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Noun: Weald  (WEELD) Definition: 1. Heavily wooded area: forest 2. A wild or uncultivated usually upland region Sample sentence: The artist had a perfect view from his cabin window of a lush weald, providing him with  great inspiration for his latest painting.

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The body mass index (BMI) is the ratio of your weight in kilos to the square of your height in meters and can be used to determine if you’re at a healthy weight, overweight or obese. But two new studies from England suggest that doctors should set aside BMI and focus on their patients’ waist […]

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Noun: Aught  (AWT) Definition: 1. All, everything 2. Anything Sample sentence: He dropped, dead, into the shallow water, but I was too late for aught but sadness.

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The hassle of air travel these days is bad enough, but that stress is independent of what appears to be a newly recognized type of headache – a severe one that comes on when the plane is landing. Airplane headaches were first reported in medical literature in 2004 and more cases have been noted since […]

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Adjective: Tonsorial  ( tahn-SOR-ee-ul) Definition:  Of or relating to a barber or the work of a barber. Sample sentence: When Tom returned to work after the weekend, it was obvious he had experienced a tonsorial encounter because we could actually see his ears for the first time.

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Noun: Oriflamme  (OR-uh-flam) Definition: A banner, symbol, or ideal inspiring devotion or courage. Sample sentence: For many Americans, the photograph of the Iwo Jima flag raising served as an oriflamme and a reminder of the sacrifices and courage of the American servicemen.

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Wondering which supplements to take? The fact is, there is no one right solution. A core regimen consisting of a daily multivitamin, a high quality fish oil supplement and a total of 2,000 IU of vitamin D makes sense for nearly everyone. But beyond that, there are few hard-and-fast rules. As long as you stick […]

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Sweating is a necessary part of how the body works: it is a normal reaction to your body needing to cool down after it works hard. However, excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, in the underarms, groin, head, face, hands or feet is not normal. While it is harmless, it can be disruptive to daily life. (A […]

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Verb:  Affront  (uh-FRUNT) Definition: 1. To insult especially to the face by behavior or language. 2. To cause offense to. 3. To face in defiance: confront. 4. To appear directly before. Sample  sentence: No matter what the event, we hated to invite Bob because he would always affront us with his rude behavior and seeming […]

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Noun: Wiseacre  (WYZE-ay-ker) Definition: One who pretends to knowledge or cleverness; especially  a smart aleck. Sample sentence: A wiseacre in the audience began heckling the young comedian after his first couple of jokes fell flat.

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