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Noun: Palaver  (puh-LAV-er) Definition: 1. A long discussion or meeting usually between persons of different cultures or levels of sophistication. 2. Idle talk or misleading or beguiling speech. Sample sentence: I don’t know how people can listen to all that palaver on the midday talk shows on television.

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One thing we know for sure, is that we only have a limited number of days here on earth. So each day we can either find something to complain about or something to be grateful for. It’s really up to us.

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Adjective: Teleological  (tel-ee-uh-LAH-jih-kul) Definition: Exhibiting or relating to design or purpose especially in nature. Sample sentence: At dinner, Sandra and Miguel debated whether or not the complex structure of the human eye implied a teleological origin.

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Two things help success in life: the way you manage when you have nothing and the way you behave when you have everything.

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Noun: Aphelion   (a-FEEL-yun) Definition: The point in the path of a celestial body (such as a planet) that is farthest from the sun. Sample sentence: The comet is predicted to reach aphelion a mere 22 years from now.

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No matter who you are, no matter what you’ve done, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change. Become a better version of yourself.

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Adjective: Esurient  (ih-SUR-ee-unt) Definition: Hungry, greedy. Sample sentence: No one was surprised when the  esurient media mogul expanded his business into the social media marketplace.

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Here’s the truth: Your situation is never permanent. It’s what you make it. Life isn’t solid, it’s fluid. It changes.

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Getting knocked down doesn’t determine who you are, but getting back up does.

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Adjective: Aleatory  (AY-lee-uh-tor-ee) Definition: Characterized by chance of random elements. Sample sentence: A sudden rainstorm was the aleatory beginning of Tom and Renee’s romance, as it led to their introduction beneath a shop’s awning as they sought shelter from the downpour.

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