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Noun: Suffrage  (SUF-rij) Definition: 1. A vote given in deciding a disputed question or electing a person for an office or trust. 2. The right of voting; also, exercising the right of voting. Sample sentence:  On August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment became law, finally granting women suffrage.

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Consider what a long way you’ve come today, then focus on the road ahead and the adventures to come!

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Noun: Dovecoat  (DUV-koht) Definition: 1. A small compartmented raised house or box for domestic pigeons. 2. A settled or harmonious group or organization. Sample sentence: My grandfather raced pigeons and had an extravagant dovecoat in his backyard.

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Many people realize their hearts’ desires late in life. Continue learning, never stop striving, and keep your curiosity sharp, and you will never be too old to appreciate life

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Verb: Jink  (JINK) Definition: To move quickly or unexpectedly with sudden turns and shifts. Sample sentence: The quarterback’s great success on the field was his ability to jink past the opposing team’s players on his way to the goal posts.

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When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.

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Noun: Ragamuffin  (RAG-uh-muf-in) Definition: A ragged often disreputable person; especially, a poorly clothed, often dirty child. Sample sentence: Tourists to Mexico City should not be surprised to find a ragamuffin at every turn begging to be allowed to do small services for an equally small donation.

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Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

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Adjective: Flyblown   (FLY-blohn) Definition: 1. a: Not pure: tainted. 1. b: Not bright and new: seedy. 1. c: Trite: hackneyed. 2. Infested with eggs or young larvae of a blowfly. Sample sentence: Jane’s apartment is a bit flyblown, but it is all she can afford.

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Don’t blame people for disappointing you. Blame yourself for expecting too much.

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