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Noun: Prestidigitation (press-tuh-dij-uh-TAY-shun) Definition: Sleight of hand. Sample sentence: Her career as a magician began with feats of prestidigitation and illusion performed for her high school’s annual talent shows. Like and Share with your friends

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Strange as it may seem, peppers (and to a lesser degree tomatoes) contain edible nicotine (far less than you would get from a cigarette) that may help protect against Parkinson’s disease. Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle evaluated the diets of 490 Parkinson’s patients and 644 adults who had no neurological disorders. All […]

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Noun: Teetotaler (TEE-TOH-tuh-ler) Definition: One who practices or advocates teetotalism: one who abstains completely from alcoholic drinks. Sample sentence: The couple plans to use sparkling cider, rather than champagne, for the wedding toast because the bride’s mother is a teetotaler. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Scintilla (sin-TIL-uh) Definition: A very small amount: spark, trace. Sample sentence: This morning I awoke to a scintilla of snow. Like and Share with your friends

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New research from Italy shows that talking on cell phones can cause a significant rise in blood pressure. A team of Italian researchers has reported that during cell phone calls, blood pressure bumped up from 121/77 to 129/82. However, the research team noted the increase was less drastic among people who took or made 30 […]

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Did you ever wonder why you tend to overeat after a restless night? It’s almost as if lack of sleep throws a switch in your brain, letting loose cravings for donuts, pizza and burgers. That’s pretty much what actually happens, according to results of a study from the University of California, Berkeley. Researchers there recruited […]

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Verb: Adjudicate (uh-JOO-dih-kayt) Definition: 1. To settle judicially. 2. To act as judge. Sample sentence: After a complaint has been filed, the panel has 30 days to adjudicate on the dispute. Like and Share with your friends

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Verb: Asseverate (uh-SEV-uh-rayt) Definition: To affirm or declare positively or earnestly. Sample sentence: I will myself asseverate that what you tell me in secret will remain a secret. Like and Share with your friends

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Postmenopausal women who are increasing their consumption of omega-3 fatty acids for heart health may get a big bonus: protection against hip fractures. Researchers at Ohio State University analyzed blood samples from postmenopausal women and found that those with higher levels of omega-3s (from both fish and plant sources) were less likely to have broken […]

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Verb: Skylark (SKY-lahrk) Definition: 1. To run up and down the rigging of a ship in sport. 2. To frolic. Sample sentence: The boys would rather take time to skylark after school than to do their homework. Like and Share with your friends

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