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Noun: Fetter  (FET-er) Definition: 1. A chain or shackle for the feet. 2. Something that confines: restraint. Sample sentence: John keeps his smartphone with him when he goes hiking, but Linda leaves hers at home, preferring to free herself momentarily of that little fetter  of technology.

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Today’s Answer:  History Of The World Part I Winner: Dessa Today’s winner is Dessa! She wins two movie passes from Carmike Cinemas here in Marquette! You can visit Carmike Cinemas online at Carmike.com for upcoming releases and movie times.

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Noun: Aphorism  (A-fuh-riz-um) Definition: 1. A concise statement of a principle. 2. A terse formulation of a truth or sentiment: adage. Sample sentence: When decorating, remember the familiar aphorism, “less is more.”

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We usually think of gazpacho as a refreshing summer treat, but researchers from the University of Barcelona in Spain have shown that the traditional spicy blend of tomatoes, cucumber, garlic and olive oil can help control high blood pressure year round. The study examined the effect of gazpacho consumption in 3,995 individuals as part of […]

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Adjective: Gnomic  (NOH-mik) Definition: 1. Characterized by aphorism. 2. Given to the composition of aphoristic writing. Sample sentence: Some critics have praised the young artist’s gnomic utterances, while others argue that her sayings are simply pretentious rubbish.

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Do you look both ways before crossing the street? Not likely, reports a team of researchers at the University of Washington. They observed the behavior of more than 1,000 people as they crossed 20 high-risk intersections in Seattle during the summer of 2012. Only 25 percent of walkers looked both ways before crossing. Nearly one-third […]

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Today’s Answer:  Mean Girls Winner: Emily Today’s winner is Emily! She wins two movie passes from Carmike Cinemas here in Marquette! You can visit Carmike Cinemas online at Carmike.com for upcoming releases and movie times.

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Have you ever had a bad case of indigestion after a meal? Also called dyspepsia, indigestion is a term used to describe a feeling of fullness or discomfort during or after a meal. It can be accompanied by burning or pain in the upper stomach. It might be because the chef didn’t properly prepare what was […]

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Noun: Relict  (REL-ikt) Definition: 1. A surviving species of an otherwise extinct group of organisms; also,  a remnant of a formerly widespread species that persists in an isolated area. 2. Something left unchanged. Sample sentence: This rare plant is a relict of a once abundant genus.

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Today’s Answer:  Escape From New York Winner: Kevin Today’s winner is Kevin! He wins two movie passes from Carmike Cinemas here in Marquette! You can visit Carmike Cinemas online at Carmike.com for upcoming releases and movie times.

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