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Adjective: Flagrant (FLAY-grunt) Definition: Conspicuously offensive; especially so obviously inconsistent with what is right or proper as to appear to be a flouting of law or morality Sample sentence: The United Nations is investigating what seem to be flagrant violations of human rights by the junta.

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If you get frequent headaches, including migraines, air pollution may to be blame, at least for some of them. Researchers in Chile recently reported on the results of a study in Santiago Province, an area surrounded by the Coastal and Andes mountains and therefore topographically susceptible to pollution. The investigators found that hospital admissions for […]

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Adjective: Intrepid (in-TREP-id) Definition: Characterized by resolute fearlessness, fortitude, and endurance. Sample sentence: She was an intrepid child, always coming home with scrapes and bruises, but also with great stories of “adventures.”

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Exercise can bring on severe headaches in some individuals who suffer from migraines, but a new study from Sweden suggests that for many, exercise may work as well as prescription drugs to prevent the painful headaches. For their study, the researchers, from the University of Gothenberg in Sweden recruited 91 migraine patients and divided them […]

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Noun: Perquisite (PER-kwuh-zut) Definition: 1. A privilege or profit made in addition to regular pay 2. A gratuity or tip 3. Something held or claimed as an exclusive right or possession. Sample sentence: One perquisite of the job is use of a company car.

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One of my biggest passions, which works right into the whole radio thing, is recording.  And one of the subscriptions that I recommend anyone is to Tape Op. I got it shown to me last here when I was working a game here at the station.  A lot of the people in interviews I usually […]

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If you often feel dizzy or faint after standing up, consider having your blood pressure checked. Low blood pressure (hypotension) is often due to dehydration, but can also be the result of sodium loss, abnormal heart rhythms, neurological disorders or overly aggressive drug treatment for high blood pressure. Low blood pressure can result in dizziness, […]

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MOVIE: Scrooge (1951) ANSWER: “Come Back with Him in less than Five Minutes and I’ll give you Half a Crown” WINNER: Debbie An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve. Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge learns the error of his ways through the intervention of the […]

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Noun: Raillery (RAIL-uh-ree) Definition: 1. Good-natured ridicule: banter 2. Jest Sample sentence: New workers at the plant can expect to endure some raillery and joshing from the old-timers.

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If attending religious services is part of your regular routine, you may be getting more out of your ritual than you think. A new study from Yeshiva University in New York has found that women who attend religious services – regardless of ethnicity, affiliation of faith, and financial means – are less depressed and have […]

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