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Noun: Libertine  (LIB-er-teen) Definition: 1. A freethinker especially in religious matters. 2. A person who is unrestrained by convention or morality: specifically, one leading a dissolute life. Sample sentence: Don Juan is known as a famous libertine who seduced countless women.

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Put yourself first once in awhile. It is not your responsibility to fix other people’s messes.

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Adjective: Gossamer  (GAH-suh-mer) Definition: Extremely light, delicate, or tenuous. Sample sentence: Except for a few gossamer clouds, the sky was clear and blue.

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Karma: What goes around, comes around. Keep your circle positive. Speak good words. Think good thoughts. Do good deeds.

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Verb: Adulate  (AJ-uh-layt) Definition: To flatter or admire excessively or slavishly. Sample sentence: A portrait of the family patriarch, a man the public tended to adulate while generally feared by his family, hung about the mantle in the drawing room.

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Success is what happens after you’ve survived all your mistakes.

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Verb: Inculcate  (in-KUL-kayt) Definition: To teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions. Sample sentence: Mark and Victoria tried to inculcate in their children the values of hard work, self-reliance, and respect for other people.

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Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

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Noun: Bellwether  (BEL-WEH-ther) Definition: One that takes the lead or initiative: leader; also, an indicator of trends. Sample sentence: The company has long been viewed as a bellwether for the tech market, so analysts are watching it closely.

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If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.

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