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Verb: Sashay  (sa-SHAY) Definition: 1.  Walk, glide, go 2. To strut about in a conspicuous or ostentatious manner 3. To proceed or move in a diagonal or sideways manner 4. To make a gliding dance step Sample sentence: The lithe model waited poised at the edge of the curtain for her turn to sashay down […]

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Keeping regular sleeping hours might be the easiest way for women to stay slim. A study from Brigham Young University found that young women who went to bed and woke up at the same time every day had lower body fat than women in the study who maintained irregular sleeping patterns. Sleeping between eight and […]

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Noun: Probity  (PROH-buh-tee) Definition: Adherence to the highest principles and ideals: uprightness. Sample sentence: The tale of George Washington refusing to tell a lie after cutting down his father’s cherry tree was told to us when we were in grade school to illustrate his probity.

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The evidence is undeniable that sugar-sweetened drinks raise the risk of type 2 diabetes and have a big impact on obesity. Now a new study shows that these beverages also seem to raise the risk of endometrial cancer. An investigation from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found that women who drank the […]

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Adjective: Redoubtable  (rih-DOUT-uh-bul) Definition: 1. Causing fear or alarm: formidable. 2. Illustrious, eminent, worthy of respect. Sample sentence: The theater has hired a redoubtable director to direct its upcoming spring production.

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If you snack regularly on nuts, you may be prolonging your life. The latest study on this healthy snack found that individuals who ate a one-ounce serving of nuts daily (that amounts to 16-24 almonds, 16 to 18 cashews) reduced their risk of dying from any cause over three decades compared to people who didn’t […]

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Verb: Deracinate  (\dee-RASS-uh-nayt) Definition: 1. Uproot 2. To remove or separate from a native environment or culture, especially to remove the racial or ethnic characteristics or influences from. Sample sentence: The old garden book said we should deracinate every other plant in the row to allow the surviving plants to grow.

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Probiotics are supplements containing the beneficial bacteria that normally inhabit the human digestive tract. They help to complete the digestive process – there’s even evidence that without them, the immune system can’t work properly, lessening resistance to infection. You may want to consider  probiotics if one or more of the following applies to you: 1. […]

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Verb: Crepitate  (KREP-uh-tayt) Definition; To make a crackling sound: to make a series of short, sharp noises. Sample sentence: Bob threw a birch log on the fire and caused it to crepitate loudly.

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The health benefits of beans are numerous: they are an excellent source of protein and fiber, are high in folic acid, and are a low-glycemic-index food. Buts some beans – both the varieties and the way they are cooked – are actually healthier than others. When choosing beans, consider the following: The most nutritious varieties […]

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