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Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours.

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Preposition: Qua  (KWAH) Definition: In the capacity or character of: as. Example sentence: There have been other big pop music phenomena over the years,  but the Beatles qua phenomenon was due to a confluence of forces that defined a historical moment.

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You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.

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Noun: Nadir  (NAY-deer) Definition: 1: The point of the celestial sphere that is directly opposite the zenith and vertically downward from the observer. 2: The lowest point. Example sentence: Only once the novel’s protagonist reaches her nadir does she arouse the reader’s empathy, and we root for her to climb back to respectability.

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Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

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Noun: Towser  (TAHW-zer) Definition: Big dog. Example sentence: My brother loves all dogs, but would prefer a towser like a St. Bernard over a Chihuahua.

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Noun: Encephalon  (en-SEF-uh-lon) Definition: The brain. Example sentence: The head is formed only in small part by the cranium which  closely embraces the encephalon.

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Be strong enough to stand alone; be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.

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Verb: Attenuate  ( uh-TEN-yuh-wayt) Definition: 1: To make thin or slender. 2: To make thin in consistency. 3: To lessen the amount, force, magnitude, or value of: weaken. 4: To reduce the severity, virulence,  or vitality of. Example sentence: It is well established that daily exercise can attenuate the health risks associated with being overweight.

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A person is great not because they haven’t failed; a person is great because failure hasn’t stopped them.

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