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Noun: Longueur  (lawn-GUR) Definition: A dull and tedious passage or section in a book or a musical composition. Sample sentence: The musical had one longueur in the second act, but the glorious singing and  energetic choreography that followed quickly roped us back in.

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Ideas are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But, like the seafaring man out in the ocean, you will choose them as your guides and in following them, you will reach your destination.

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Verb: Emigrate  (EM-uh-grayt) Definition: To leave one’s place of residence or country to live elsewhere. Sample sentence: After graduating from the small town college, many students will emigrate to bigger cities in hopes of finding better job opportunities.

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If you are making mistakes, ask yourself if it is because you are trying new things. If you are trying new things, then you are learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself and changing the world. Some mistakes are inevitable.

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Sweet words are not always true. True words are not always sweet. But no matter what words can say, actions will always tell the truth.

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Noun: Virtuoso  (ver-choo-OH-so) Definition: 1. An experimenter or investigator especially in the arts and sciences. 2. One skilled in or having a taste for the fine arts. 3. One who excels in the technique of an art: especially a highly skilled musical performer. Sample sentence: After years of lessons and practice, Megan is now a  […]

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Adjective: Peremptory  (puh-REMP-tuh-ree) Definition: 1. Barring a right of action, debate or delay. 2. Expressive of urgency or demand. 3. Marked by arrogant self-assurance; haughty. Sample sentence: The manager’s peremptory rejections of any suggestions for improving office efficiency did little to inspire our confidence in his ability to help turn the company around.

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Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

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Noun: Ombudsman  (AHM-boodz-mun) Definition: 1. A government official who investigates complaints made by individuals against public officials. 2. One that investigates, reports on, and helps settle complaints. Sample sentence: The newspaper’s ombudsman responded to many angry letters the article had generated.

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It doesn’t matter if the glass is half empty or half full. Be thankful that you have a glass and there is something in it.

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