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Adjective: Peremptory  (puh-REMP-tuh-ree) Definition: 1. Barring a right of action, debate or delay. 2. Expressive of urgency or demand. 3. Marked by arrogant self-assurance; haughty. Sample sentence: The manager’s peremptory rejections of any suggestions for improving office efficiency did little to inspire our confidence in his ability to help turn the company around.

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Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

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Noun: Ombudsman  (AHM-boodz-mun) Definition: 1. A government official who investigates complaints made by individuals against public officials. 2. One that investigates, reports on, and helps settle complaints. Sample sentence: The newspaper’s ombudsman responded to many angry letters the article had generated.

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It doesn’t matter if the glass is half empty or half full. Be thankful that you have a glass and there is something in it.

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Be happy. Be yourself. If others don’t like it, then let them be. Happiness is a choice. Life isn’t about pleasing everybody.  

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Adjective: Fallible  (FAL-uh-bul) Definition: 1. Liable to be erroneous. 2. Capable of making a mistake. Sample sentence: Even with the highest level of education, years of experience, and  with the latest in technological  advances at their disposal, doctors are just as fallible as the rest of us.

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Noun: Solecism  (SAH-luh-sih-zum) Definition: 1. An ungrammatical combination of words in a sentence. Also, a minor blunder in speech. 2. Something deviating from the proper, normal, or accepted order. 3. A breach of etiquette or decorum. Sample sentence: As a copyeditor, Jane has the eyes of a hawk and rarely letting a writer’s solecism slip […]

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You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are full of yesterday’s junk.

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Verb: Evanesce  (ev-uh-NESS) Definition: To disappear gradually; vanish; fade away. Sample sentence: As the visions of 2014 evanesce, may we see before us the bright future of the new year.

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Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

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