. Start by preparing in advance. It is good to have all supplies needed already packed into the backpack. Don’t wait for the first day of school. Some schools provide a list of supplies ahead of time’ Don’t forget a […]

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Noun: Whirligig (WER-lih-gig) Definition: 1. A child’s toy having a whirling motion 2. a. One that continuously whirls or changes b. A whirling or circling course (as of events) Sample sentence: Sam was spinning in a financial whirligig; the more he earned the more he spent as he plunged deeper and deeper into debt.

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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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