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Noun: Epithet (EP-uh-thet) Definition: 1. A characterizing word or phrase accompanying or occurring in place of the name of a person or thing. 2. A disparaging or abusive word or phrase. 3. The part of a taxonomic name identifying a subordinate unit within a genus. Sample sentence: The online message board’s terms of service prohibits […]

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Taking supplements to overcome a vitamin D deficiency may cut the risk of dying by more than half compared to people who remain deficient. This finding comes from a University of Kansas analysis of data on more than 10,000 patients. The researchers first found that 70 percent of patients in the population they studied were […]

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Adverb: Headlong (HED-LAWNG) Definition: 1. With the head foremost. 2. Without deliberation: recklessly. 3. Without pause or delay. Sample sentence: Sue’s impulsive when it comes to romance and often rushes headlong into relationships, with little thought given to their long-term viability.

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Even those products labeled “green” emit hazardous compounds not listed on the labels, report researchers from the University of Washington. They detected 133 chemicals in 25 popular products they analyzed, including laundry detergents, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, soaps, hand sanitizers, lotions, deodorants, shampoos and air fresheners. More than half the products studied were the top […]

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MOVIE: Beverly Hills Cop II ANSWER: “…All They Found was $20 Dollars & A Pair of Adidas.” WINNER: ROSE Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogamil’s near-fatal shooting and the series of “alphabet crimes” associated with it.    

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Adjective: Parochial (puh-ROH-kee-ul) Definition: 1. Of or relating to a church parish. 2. Limited in range or scope (as to a narrow area or region): provincial, narrow. Sample sentence: The book is marred by the parochial viewpoint of its author, who fails to take into account the interplay between local and global economies.

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You’re more likely to get a good night’s sleep if you perform moderate exercise for at least 150 minutes a week – that’s only 30 minutes a day for five days. This finding from Oregon State University comes after reviewing data on more than 3,000 adults between ages 18 and 85 who participated in the […]

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My kids use it. Since the beginning of our lives, my wife & I use it. Our parents have been around since 1934 and still use it each year. And my deceased great grand parents whom relocated from Europe and Holland, the Deckers, always used them. It’s that bright small clear light bulb with that […]

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The winter storm in Marquette and across a lot of the UP stopped many people from going out and about today. But not Dee Dee from Sunny 101.9 WKQS FM. She got picked up and dropped off at work today in this John Deere tractor! Way to arrive in Style. While you are out and […]

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Adverb or adjective: Incommunicado (in-kuh-myoo-nuh-KAH-doh) Definition: Without means of communication: in a situation or state not allowing communication. Sample sentence: Human rights groups continue to petition the government to allow them access to prisoners who are being held incommunicado.

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