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Adverb or adjective: Catercorner (KAT-ee-kor-ner) Definition: In a diagonal or oblique position: kitty-corner. Sample sentence: The cafe was catercorner to the salon, so after I got my hair cut I walked across the intersection to get some lunch.

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Postnasal drip occurs when the thin mucus secreted into the throat by the nose and sinuses decreases and thickens, causing irritation. Often triggered by respiratory ailments such as colds, allergies, and/or sinusitis, postnasal drip can be particularly uncomfortable when you are lying down or asleep. If you experience postnasal drip, try the following: 1. Eliminate […]

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Adjective: Nugatory (NOO-guh-tor-ee) Definition: 1. Of little or no consequence: trifling, inconsequential. 2. Having no force: inoperative. Sample sentence: The decision to remove such a minor character from the show should have a nugatory impact on its success.

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Researchers have demonstrated a correlation between exposure to air pollution and the risk of developing certain respiratory disorders, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. The exact mechanisms remain unknown, but scientists believe there is a strong link between environmental exposures and the production of free radicals. These highly reactive compounds can cause […]

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Hang out with happy people and you’re likely to be happy, too. In fact, findings from a new study suggest that being around happy people boosts your spirits even more than a financial windfall. For the study, investigators from Harvard and the University of California, San Diego, tracked more than 4,700 people who participated in […]

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Noun: Quietus (kwye-EE-tus) Definition: 1. Final settlement (as of a debt) 2. Removal from activity: especially as in death. 3. Something that quiets or represses. Sample sentence: The town council voted against granting a permit to stage a concert in the park, thus putting the quietus on any repeat of last year’s unruly crowd.

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Dermatologists are warning that the henna tattoos, sold everywhere from beachside stands to carnivals to cruise ships, may contain a harmful chemical known as para-phenylenediamine, or PPD. Used to make the temporary tattoos last longer, PPD has been associated with major skin problems including rashes, blistering and even permanent scarring. Henna used for temporary tattoos […]

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Adjective: Nondescript (nahn-di-SKRIPT) Definition: 1. Belonging or appearing to belong to no particular class or kind: not easily described. 2. Lacking distinctive or interesting qualities: dull or drab. Sample sentence: The famous spy was a very quiet, nondescript man that no one could describe even a few minutes after meeting him, which was clearly an […]

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Sunny 101.9 WKQS New Music Adds. Jason Mraz “I Won’t Give Up” Jason Mraz “I Won’t Give Up” is your new music add and song of the day on Sunny 101.9 WKQS. “I Won’t Give Up” is a new song from Jason Mraz and can be heard today on Sunny 101.9 WKQS. It’s always your […]

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Verb: Upbraid (up-BRAYD) Definition: 1. To criticize severely: find fault with. 2. To reproach severely: scold vehemently. Sample sentence: The foreman made it a point to upbraid any worker who ignored safety rules.

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