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Adjective: Redux  (ree-DUKS) Definition: Brought back. Sample sentence: Now running in his own campaign, the son of the former mayor was advised to develop his own identity and not simply portray himself as his father redux.

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Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

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People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Noun: Obloquy  (AH-bluh-kwee) Definition: 1. A strongly condemnatory utterance: abusive language. 2. The condition of one that is discredited: bad repute. Sample sentence: The manager walked quickly back to the dugout as insults and obloquy rained down from the stands.

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Noun:Tankini  (tang-KEE-nee) Definition: A woman’s two piece swimsuit consisting of a bikini bottom and a tank top. Sample sentence: Before Laura went on her cruise, she had to decide which bathing suit was more flattering, a bikini or a tankini.  

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When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.  

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Verb: Derogate  (DAIR-uh-gayt) Definition: 1. To cause to seem inferior: disparage. 2. To take away a part so as to impair: detract. 3. To act beneath one’s position or character. Sample sentence: It is easy to derogate the prom committee for its lackluster theme now, but nobody came forward with any better ideas when it […]

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Life is about what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.

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The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

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Noun: Clerisy (KLAIR-uh-see) Definition: Intellectuals who form an artistic, social or political vanguard or elite. Sample sentence: The book’s author claims that a successful society must have both a strong commitment to democratic ideals and a well-established clerisy.

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