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Adjective: Brusque  (BRUSK) Definition: 1. Markedly short and abrupt. 2. Blunt in manner or speech often to the point of ungracious harshness. Example sentence: On her first day of work, Diana’s new boss gave her only a brusque greeting before showing her the place where she would be working.

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Don’t be afraid to go where you’ve never gone and do what you’ve never done, because both are necessary to have what you’ve never had and be who you’ve never been.

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An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So, just focus and keep aiming.

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Noun: Pseudonym  (SOO-duh-nihm) Definition: A fictitious name; especially, a pen name. Example sentence: Instead of using his real name, Edward signed his letter to the editor with the pseudonym “Jack Cramer.”

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Noun: Euphemism  (YOO-fuh-miz-um) Definition: The substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant; also, the expression so substituted. Example sentence: Aunt Helen would never say that someone had “died,” but preferred to communicate the unpleasant news with a euphemism like “passed on.”

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Whatever you decide to do with your life, make sure that it makes you happy.

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Adjective: Multifarious  (mul-tuh-FAIR-ee-us) Definition: Having or occurring in great variety: diverse. Example sentence: John listed his multifarious interests and activities on his college application.

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To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be wise, rich, or beautiful. You just have to be there when they need you.

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Life is really very simple. What we give out, we get back. Every thought we think is creating our future.

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Noun: Skulduggery (skull-DUG-uh-ree) Definition: Underhanded or unscrupulous behavior; also,  devious device or trick. Example sentence: There was a whiff of skulduggery surrounding the real-estate deal, since the building managed to pass inspection even though everyone knew it wasn’t up to code.

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