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Verb: Elucidate (ih-LOO-suh-dayt) Definition: 1. To make lucid especially by explanation or analysis. 2. To give a clarifying explanation. Sample sentence: During his speech, the governor attempted to elucidate exactly what kind of impact the new sports arena would have on the state’s economy.

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Noun: Gyre (JYRE) Definition: A circular or spiral motion or form; especially, a giant circular oceanic surface current. Sample sentence: Sophia will be focusing her graduate studies on the the gyre of the ocean and the effects it has on North America’s climate.

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Keep a winter emergency kit in your car in case you become stranded. Make sure you have blankets, food, water, booster cables, flares, a tire pump, sand or cat litter for traction, a flashlight, a battery-powered radio, extra batteries, a first aid kit, and plastic bags for sanitation. In case you become stranded in your […]

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MOVIE: Jingle All The Way ANSWER: “Put The Cookie Down….NOW!!” WINNER: JILL Meet Howard Langston, a salesman, constantly busy at his job, and constantly disappointing his son. After missing his son’s karate exposition, he tries to make it up to him; All the boy wants for Christmas is an action figure of  Turbo Man. Unfortunately, […]

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Negaunee – Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  There is so much great food, but it’s also a time to reflect.  It’s a chance to sit back and think about all the things to be thankful for.  Even if things aren’t going so great there are always things to be thankful for, actually there […]

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Negaunee – Turkey, Bacon, and Cheese Sub Sun Chips Broccoli with Ranch Dip Peaches Cantaloupe Melon Milk

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Adjective: Lachrymose (LAK-ruh-mohss) Definition: 1. Given to tears or weeping: tearful 2. Tending to cause tears: mournful Sample sentence: During the holidays, those who have recently lost loved ones are more apt to be lachrymose.

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Many people spend time outdoors in the winter working, traveling, or enjoying winter sports. Outdoor activities can expose you to several safety hazards, but you can take several steps to prepare for them. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing: layers of light, warm clothing; mittens; hats; scarves; and waterproof boots. Sprinkle cat litter or sand on icy […]

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MOVIE: Planes, Trains and Automobiles ANSWER: “Those Aren’t Pillows” WINNER: LORI All that Neal Page wants to do is to get home for Thanksgiving. His flight has been cancelled due to bad weather, so he decides on other means of transport. As well as bad luck, Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith, […]

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Adjective: Splenetic (splih-NET-ik) Definition: Marked by bad temper, malevolence, or spite. Sample sentence: I know David was in a bad mood all day, but the splenetic tone of his reply to Brenda’s question was not necessary.

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