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Noun: Ambrosia  (am-BROH-zhee-uh) Definition: 1.  A food, or the ointment or perfume of the Roman  and Greek Gods. 2. Something extremely pleasing to the  taste or smell. 3. A dessert made of oranges and shredded coconut. Sample sentence: The company drew criticism for advertising the children’s medicine as if it were ambrosia.

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Be thankful for all those people who said “no” to you. It is because of them that you learned to do things for yourself. Don’t be afraid to say “no” to your children. They too will learn to do things for themselves.

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Verb: Faze  (FAYZ) Definition: To disturb the composure of: disconcert, daunt. Sample sentence: Life’s troubles could not faze my grandfather, a man of great faith.

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Children are happy because their minds are not filled with the “what if something goes wrong” kind of thoughts. They see the beauty that is before them, and not what is beyond them. Become like a child again, at least a few minutes a day. Don’t over think a something with too many “what ifs” […]

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All the water in the sea cannot sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, all the negativity in the world cannot put you down unless you allow it to get inside of you.

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Verb: Snivel  (NIV-ul) Definition: 1. To run at the nose. 2. To snuff mucus up the nose audibly: snuffle. 3. To cry or whine with snuffing. 4. To speak or act in a whining, sniffling, tearful, or weakly emotional manner. Sample sentence: Mom told Jenny if she continued to snivel, she would be sent to […]

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Noun: Onomasticon  (oh-nuh-MAS-ti-kon) Definition: 1. A list or collection of proper names. 2. A list or collection of specialized terms, as those used in a particular field or subject area. Sample sentence: A quick look at any onomasticon shows how many more Greek names begin with alpha than with any other letter.

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People wait all week for Friday. They wait all year for summer. They wait an entire lifetime for happiness. To be happy now, imagine every day as a Friday on a beautiful summer day. If you die tomorrow, you will die not having missed Friday, summer or happiness.

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Noun: Kickshaw   (KIK-shaw) Definition: 1. A fancy dish: delicacy. 2. A showy trifle: trinket. Sample sentence: My recent rummage sale finds include a very interesting kickshaw from the 1920′s, as well as several fancy hats.

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Don’t mix bad words with your bad mood. You will have many opportunities to change a mood, but you’ll never get the opportunity to replace the words you spoke.

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