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Adjective: Chatoyant  (shuh-TOY-unt) Definition: Having a changeable luster or color with an undulating narrow band of white light. Sample sentence: One of my favorite chatoyant gemstones is the star sapphire.

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Everyone makes mistakes in their life, but it doesn’t mean they have to pay for them the rest of their life. Sometimes good people make bad choices. It doesn’t make them bad, it makes them human.

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Noun: Rationale  (rash-uh-NAL) Definition: 1. An explanation of controlling principles of opinion, belief, practice, or phenomena. 2. An underlying reason: basis. Sample sentence: The newspaper’s editorial reflected the concerns of many who questioned the rationale behind the mayor’s decision.               Nou

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If someone shows you their true colors, don’t try to repaint them.

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Adjective: Captious  (KAP-shuss) Definition: 1. Marked by an often ill-natured inclination to stress faults and raise objections. 2. Calculated to confuse, entrap, or entangle in argument. Sample sentence: Befuddled by the captious question, the suspect broke down and confessed to the crime.  

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There is nothing more attractive than someone with passion for something, who looks at things positively, and is always seeking to better themselves.

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Noun: Gourmand  (GOOR-mahnd) Definition: 1. One who is excessively fond of eating and drinking. 2. One who is heartily interested in good food and drink. Sample sentence: Uncle Gerald was a bit of a gourmand; he traveled far and wide to the finest restaurants and always remembered to bring his appetite.

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The greatest souls are awakened out of suffering. The most impressive personalities endure many scars.

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Adjective: Thrasonical  (thray-SAH-nih-kul) Definition: Bragging or boastful. Sample sentence: Thraso, a blustery old soldier in the comedy “Eunuchus,” lives on in thrasonical, a word that boasts a 450-year history as an English adjective.

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The moment you start to think you deserve better, you do.

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