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Noun: Verdure  (VER-jer) Definition: 1: The greenness of growing vegetation; also, such vegetation itself. 2: A condition of health and vigor. Example sentence: Not being a fan of winter, I always welcome the verdure of spring.

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Don’t buy a $300 bag and have nothing in it. Buy the $10 bag and have $290 in it. Don’t go broke trying to look rich.

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Noun: MacGuffin  (muh-GUFF-in) Definition: An object, event, or character in a film or story that serves to set and keep the plot in motion despite usually lacking intrinsic importance. Example sentence: The missing document is the MacGuffin that brings the two main characters together, but the real story centers on their tumultuous relationship.

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Believe you can and you’re half way there.

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Noun: Tocsin  (TOCK-sin) Definition: 1: An alarm bell or the ringing of it. 2: A warning signal. Example sentence: A coalition of parents was sounding the tocsin for the school music program, stating that if voters didn’t approve the new millage, the program was sure to be axed.

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Don’t force pieces that don’t fit.

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Noun: Passel  (PASS-ul) Definition: A large amount. Example sentence: When problems at the printing plant caused a delay in delivery of the newspaper, Rebecca was assigned the job of handling the passel of complaints from angry subscribers.  

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Make a decision. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.

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A true friend sees the first tear, catches the second, and stops the third.

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Verb: Ululate  (ULL-yuh-layt) Definition: Howl, wail. Example sentence: While visiting Graceland, millions of devotees still weep and ululate over the death of Elvis.

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