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Adjective: Precipitate (prih-SIP-uh-tut) Definition: 1. Falling, flowing, or rushing with steep descent: also precipitous, steep. 2. Exhibiting violent or unwise speed. Sample sentence: Our precipitate decision to invest in the company proved unwise.

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Men who drink plenty of low-sugar fluids may reduce their risk for bladder cancer, new research suggests. Although the reason for the association between fluid intake and protection against cancer remains unknown, researchers theorize the fluids may flush out potential cancer-causing agents before they have a chance to cause any damage. Researchers evaluated the fluid […]

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Noun: Catachresis (kat-uh-KREE-sis) Definition: 1. Use of the wrong word for the context. 2. Use of a forced and especially paradoxical figure of speech. Sample sentence: Thanks to the many online dictionaries, I can avoid catachresis in my writings by looking up unfamiliar words with just a few clicks.

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Earlier this week Coldplay released their much anticipated 5th album “Mylo Xyloto.”  You’ve probably heard their first single from the album “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” here at the station. I’ve been a fan of the band myself since “Clocks” came out during the early part of the 2000’s, and I really liked the direction […]

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Drowsiness may actually impair the part of your brain that helps you say no to junk food, according to new research from Harvard. Folks who reported feeling sleepier during the day had less activity in their brain’s prefrontal cortex (HQ of decsion making) when shown images of high calorie foods such as cheesecake and ice […]

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Imagine coming home from work in Marquette and there’s 23 inches of fresh snow.  You have the Ford F-150 in 4 wheel drive,  and she has fresh tires on the Subaru.  But it’s such a hill to deal with?

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Noun: Jitney (JIT-nee) Definition: 1. A small bus that carries passengers over a regular route on a flexible schedule. 2. An unlicensed taxicab. Sample sentence: After doing some shopping along the boardwalk, we took a jitney back to our hotel.

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An herbal remedy commonly used for depression, St. John’s Wort can make some drugs, including birth control pills, less effective. St. John’s Wort speeds up the breakdown of many drugs, lowering their levels in the bloodstream. Drugs besides birth control pills include blood thinners and anti-anxiety pills. Go to Health.com/st-johns-wort for a full list of […]

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Adjective: Pediculous (pih-DIK-yuh-lus) Definition: Infected with lice Sample sentence: Several third-graders had to be treated for lice after being exposed to a pediculous classmate.

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