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Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.  

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Noun: Majuscule  (MAJ-uh-skyool) Definition: A large letter, such as a capital. Example sentence: I can always recognize my brother’s handwriting at a quick glance based on how elaborately the majuscule at the beginning of a sentence dwarfs the other letters.

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Change is a process, not an event.

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Word of the Day – July 16 – Cachinnate

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Verb: Cachinnate (KAK-uh-neyt) Definition: To laugh loudly or immoderately. Example sentence: My friend Carly will cachinnate at even the least amusing parts at the movies, which makes me want to crawl under the seats and pretend not to know her.

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Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow.

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Noun: Duffer  (DUFF-er) Definition: 1. a: A peddler especially of cheap flashy articles. 1. b: Something counterfeit or worthless. 2. An incompetent, ineffectual, or clumsy person; especially, a mediocre golfer. Example sentence: In the charity golf tournament, Bill was the biggest duffer, but it was for a good cause so nobody minded.

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When your past calls, don’t answer. It has nothing new to say.

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Noun: Flumadiddle  (fluhm-uh-DID-ul) Definition: 1. Utter nonsense. 2. Worthless frills. Example sentence: After months of political speeches, promises,  and mud-slingning, the public will tire of all the flumadiddle.

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If you want more love in your life, start spreading it.

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Adjective: Estival  (ESS-tuh-vul) Definition: Of or relating to the summer. Example sentence: The children were reveling in their weeks of summer vacation, filling their school-free estival afternoons with swimming and playing.

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