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Word of the Day – Jan. 29 – Retronym

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Noun: Retronym  (REH-troh-nim) Definition: A term (such as an analog watch or snail mail) that is newly created and adopted to distinguish the original or older version form, or example of something from other, more recent versions, forms or examples. Sample sentence: First came the paperback book, differentiated from a book with a cloth or […]

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Sunny FM Thought of the Day – Jan. 29

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Success in life is not a matter so much of talent or opportunity, but of concentration and perseverence.  

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Sunny FM Thought of the Day – Jan. 28

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Just as every bit of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time.    

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Word of the Day – Jan. 28 – Brobdingnagian

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Adjective: Brobdingnagian  (brob-ding-NAG-ee-un) Definition: Marked by tremendous size. Sample sentence: Our little dog was frightened by the brobdingnagian proportions of the statues in the park.

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Sunny FM Thought of the Day – Jan. 27

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The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.    

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Word of the Day – Jan. 27 – Legerdemain

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Noun: Legerdemain  (lej-er-duh-MAYN) Definition: 1. Sleight of hand. 2. A display of skill and adroitness. Sample sentence: The company’s accountant used financial legerdemain to conceal its true revenues and avoided paying $2 million in taxes as a result.

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Sunny FM Thought of the Day – Jan. 26

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The first step to knowledge is to know that we are ignorant.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 26 – Constellate

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Verb: Constellate  (KAHN-stuh-layt) Definition: 1. To unite in a cluster. 2. To set or adorn with or as if with constellations. Sample sentence: The members of the family seemed destined to constellate around the table, held by the gravity of their affection for each other.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 23 – Anabasis

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Noun: Anabasis  (uh-NAB-us-sis) Definition: 1. A going or marching up: advance, especially a military advance. 2. A difficult and dangerous military retreat. Sample sentence: Reluctantly, the general ordered a hasty anabasis in the face of overwhelming opposing forces.

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Sunny FM Thought of the Day – Jan. 23

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Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. It’s a sign that you have a big heart, and that you are not afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.

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