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Noun: Broadside (BRAWD-syde) Definition: 1. A sheet of paper printed usually on one side (as an advertisement) 2. All the guns on one side of a ship; also, their simultaneous discharge 3. A volley of abuse or denunciation : a strongly worded attack Sample sentence: The intern was surprised when her supervisor answered her simple […]

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We all know that laughing makes us feel good, but research has never shown exactly how this happens or how laughter fights pain, which it definitely can. An interesting investigation from England has demonstrated that the physical act of laughing – the actual muscle contractions involved – lead to the release of “feel good” endorphins, […]

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Adjective: Aesopian (ee-SOH-pee-un) Definition: 1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Aesop or his fables. 2. Conveying an innocent meaning to an outsider but a hidden meaning to a member of a conspiracy or underground movement. Sample sentence: What sounded like a friendly greeting from Jerome was in fact Aesopian code warning his partner, who […]

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So many of us are unsatisfied with the body we were born with, leading to a poor self image, lack of confidence and a whole lot of unnecessary unhappiness. Teens are particularly vulnerable to this syndrome. Let me tell you, I have yet to meet an ugly human being, with the exception of people who […]

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Noun: Hendiadys (hen-DYE-uh-dis) Definition: The expression of an idea by the use of usually two independent words connected by the word and: nice and warm Sample sentence: The hendiadys “good and loud” appears in many reviews of the concert.

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Once thought of as vices, some simple indulgences can actually be good for you. Experts have known for years that dark chocolate can help lower blood pressure and deliver heart-healthy antioxidants. Newer research shows the sweet stuff may even help fight “bad” cholesterol and boost your brainpower. Feel free to enjoy an ounce a day. […]

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Lakeview Arena started their open skating this week which runs from now until March.  You can see their schedule on their site that gives the times for open hockey and open skating. I got to experience the open hockey today.  I strapped on the gear for the first time in over five years!   Hitting […]

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Noun: Sop (SAHP) Definition: A conciliatory or propitiatory bribe, gift, or gesture. Sample sentence: The contractor offered higher priced bathroom fixtures at no extra cost as a sop to the homeowner, who was threatening to cancel the contract.

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In June of this year, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrated that watching two or more hours of television daily raises the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and now a report from Australia has calculated how many years a daily TV viewing habit can shave off life expectancy. […]

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Adjective: Languid (LANG-gwid) Definition: 1. Drooping or flagging from or as if from exhaustion: weak 2. Sluggish in character or disposition: listless 3. Lacking force or quickness of movement: slow Sample sentence: The trial proceeded at a languid pace as each attorney called up a whole roster of witnesses to testify.

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