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Adjective: Advertent  (ad-VER-tunt) Definition: Giving attention: heedful. Sample sentence: The governor is still threatening to veto the bill, even though he is advertent to the strong public support for it.

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Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

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Noun: Marshal  (MAR-shul) Definition: 1. A person who arranges and directs the ceremonial aspects of a gathering. 2. An officer of the highest rank in some military forces. 3. A federal official having duties similar to a sheriff’s. 4. The administrative head of a police or fire department. Sample sentence: It was a good thing […]

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To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance.

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Adjective: Fissile  (FISS-ul) Definition: 1. Capable of being split or divided in the direction of the grain or along  natural planes of cleavage. 2. Capable of undergoing fission. Sample sentence: Uraniun-235, which is frequently used in making bombs and missiles, is one of the most abundant fissile materials.

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Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.

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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. May your heart be filled with beautiful things.

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Noun: Bouleversement  (bool-vair-suh-MAHNG) Definition: 1. Reversal 2. A violent disturbance: disorder. Sample sentence: The darkening sky prompted a bouleversement of the captain’s order to prepare to set sail.

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Noun: Zaibatsu  (zye-BAHT-soo) Definition: A powerful financial and industrial conglomerate in Japan. Sample sentence: As owners of a zaibatsu with interests in the insurance and banking industries, the family’s decisions had an undeniable impact on the Japanese economy.

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One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room of Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.

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