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Noun: Dunnage  (DUN-ij) Definition: 1: Loose materials used to support and protect cargo in a ship’s hold. Also, padding in a shipping container. 2: Baggage. Example sentence: The listed weight on the shipping order did not account for the container and dunnage.

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Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would have preferred to talk.

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Adjective: Sacerdotal  (sas-er-DOHT-ul) Definition: Of priests; priestly. Example sentence: Sue saved enough money to buy tall, thick sacerdotal candles from the ecclesiastical shop in London.

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Before you flare up at another’s  faults, take time to count ten of your own.

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Noun: Whigmaleerie  (wig-muh-LEER-ee) Definition: 1: A whim, notion. 2: A whimsical or fanciful ornament or contrivance: gimmick. Example sentence: The book tells the story of the Holroyds, a fun-loving family who gives reign to their every whigmaleerie.

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There are two ways to get on top of an oak tree. You can catch the first limb and climb, or find a good, healthy acorn, sit on it and wait.

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Adjective: Filial  (FIL-ee-ul) Definition: 1:  Of, relating to, or befitting a son or daughter. 2: Having or assuming the relation of a child or offspring. Example sentence: Margaret’s sense of filial responsibility is only part of her motivation for carrying on her parents’ business; she also loves the work.

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If your mind should go blank, don’t forget to turn off the sound.

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Always, always trust your first gut instincts. If you genuinely feel in your heart and soul that something is wrong, it usually is.  

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Noun: Dabster  (DAB-stuhr) Definition: 1: An expert. 2: A bungler. Example sentence: Mom was a dabster at bow ties and my brothers would line up on Sunday morning to have her make the finishing touches before church.  

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