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Noun: Gyre (JYRE) Definition: A circular or spiral motion or form; especially, a giant circular oceanic surface current. Sample sentence: Sophia will be focusing her graduate studies on the the gyre of the ocean and the effects it has on North America’s climate.

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Keep a winter emergency kit in your car in case you become stranded. Make sure you have blankets, food, water, booster cables, flares, a tire pump, sand or cat litter for traction, a flashlight, a battery-powered radio, extra batteries, a first aid kit, and plastic bags for sanitation. In case you become stranded in your […]

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MOVIE: Jingle All The Way ANSWER: “Put The Cookie Down….NOW!!” WINNER: JILL Meet Howard Langston, a salesman, constantly busy at his job, and constantly disappointing his son. After missing his son’s karate exposition, he tries to make it up to him; All the boy wants for Christmas is an action figure of  Turbo Man. Unfortunately, […]

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Adjective: Lachrymose (LAK-ruh-mohss) Definition: 1. Given to tears or weeping: tearful 2. Tending to cause tears: mournful Sample sentence: During the holidays, those who have recently lost loved ones are more apt to be lachrymose.

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Many people spend time outdoors in the winter working, traveling, or enjoying winter sports. Outdoor activities can expose you to several safety hazards, but you can take several steps to prepare for them. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing: layers of light, warm clothing; mittens; hats; scarves; and waterproof boots. Sprinkle cat litter or sand on icy […]

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MOVIE: Planes, Trains and Automobiles ANSWER: “Those Aren’t Pillows” WINNER: LORI All that Neal Page wants to do is to get home for Thanksgiving. His flight has been cancelled due to bad weather, so he decides on other means of transport. As well as bad luck, Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith, […]

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Adjective: Splenetic (splih-NET-ik) Definition: Marked by bad temper, malevolence, or spite. Sample sentence: I know David was in a bad mood all day, but the splenetic tone of his reply to Brenda’s question was not necessary.

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Here’s hoping if you’re out on a trip for Thanksgiving visiting family and friends that you make it there safely.  If you happen to go over the big bridge, here’s some information on conditions of the Mackinac Bridge. Conditions Mackinac Bridge Authority Site Have a good Thanksgiving everyone!

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New data from Canada suggests that smokers’ risk having strokes or mini-strokes nearly a decade earlier than non-smokers. After they reviewed the records and clinical courses of patients referred to a stroke clinic because they were at high risk after suffering either a stroke or a mini-stroke (called transient ischemic attack or TIA), investigators found […]

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Noun: Strudel (STROO-dul) Definition: A pastry made from a thin sheet of dough rolled up with filling and baked. Sample sentence: One of my favorite holiday treats is apple strudel.

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