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Word of the Day – Nov. 25 – Pelagic

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Adjective: Pelagic  (puh-LAJ-ik) Definition: Of, relating to, or living or occurring in the open sea; oceanic. Sample sentence: Joan is studying to become a marine biologist specializing in pelagic plant life.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 25 – Gaslight

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Verb: Gaslight  (GAS-lyte) Definition: To cause  a person to doubt his or her sanity through the use of psychological manipulation. Sample sentence: If Howard was more energetic and imaginative, I would suspect him of an elaborate plot to gaslight me.

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Sunny FM Thought of the Day – Nov. 25

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Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called “All the Things That Could Go Wrong.”

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Word of the Day – Nov. 24 – Shrive

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Verb: Shrive  (SHRYVE) Definition: 1. To administer the sacrament of reconciliation to. 2. To free from guilt. Sample sentence: Every month, Jose would leave his small farm in the country to go the the big cathedral to give his confession and do his penance, so the priest could shrive him.

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Sunny FM Thought of the Day – Nov. 24

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Talk to yourself once a day. Otherwise you might miss meeting an excellent person in this world.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 21 – Meliorism

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Noun: Meliorism  (MEE-lee-uh-riz-um) Definition: The belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid its betterment. Sample sentence: The author’s meliorism is evident in such statements as, “I believe that peace is inevitable.”

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Sunny Fm Thought of the Day – Nov. 21

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Others can stop you temporarily. You are the only one who can do it permanently.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 20 – Weal

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Noun: Weal  (WEEL) Definition: A sound, healthy, or prosperous state: well-being. Sample sentence: The president spoke of devotion to the common weal and the hope of creating a better country.

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Sunny FM Thought of the Day – Nov. 20

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A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 19 – Officious

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Adjective: Officious  (uh-FISH-us) Definition: 1. Volunteering one’s services where they are neither asked nor needed: meddlesome. 2. Informal, unofficial. Sample sentence: Staff members view the new consultant as an officious individual offering unwanted feedback, but she is simply doing her job.

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