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Adjective: Frabjous  (FRAB-juhs) Definition: Wonderful, elegant, superb. Sample sentence: Miss Withers had long looked forward to the frabjous day when she could retire from teaching.    

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Spending time with children is more important than spending money on children.

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Adjective: Louche  (LOOSH) Definition: Not reputable or decent. Sample sentence: The man was nicely dressed but had a hard-boiled, louche look about him that raised suspicion.

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Don’t regret knowing the people that came into your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad ones give you experience. The worst ones give you lessons. The best ones give you memories.

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Adjective: Astringent  (uh-STRIN-juhnt) Definition: 1. Contracting or constricting. 2. Caustic: pungent. 3. Stern: austere. Sample sentence: Unlike the apple and its other cousin the pear, quince flesh is hard and astringent and cannot be eaten raw.

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No matter how educated, talented, rich, or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all. Integrity is everything.

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Verb: Defenestrate (dee-FEN-uh-streyt) Definition: To throw a person or a thing out of a window. Sample sentence: It has been such an awful day at work that I will be tempted to defenestrate the next lunkhead who puts more work on my desk.

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Never judge the person who’s burdens you haven’t carried.

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Noun: Bafflegab  (BAF-uhl-gab) Definition: Confusing or generally unintelligble jargon. Sample sentence: The insurance policy, written in bafflegab,  is very difficult for a lay person to understand.

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We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them or build with them.

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