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Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

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Noun: Towser  (TAHW-zer) Definition: Big dog. Example sentence: My brother loves all dogs, but would prefer a towser like a St. Bernard over a Chihuahua.

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Noun: Encephalon  (en-SEF-uh-lon) Definition: The brain. Example sentence: The head is formed only in small part by the cranium which  closely embraces the encephalon.

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Be strong enough to stand alone; be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.

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Verb: Attenuate  ( uh-TEN-yuh-wayt) Definition: 1: To make thin or slender. 2: To make thin in consistency. 3: To lessen the amount, force, magnitude, or value of: weaken. 4: To reduce the severity, virulence,  or vitality of. Example sentence: It is well established that daily exercise can attenuate the health risks associated with being overweight.

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A person is great not because they haven’t failed; a person is great because failure hasn’t stopped them.

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Verb: Transmogrify  (trans- MOH-gruh-fahy) Definition: To change in appearance or form, especially strangely and grotesquely: transform. Example sentence: My grandson’s favorite part of the movie was when the main character would transmogrify to a really scary entity before battle and then turn to a mild-mannered person afterwards.

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When a child is learning to walk and falls down 50 times, they never think to themselves, “Maybe this isn’t for me.”

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People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potential, even if you are not.

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Adjective: Licit  (LISS-it) Definition: Conforming to the requirements of the law: not forbidden by law: permissible. Example sentence: The program subsidizes farmers growing licit crops, such as rubber, cassava, and cocoa.

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