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Adjective: Oleaginous  (oh-lee-AJ-uh-nus) Definition: 1. Resembling or having the properties of oil: oily or containing or producing oil. 2. Marked by an offensively ingratiating manner or quality. Sample sentence: Jim seems to mistake his own oleaginous demeanor for charm.

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If someone says bad things about us, we feel bad. If someone says good things about us, we feel good. The question is, have we given our remote control to others ?

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Verb: Bivouac  (BIV-uh-wak) Definition: 1. To make a temporary encampment under little or no shelter. 2. To take shelter often temporarily. 3. To provide temporary quarters for. Sample sentence: The climbers had to bivouac under a small rock ledge until the storm passed.

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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

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Adjective: Impregnable  (im-PREG-nuh-bul) Definition: 1. Incapable of being taken by assault: unconquerable. 2. Unassailable: impenetrable. Sample sentence: The castle was built on the corner of a great rock, so that on three sides it was quite impregnable.

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The number one reason people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go,  instead of how far they have gotten.

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People may hate you for being different and for not living by society’s standards, but deep down they wish they had the courage to do the same.

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Verb: Repugn  (rih-PYOON) Definition: To contend against: oppose. Sample sentence: About 450 students signed a petition to repugn the school board’s decision to fire a popular teacher.

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The summer season has ended in a family tradition for the past few years of going to Minneapolis for a weekend.  Usually the Tigers are in town around that time, and we can finagle a few tickets out of it.  My parents wanted to do it up a bit more this year, so the two […]

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Only those who will risk going to far can possibly find out how far one can go.

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