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Verb: Bivouac  (BIV-uh-wak) Definition: 1. To make a temporary encampment under little or no shelter. 2. To take shelter often temporarily. 3. To provide temporary quarters for. Sample sentence: The climbers had to bivouac under a small rock ledge until the storm passed.

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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

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Adjective: Impregnable  (im-PREG-nuh-bul) Definition: 1. Incapable of being taken by assault: unconquerable. 2. Unassailable: impenetrable. Sample sentence: The castle was built on the corner of a great rock, so that on three sides it was quite impregnable.

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The number one reason people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go,  instead of how far they have gotten.

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People may hate you for being different and for not living by society’s standards, but deep down they wish they had the courage to do the same.

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Verb: Repugn  (rih-PYOON) Definition: To contend against: oppose. Sample sentence: About 450 students signed a petition to repugn the school board’s decision to fire a popular teacher.

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Only those who will risk going to far can possibly find out how far one can go.

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Before the reward, there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.

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Verb: Purfle  (PER-ful) Definition: To ornament the border or edges of. Sample sentence: The guitar maker used abalone shell to purfle the instrument.

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Adjective: Operose  (AH-poh-rohss) Definition: Tedious, wearisome. Sample sentence: The operose volume offers up considerably more verbiage than useful information.

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