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Noun: Litotes  (LYE-tuh-teez) Definition: Understatement in which an affirmation is expressed by the negative of the contrary. Example sentence: Sheila, with her characteristic flair for litotes, said vacationing in the Caribbean wasn’t a total drag.

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Noun: Jimjams  (JIM-jams) Definition: Slang term for extreme nervousness or jitters. Example sentence: The thought of riding in the car while his daughter drove for the first time gave Fred the jimjams.

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Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

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Press on Friends! Mama said there’d be days like this.

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Noun: Furphy  FUR-fee Definition: A false report; rumor. Example sentence: The furphy of the actor’s death spread like wildfire through social medias, even though he was alive and well.

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Apologies don’t mean anything if you keep doing what you’re sorry for.

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Noun: Yurt  (YURT) Definition: A portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling. Example sentence: The latest trend in affordable housing, for those choosing to live off the grid in warmer climates, is the yurt.

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The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home.

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Verb: Hector  (HEK-ter) Definition: 1: To play the bully: swagger. 2: To intimidate or harass by bluster or personal pressure. Example sentence: The judge sternly ordered the attorney to stop his attempts to hector the witness.

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Was it a bad day? Or was it a bad five minutes that you milked all day??

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