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Noun: Gridiron (GRID-eye-ern) Definition: 1. A grate for broiling food 2. Something consisting of or covered with a network 3. A football field Sample sentence: The former quarterback looked out at the field, recalling his many moments of glory on the gridiron.

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Changing your diet can have a tremendously beneficial impact on regulating blood pressure. These are just a few of many foods that can help: Parsley and dandelion greens are great due to their natural diuretic properties. Grapes and berries work to help relax blood vessels. Potassium and magnesium are important to help regulate fluid in […]

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Adjective: Factitious (fak-TISH-us) Definition: 1. Produced by humans rather than by natural forces. 2. Not natural or genuine: artificial Sample sentence: Terry had the distinct feeling that her host’s British accent was factitious because it sounded slightly forced.

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Local Marquette folk-punk singer-songwriter Sycamore Smith has some upcoming shows with his band The Redettes right here in Marquette and in the reaches of the Midwest. Their first show is today in Chicago at Pancho’s with M. Sord from Kalamazoo, MI at 11PM.  A more local show is Sunday, October 23rd at The Upfront for […]

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Having an optimistic outlook on life is your best medicine. Your state of mind has an extremely powerful effect on how you feel both emotionally and physically. Try to remind yourself to be positive minded even in tough situations. We all have bad moments and days but try not to let them build, instead choose […]

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Noun: Bildungsroman (BIL-doonks-roh-mahn) Definition: A novel about the moral and psychological growth of the main character. Sample sentence: While the author’s previous novel was a bildungsroman, her most recent book focuses on trials and tribulations of a family through multiple generations.

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The first among the acne tips is to maintain a healthy diet that includes a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables. Your skin is the most vulnerable of the organs in the human body when it comes to diet. Your skin receives nutrients after the rest of the organs have had their share. It is […]

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Noun: Ruction (RUK-shun) Definition: 1. A noisy fight 2. A disturbance or uproar Sample sentence: The ruction outside the door prompted me to investigate what was going on.

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Cucumber benefits you in many ways as it contains most of the vitamins you need every day. Just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. Feeling tired in the afternoon? Put down the caffeinated soda and pick up […]

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Noun: Baksheesh (BAK-sheesh) Definition: Payment (as a tip or bribe) to expedite service. Sample sentence: “I’m sure the fact that we got seated so quickly had nothing to do that with that little baksheesh you just slipped the host,” said Erica to her dining companion.

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