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Noun: Allusion  (uh-LOO-zhun) Definition: 1. An implied or indirect reference especially in literature; also the use of such references. 2. The act of making an indirect reference to something. Sample sentence:  Speaking with characteristic bluntness after his promotion was announced, Sgt. Zimmer said he wanted to be the chief of police, but not of the Godfather […]

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If you are really motivated to lose weight through exercise, aerobic training  is likely your best bet. Researchers at Duke University looked at whether supervised aerobic exercise, resistance (strength training with weights), or a daily routine incorporating both would lead to the most weight loss. They divided a group of 234 overweight or obese adults […]

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Today’s Answer: Planet Of The Apes (1968) Winner: Joanne Today’s winner is Joanne! 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: Tchotchke  ( CHACH-kuh) Definition: Knicknack or trinket Sample sentence: Every time I return from a trip, I bring my mother-in-law some little tchotcke to add to the rest of her collection of dust-collectors.

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Many women may be receiving medically unjustified pelvic exams, according to a new investigation from the University of California, San Francisco. The study found that many of the 521 gynecologists and obstetricians surveyed mistakenly believe that pelvic exams are important in screening for ovarian cancer. The research team noted that under current preventive care guidelines […]

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Today’s Answer: A Fish Called Wanda Winner: Anastasia Today’s winner is Anastasia! 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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How do you rate your stress level? Your answer to that question may tell you something about your risk of coronary heart disease. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Centers analyzed six studies involving data on almost 120,000 participants to find out how perceived stress ranks as a predictor of heart disease. Depending on the participants’ […]

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Verb: Thimblerig  (THIM-bul-rig) Definition: 1. To cheat by trickery 2. To swindle by a trick in which a small ball or pea is quickly shifted from under one to another of three small cups to fool the spectator guessing its location. Sample sentence: The appraiser looked closely at the painting to make sure the seller […]

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Today’s Answer: The Wedding Singer Winner: Mike Today’s winner is Mike! 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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Adjective: Paltry  (PAWL-tree) Definition: 1. Trashy, inferior 2. Mean, despicable 3. Trivial 4. Meager, measly Sample sentence: Anna told us she was tired of engaging in paltry work and longed to do something meaningful with her life.

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