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Noun: Homage  (AH-mij) Definition: 1. Something done or given as an acknowledgement of a vassal’s duty to his lord. 2. Respect or tribute. Sample sentence: One scene in the movie was clearly the director’s homage to his mentor and idol.

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The only people who never make mistakes are the people who never do anything.

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Adjective: Esculent  (ESS-kyuh-lunt) Definition: Edible. Sample sentence: Morels are esculent mushrooms and are delicious, but be warned that there are also false morels, which are poisonous.

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The grand essentials of life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.

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Noun: Impunity  (im-PYOO-nuh-tee) Definition: Exemption or freedom from punishment, harm or loss. Sample sentence: Penalties for breaking the law can be made harsher, but without extra funding for its enforcement, people will continue to violate it with impunity.

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Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.

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Noun: Turophile  (TOOR-uh-fyle) Definition: A connoisseur of cheese: a cheese fancier. Sample sentence: Bill is the turophile to ask what cheese to pair with any cracker selection.

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The aim of education should be to teach us how to think, rather than what to think.

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Adjective: Redux  (ree-DUKS) Definition: Brought back. Sample sentence: Now running in his own campaign, the son of the former mayor was advised to develop his own identity and not simply portray himself as his father redux.

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Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

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