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Noun: Diktat  (dik-TAHT) Definition: 1. A harsh settlement unilaterally imposed (as on a defeated nation.) 2.. A decree or order. Sample sentence: The company president issued a diktat that employees may not wear jeans to work.

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You look your best when you wear your smile. There is no beauty like the one that comes from inside you. Smile every chance you get. Not because life has been easy, perfect, or exactly as you anticipated, but because you choose to be happy and grateful for all the good  things you do have […]

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Adjective: Motley  ( MAHT-lee) Definition: 1. Variegated in color. 2. Composed of diverse often incongruous elements. Sample sentence: Lenny went to the medieval festival dressed in the bright motley garb of a court jester.

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Life doesn’t always introduce you to the people you want to meet. Sometimes life puts you in touch with the people you need to meet – to help you, to hurt you, to love you and to gradually strengthen you into the person you were meant to become. People are put in your path for […]

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Noun: Toxophilite  (tahk-SAH-fuh-lyte) Definition: A person who is fond of or expert in archery. Sample sentence:  When casting for the part of Robin Hood, in the community play, the director looked for a toxophilite to fill the role.

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Every day is an opportunity to do great and meaningful work, and to experience life in new, fulfilling ways. Every day is a day in which you can make life better for others and for yourself. The way to live life is to live each moment with goodness in your heart. Life is good because […]

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Noun: Preterit  (PRET-uh-rut) Definition: Past tense. Sample sentence: While the past tense form of “sneak” is traditionally “sneaked,” the alternate preterit “snuck” is increasingly common.

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Enthusiasm is contagious. When you work with enthusiastic people, you can’t help but be enthusiastic yourself. Enthusiasm spreads like wild fire. Those who show enthusiasm are fun to work with. Those who show little enthusiasm usually bring you down. If there is no enthusiasm in your workplace, maybe it can start with you. Those who […]

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Noun: Yokel  (YOH-kul) Definition: A naive or gullible inhabitant of a rural area or small town. Sample sentence: The yokel at the gas station looked at me funny when I walked in, but was very friendly and obliging when I asked for directions.

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Our own thoughts can play such a role in our lives. If you put in your mind that you can’t do something, then you’re already setting yourself up for failure or disappointment. If you tell yourself that you can do it, then you will have a better results. The way to start your day, with […]

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