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Noun: Henchman (HENCH-mun) Definition: 1. A trusted follower: a right-hand man. 2. A political follower whose support is chiefly for personal advantage. 3. A member of a gang. Sample sentence: The play opens with the main character and his top henchman in a smoky barroom scene.

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Have you met your doctor’s dog? An increasing number of physicians are taking their pooches to work on a daily basis, a trend that seems to be finding favor with many patients. As a breed akin to dedicated “therapy dogs,” that visit hospitals and nursing homes to calm and cheer up patients, a family companion […]

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Noun: Exegesis (ek-suh-JEE-sis) Definition: Exposition, explanation, especially an explanation or critical interpretation of a text. Sample sentence: For his senior thesis, John wrote an exegesis on the novels of D.H. Lawrence.

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Rosacea – a chronic and persistent condition in which a person’s cheeks, nose, chin, eyelids or forehead become inflamed and red – tends to be more common in women, people between the ages of 30 and 50 and those with fair skin who blush easily. While there is no cure, rosacea can be controlled by […]

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Sunny 101.9 WKQS New Music Adds. Doobie Brothers “A Brighter Day” Doobie Brothers “A Brighter Day” is your new music add and song of the day on Sunny 101.9 WKQS. “A Brighter Day” is a new song from the Doobie Brothers and can be heard today on Sunny 101.9 WKQS. It’s always your music, your […]

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Verb: Abjure (ab-JOOR) Definition: 1. a: To renounce upon oath b: To reject solemnly 2. To abstain from: avoid. Sample sentence: I do everything to abjure allegiance to any political party, regardless of pressure from others to join their ranks.

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Any kind of physical activity seems to boost kids’ school performance, according to a recently published international analysis. Researchers reviewed 14 studies that compared kids’ physical activity with their grades or test scores. Ten of the studies included in the analysis were “observational” – researchers asked parents, teachers and the kids themselves how active they […]

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Adjective: Copious (KOH-pee-us) Definition: 1. a: Yielding something abundantly. b: Plentiful in number. 2. Full of thought, information or matter. 3. Lavish, abundant. Sample sentence: After a copious harvest, the farmers in the small town hold a lavish feast accompanied by dancing to celebrate their good growing season.

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Research from England suggests that the safest route to a golden glow is eating lots of fruits and vegetables. What’s more, the tan you get from healthy eating looks better than the one you could get from baking on a beach. That’s the word from the Perception Lab at the University of Nottingham. The investigators […]

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Noun: Duende (doo-En-day) Definition: The power to attract through personal magnetism and charm. Sample sentence: The magician was not only a talented illusionist, he also had the duende that kept the audience rapt for the entire show.

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