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Adjective: Exemplary  (ig-ZEM-pluh-ree) Definition: 1: Deserving imitation especially because of excellence: commendable. 2: Serving as a warning: monitory. 3: Serving as an example, instance, or illustration. Example sentence: Members of the community who have demonstrated exemplary public service will be honored at the ceremony.

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What you allow is what will continue.

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Verb: Dally  (DAL-ee) Definition: 1: To act playfully, to act lightly, or toy around. 2: To waste time, to linger, to dawdle. Example sentence: Every morning, George would dither and dally, avoiding his work for as long as possible.

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At the end of the day, you can either focus on what is tearing you apart or what is holding you together.

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Adjective: Zeroth  (ZEE-rohth) Definition: Being numbered zero in a series: also: of, relating to, or being a zero. Example sentence: Most buildings, at least in the U.S., lack a zeroth floor.

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To those who gave their lives that America may be free, thank you. May we never forget their sacrifice. Have a blessed Memorial Day.

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Adjective: Stolid  (STAH-lid) Definition: Having or expressing little or no sensibility; unemotional. Example sentence: The stolid detective spoke to the witness in a precise, unequivocal manner.  

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Trials teach us what we are. They dig up the soil and let us see what we are made of.

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Noun: Litotes  (LYE-tuh-teez) Definition: Understatement in which an affirmation is expressed by the negative of the contrary. Example sentence: Sheila, with her characteristic flair for litotes, said vacationing in the Caribbean wasn’t a total drag.

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Noun: Jimjams  (JIM-jams) Definition: Slang term for extreme nervousness or jitters. Example sentence: The thought of riding in the car while his daughter drove for the first time gave Fred the jimjams.

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