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Stand as close to the edge as you can without going over. Out on the edge you can see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.

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Adjective: Incommensurable  (in-kuh-MEN-suh-ruh-bul) Definition: Lacking a basis of comparison in respect to quality normally subject to comparison. Sample sentence: The two theories are incommensurable, making any attempt at comparison across disciplines ridiculous.

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Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All it does is steal your joy and keeps you very busy doing nothing.

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Adjective: Mellifluous  ( muh-LIFF-luh-wus) Definition: 1. Having a smooth rich flow. 2. Filled with something (such as honey) that sweetens. Sample sentence: The young diva has a powerful mellifluous voice that makes her album a sweet aural confection.

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Before you assume, learn the facts. Before you judge, understand why. Before you hurt someone, feel. Before you speak, think.

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Verb: Allege  (uh-LEJ) Definition: 1. To assert without proof or before proving. 2. To bring forward as a reason or excuse. Sample sentence: I allege my husband is eating the candy canes off the tree, one at a time, thinking I won’t notice.

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Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you have decided to look beyond the imperfections.

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Noun: Calumny  (KAL-um-nee) Definition: 1. A misrepresentation intended to harm another’s reputation. 2. The act of uttering false charges or misrepresentations maliciously calculated to harm another’s reputation. Sample sentence: The notion that the mayor knew about the problem before the newspaper broke the story is nothing but calumny.

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The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.

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Noun: Greenmail  (GREEN-mail) Definition: The practice of buying enough of a company’s stock to threaten a hostile takeover and reselling it to the company at a price above market value; also, the money paid for such stock. Sample sentence: In an astonishing act of greenmail, the investor bought up all available shares of the company […]

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