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Verb: Bogart  (BOH-gahrt) Definition: 1: Bully, intimidate. 2: To use or consume without sharing. Example sentence: The oldest sister decided to bogart the ice cream, ignoring her younger siblings’ pleas for her to share.

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We are not given a good life or a bad life. We are given a life. It’s up to us to make it good or bad.

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Noun: Dross  (DRAHSS) Definition: 1: The scum that forms on the surface of molten metal. 2: Waste or foreign matter: impurity. 3: Something that is base, trivial, or inferior. Example sentence: It takes some patience to wade through the dross of verbiage for the nuggets of wit and wisdom in the author’s latest book, but they’re there.

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Ships don’t sink because of the water around them. Ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.

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Noun: Shibboleth  (SHIB-uh-luth) Definition: 1: Catchword, slogan. 2: A widely held belief or truism. 3: A custom or usage regarded as distinctive of a particular group. Example sentence: The new public relations director recommended a change to a new shibboleth to freshen the company’s image.

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Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.

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Noun: Alacrity  (uh-LAK-ruh-tee) Definition: Promptness in response: cheerful readiness. Example sentence: Jane is passionate about her job and performs her duties with enthusiasm and alacrity.

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When the grass looks greener on the other side, it is time to water the grass you are standing on.

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What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t happened yet.  

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Adjective: Reticulate  (rih-TIK-yuh-lut) Definition: 1: Resembling a net or network. 2: Being or involving evolutionary change dependent on genetic recombination involving diverse interbreeding populations. Example sentence: The lizard had a reticulate pattern of markings on its back.

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