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Noun: Stoic  (STOH-ik) Definition: One apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain. Sample sentence:  Deidra is truly a stoic, having finished the marathon despite a painful pulled tendon in her knee.  

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It’s not where you get your education, but what you do with it that matters. You may have all the degrees on the wall, but if you don’t do anything with them, they are hardly worth the mention.

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Noun: Crowdfunding  (KROWD-fun-ding) Definition: The practice of soliciting financial contributions from a large number of people especially from the online community. Sample sentence: In the age of digital storefronts like Etsy and crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, inventors and designers can go  from an idea to high demand for their product in very little time.

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Intense belief in a cause or goal is one of the most powerful forces on earth. No matter what the odds may be, belief dictates that there is a way.

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Noun: Ambrosia  (am-BROH-zhee-uh) Definition: 1.  A food, or the ointment or perfume of the Roman  and Greek Gods. 2. Something extremely pleasing to the  taste or smell. 3. A dessert made of oranges and shredded coconut. Sample sentence: The company drew criticism for advertising the children’s medicine as if it were ambrosia.

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Be thankful for all those people who said “no” to you. It is because of them that you learned to do things for yourself. Don’t be afraid to say “no” to your children. They too will learn to do things for themselves.

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Verb: Faze  (FAYZ) Definition: To disturb the composure of: disconcert, daunt. Sample sentence: Life’s troubles could not faze my grandfather, a man of great faith.

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Children are happy because their minds are not filled with the “what if something goes wrong” kind of thoughts. They see the beauty that is before them, and not what is beyond them. Become like a child again, at least a few minutes a day. Don’t over think a something with too many “what ifs” […]

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All the water in the sea cannot sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, all the negativity in the world cannot put you down unless you allow it to get inside of you.

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Verb: Snivel  (NIV-ul) Definition: 1. To run at the nose. 2. To snuff mucus up the nose audibly: snuffle. 3. To cry or whine with snuffing. 4. To speak or act in a whining, sniffling, tearful, or weakly emotional manner. Sample sentence: Mom told Jenny if she continued to snivel, she would be sent to […]

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