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Adjective: Inkhorn  (INK-horn) Definition: Ostentatiously learned: pedantic. Sample sentence: Richard’s use of inkhorn terminology in his paper did not impress his professor.

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If you don’t control what goes on within your mind, your life will be a total wreck; even when in reality, it’s not. The quality of our life purely depends on the type of thoughts we entertain in our minds. Our inner thoughts create our outer world.

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Noun: Bonnyclabber  (BAH-nee-klab-er) Definition: Sour milk that has thickened or curdled. Sample sentence: When  my grandma was a little girl, she would feed the bonnyclabber to the chickens.

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Verb: Rile  (rahyl) Definition: 1. To irritate or vex. 2. To roil (water or the like). Sample sentence: You may not like him, but don’t say anything to rile  him; he’s the key to the success of our project.

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Sometimes people get so wrapped up in titles that they forget that someone held the position before they did. We need to be humble and take guidance from others not only for a better outcome, but out of respect for the person who opened the door for you to walk through.

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Verb: Truckle  (TRUK-ul) Definition: To act in a subservient manner: submit. Sample sentence: Duane eventually lost his job because he was unwilling to truckle to his managers and participate in their often illegal schemes.

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Procrastination is a killer of dreams, you keep saying I will do, I will do, but you never start. Take the step and start. You are the author of your life and only you can change your situation.

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Noun: Anagnorisis  (an-ag-NAWR-uh-sis) Definition: (in ancient Greek tragedy) the critical moment of recognition or discovery. Sample sentence:  In terms of anagnorisis , the mythic, tragic realisation that prophecies were correct is only really the case for fictional characters, yet it is a continually attractive idea for those of us who know that our lives don’t […]

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Each choice we make causes a ripple effect in our lives. When things happen to us, it is the reaction we choose that can create the difference between the sorrow of our past and the joy in our future

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Adjective: Fissiparous  (fih-SIP-uh-rus) Definition: 1. Tending to break up into parts. 2. Creating disunity or dissention: divisive. Sample sentence: The election for class president had a fissiparous effect on the school as students took sides for their favorite candidate.  

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