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Noun: Mutt (MUT) Definition: 1. A stupid or insignificant person: fool. 2. A mongrel dog. Sample sentence: The best dog I ever had was no purebred, but a beautiful mutt.

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Even if you have a strong family history of heart disease, you may be able to change your personal risk with diet, a recent study suggests. An international team of researchers led by scientists at Canada’s McMaster and McGill universities have found that the expression of the gene that is the strongest marker for heart […]

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Sunny 101.9 WKQS New Music Adds. OneRepublic “Good Life” OneRepublic “Good Life” is your new music add and song of the day for this Thursday on Sunny 101.9 WKQS. “Good Life” is a new song from OneRepublic and can be heard today on Sunny 101.9 WKQS. It’s always your music, your station–Sunny 101.9 WKQS! Be […]

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Adjective: Ludic (LOO-dik) Definition: Of, relating to, or characterized by play: playful. Sample sentence: The members of the acting troupe had become well-known for their ludic behavior, evidenced by the practical jokes they played on each other off-stage.

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Attempting to lose weight may be more complex than eating less and exercising more. A new study from Oregon found that some participants who had the most trouble dropping 10 pounds on a weight loss program were so stressed or depressed that they slept less than six hours or more than eight hours a night. […]

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Noun: Adulation (aj-uh-LAY-shun) Definition: Excessive or slavish admiration or flattery. Sample sentence: The star was somewhat embarrassed by the adulation of his teenage fans.

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Here’s the bad news: a couch potato lifestyle can mean losing up to 0.4 pounds of muscle per year once you reach age 50 (this loss can begin even earlier if you’re sedentary as a younger adult). However, even if you’re well over 50, you can increase your strength by 25 to 30 percent and […]

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Verb: Prescind (prih-SIND) Definition: To withdraw one’s attention. Sample sentence: If we prescind from the main issue for a moment, there is much to be gained by studying some corollary questions.

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A study from Michigan State University showed that most pet owners who take their companion animals for regular walks meet federal criteria for moderate to vigorous exercise. No pet at home? Only 30 percent of you are likely to get that much regular exercise. The investigators looked at the exercise habits of 5,900 people, including […]

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Noun: Cacography (ka-KAH-gruh-fee) Definition: 1. Bad spelling 2. Bad handwriting Sample sentence: The letter was marred by cacography and poor punctuation, among other flaws.

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