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Noun: Accolade  (AAH-koh-layd) Definition: 1. An expression of praise or admiration. 2. An award or privilege granted; an acknowledgment of merit. Sample sentence: The scientist was given many accolades for his research.

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The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.

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Adjective: Gratuitous  (gruh-TOO-uh-tuss) Definition: 1. Done or provided without recompense: free 2. Not called for by circumstances: unwarranted. Sample sentence: John seems incapable of talking about anything he owns without a gratuitous reference to the amount of money he spent on it

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Well done is better than well said.

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Adjective: Incontrovertible  (in-kahn-truh-VER-tuh-bul) Definition: Not open to question, indisputable. Sample sentence: The manager presented the clerk’s time card as incontrovertible evidence that the employee had been late all five days of the previous week.

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Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.

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Adjective: Pyrophoric  (pahy-ruh-FAWR-ik) Definition: Chemistry: capable of igniting spontaneously in air. Sample sentence: Plutonium is highly reactive and pyrophoric.

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Life is all about timing. Some of the moments that take our breath away are unexpected. Let life take you by surprise every now and then. It may be a moment you never imagined.

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Noun: Fiddlestick  (FID-l-stik) Definition: Anything; a bit. Sample sentence: I don’t care a fiddlestick for what they say.

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A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks that others have thrown at her.

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