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Verb: Asseverate (uh-SEV-uh-rayt) Definition: To affirm or declare positively or earnestly. Sample sentence: I will myself asseverate that what you tell me in secret will remain a secret.

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Postmenopausal women who are increasing their consumption of omega-3 fatty acids for heart health may get a big bonus: protection against hip fractures. Researchers at Ohio State University analyzed blood samples from postmenopausal women and found that those with higher levels of omega-3s (from both fish and plant sources) were less likely to have broken […]

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Verb: Skylark (SKY-lahrk) Definition: 1. To run up and down the rigging of a ship in sport. 2. To frolic. Sample sentence: The boys would rather take time to skylark after school than to do their homework.

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If you or your kids snack on grapes or raisins and sip 100 percent grape juice, your diet is likely to be healthier than most. A new analysis of the diets of more than 21,800 children and adults suggests that grape eaters have a pretty healthy all-around diet – in general they eat more vegetables, […]

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Better sleep leads to better skin, especially for women as they get older, according to results of a clinical trial at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland. The opposite is also true, too: poor sleepers in this study had more signs of skin aging. A total of 60 pre-menopausal women ages 30 to 49 […]

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Adverb or adjective: In Silico (in-SIL-ih-koh) Definition: In or on a computer: done or produced by using computer software or simulation. Sample sentence: Researchers claim they are creating life forms on computers, in silico creatures as truly alive as the bacteria studied in vitro.

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Adjective: Antic (AN-tik) Definition: 1. Characterized by clownish extravagance or absurdity. 2. Frolicsome. Sample sentence: As the movie progresses the characters become involved in a series of antic misadventures, each one funnier and more absurd than the last.

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A newly published review reveals that even though more women die of heart disease than men, not enough women understand and appreciate their risks. The analysis also confirms that doctors still aren’t treating women with known heart problems as aggressively as they do men. The reviewers, from Ohio State University, note that coronary artery disease […]

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Noun: Parol (PAIR-ul) Definition: Word of mouth: oral communication. Sample sentence: Mrs. Bridesworth had an agreement by parol with her tenant for the monthly rent, but no written lease.

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It may sound far-fetched, but Swiss researchers have published a study demonstrating that the quality of sleep can change with lunar cycles. Investigators at the University of Basel analyzed the sleep of more than 30 volunteers in two age groups in the sleep lab. While study participants were asleep, the research team monitored brain patterns, […]

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