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WORD OF THE DAY Arboreal ahr-BORE-ee-əl Part of speech: adjective Origin: Latin, mid-17th century 1 Relating to or resembling trees 2 Inhabiting trees Examples of Arboreal in a sentence "The holiday season usually starts with a visit to an arboreal paradise: the Christmas tree farm." "All of the arboreal species were relocated to the zoo's new lush rainforest habitat."

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Did you know... ... that today is Exaggerated Death Day? Samuel Clemons, whose pen name was Mark Twain, was born on this date in 1835 in Florida, Missouri. In response to news that he had died, he sent the following note to Associated Press: "The report of my death was an exaggeration." Trivia buffs: Prior … Continue reading Did you know…

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WORD OF THE DAY Aperture APP-er-cher Part of speech: noun Origin: Latin, 15th century 1 An opening or hole 2 In photography, the opening in a lens that admits light into a camera Examples of Aperture in a sentence "The aperture of the cave was so small he had to crawl on his stomach to enter." "Learning about aperture … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

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Autodidact aw-toh-DIE-dakt Part of speech: noun Origin: Greek, late 18th century 1 A self-taught person 2 A person who learned through methods outside of formal education Examples of Autodidact in a sentence "He loves being homeschooled and proudly calls himself an autodidact." "Thanks to unlimited how-to videos and courses on the internet, anyone can be an autodidact."

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Did you know... ... that today, besides being Thanksgiving in the United States (Happy Thanksgiving!), is Magellan Day? In 1520, Ferdinand Magellan passed through the Magellan Strait and reached the Pacific Ocean on his way to completing a trip around the world. Today, his name is synonymous with discovery and exploration. ~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: … Continue reading Did you know…

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"I decided on the spot that I would be an artist, and I assure you, it was no ordinary artist I had in mind." via Art Quote of the Day https://ift.tt/2XRSACq"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." via Today's Quote https://ift.tt/2L1pLyt"Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour." … Continue reading Quotes I liked

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WORD OF THE DAY Monoculture MON-ə-cull-cher Part of speech: noun Origin: French, early 20th century 1 The practice of growing a single crop at a time 2 A single crop grown in an area Examples of Monoculture in a sentence "Corn is such a valuable commodity that many farmers practice monoculture of the crop." "The swampland was overgrown with … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

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WORD OF THE DAY Autodidact aw-toh-DIE-dakt Part of speech: noun Origin: Greek, late 18th century 1 A self-taught person 2 A person who learned through methods outside of formal education Examples of Autodidact in a sentence "He loves being homeschooled and proudly calls himself an autodidact." "Thanks to unlimited how-to videos and courses on the internet, anyone can be … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

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Did you know... ... that today, besides being Thanksgiving in the United States (Happy Thanksgiving!), is Magellan Day? In 1520, Ferdinand Magellan passed through the Magellan Strait and reached the Pacific Ocean on his way to completing a trip around the world. Today, his name is synonymous with discovery and exploration. ~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: … Continue reading Did you know…

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WORD OF THE DAY Blandishment blan-dihSH-mənt Part of speech: noun Origin: Latin, 16th century 1 Flattering speech intended to coax or influence 2 The act of persuasion by means of flattery Examples of Blandishment in a sentence "The fundraiser organizer used blandishments to convince the donors to fill out their checkbooks." "You may get on the good side of … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

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WORD OF THE DAY Arboreal ahr-BORE-ee-əl Part of speech: adjective Origin: Latin, mid-17th century 1 Relating to or resembling trees 2 Inhabiting trees Examples of Arboreal in a sentence "The holiday season usually starts with a visit to an arboreal paradise: the Christmas tree farm." "All of the arboreal species were relocated to the zoo's new lush rainforest habitat."

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Meritocracy mer-it-OK-rə-see Part of speech: noun Origin: British English, 1958 1 A government system in which power and advancement is based upon talent and performance, rather than birthright or wealth 2 Any organizational structure in which people are judged based on achievement Examples of Meritocracy in a sentence "Democratic elections promote a meritocracy, instead of a monarchy, where power … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

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Did you know... ... that today is Self-Starter Day? For you self-starters out there, the automatic self-starter for an automobile was patented by Clyde J. Coleman of New York City on this day in 1903. So, the next time you turn the key in your car, take a moment to say... thanks, Clyde! 😉 ~~~ … Continue reading Did you know…

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WORD OF THE DAY Deontology dee-on-TALL-oh-jee Part of speech: noun Origin: Greek, early 19th century 1 A theory of ethics that establishes rules of right and wrong actions 2 The study of determining the right way to live life, based on duty and moral obligation Examples of Deontology in a sentence "After studying deontology in her Intro to Philosophy … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

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Did you know... ... that today is the birthday of Beauty and the Beast? In 1991, Walt Disney's cartoon movie "Beauty and the Beast" was released. Find some beauty in everyone you meet today! 😉 ~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "You are not born with beauty; your beauty is created by who you are. Your inner … Continue reading Did you know…

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WORD OF THE DAY Deontology dee-on-TALL-oh-jee Part of speech: noun Origin: Greek, early 19th century 1 A theory of ethics that establishes rules of right and wrong actions 2 The study of determining the right way to live life, based on duty and moral obligation Examples of Deontology in a sentence "After studying deontology in her Intro to Philosophy … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

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Did you know... ... that today is the Birthday of Tweety Bird? On this day in 1941, the fictional cartoon canary made his first appearance in A Tale of Two Kitties. Tweety was created by animator Bob Clampett who worked on Loony Tunes cartoons. Trivia buffs: The name "Tweety" is a play on words, as … Continue reading Did you know…

Forgiveness: Let It Go


Forgiveness: Let It Go Mahatma Gandhi said, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” This rings true. It’s not always easy to move beyond hurtful feelings when someone has wronged you. But, research shows practicing forgiveness has many benefits. The strength of forgiveness: contributes to emotional stability and likability promotes better physical … Continue reading Forgiveness: Let It Go

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The readership was low. LIkes were few. There were no comments. I shall reduce the number of shared links and posts though, but going back to my old posting routines. I have removed over 350 'Categories' that I created over past one year and more and upon review felt, They are the ones which require … Continue reading Daily summarised posts = The End 🙂

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Panache pə-nash Part of speech: noun Origin: Middle French, 16th century 1 Flamboyance or a confident flair 2 A decorative plume or tuft of feathers, especially on a headdress or helmet Examples of Panache in a sentence "Met Gala attendees are known for their creative evening wear, which they show off with fearless panache." "The knight's helmet was crowned … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

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Epicurean ep-ə-kyə-rē-ehn Part of speech: adjective Origin: Greek, 15th century 1 Relating to enjoyment and gratification, especially through fine food and drink 2 Devoted to refined pleasures and the deliberate avoidance of pain or suffering Examples of Epicurean in a sentence "Her epicurean lifestyle immersed her in a world of rare wines and gourmet foods." "The price tag for … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

Wisdom Quote


It's not what you have that determines who you are, but what you do with what you have. The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. (Vince Lombardi) If you think you cannot do something you must do it. You must do the things you think you cannot do. … Continue reading Wisdom Quote

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All of our fears are treasure troves of self-knowledge ready to be explored if you dare to make the first step. Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them. (Marilyn French) Age is not a limit for dreams and goals. You are … Continue reading Wisdom Quotes

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It's better to find the source of a problem and being unable to fix it than it is to fix the problem without knowing its source. It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settling a question without debating it. (Joseph Joubert) Hope springs from the knowledge that there is light … Continue reading Wisdom Quotes

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WORD OF THE DAY Abrogate ab-rə-gate Part of speech: verb Origin: Latin, early 16th century 1 To repeal or abolish by means of a formal action 2 To discontinue, put aside, or put an end to something Examples of Abrogate in a sentence "The new prime minister’s first action in office was to abrogate the unpopular tax laws. " … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

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Rubiginous ro͞o-bij-ə-nəs Part of speech: adjective Origin: Latin, 17th century 1 Of a reddish-brown color, as rust 2 Rusty or rusty-looking Examples of Rubiginous in a sentence "The rubiginous appearance of the metal pipes suggested they were old and should be replaced." "We trekked across the hot, dry desert, our feet leaving prints in the rubiginous soil."

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It's not knowledge, but imagination that shows true intelligence. The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. (Albert Einstein) It takes courage to speak up when needed, but it also takes courage to listen. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. (Winston Churchill)

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No amount of correction can outweigh the strength of encouragement. Correction does much, but encouragement does more. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) Courage is to be terrified, but remain unaffected in your actions. Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears. (Arthur Koestler)

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WORD OF THE DAY Potentate POH-tihn-tayt Part of speech: noun Origin: Latin, 15th century 1 A powerful ruler; usually a monarch or dictator 2 Anyone with unlimited power or influence Examples of Potentate in a sentence "The potentate’s laws were unpopular, but no one had the courage to speak against him." "The chef runs his kitchen like a potentate … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

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WORD OF THE DAY Bumboat BUHM-boat Part of speech: noun Origin: Dutch, 17th century 1 Traditionally, a small boat used to ferry provisions to ships docked away from the shore 2 In Singapore, a water taxi used to take tourists on sightseeing tours Examples of Bumboat in a sentence "The captain of the bumboat ran a lucrative business because … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

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WORD OF THE DAY Protean PRO-tee-an Part of speech: adjective Origin: Greek, late 16th century 1 Extremely changeable, easily assuming different forms 2 Displaying versatility or diversity Examples of Protean in a sentence "The superhero was a valuable member of the team, with his protean ability to shapeshift into any figure." "The artist’s protean ability meant that you never … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

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Email Preferences WORD OF THE DAY Rubicund ROO-bi-kehnd Part of speech: adjective Origin: Latin, late 15th century 1 Having a red complexion 2 Reddish in color Examples of Rubicund in a sentence "A good workout will leave you with a sweaty shirt, a rubicund face, and a better mood." "The rubicund cruise ship passengers had clearly spent too much … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

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WORD OF THE DAY Inimitable in-im-ə-tə-bəl Part of speech: adjective Origin: Latin, 15th century 1 Unique and beyond imitation 2 Impossible to duplicate or copy Examples of Inimitable in a sentence "Vermeer's works are unparalleled because of his masterly, inimitable ability to paint light." "His legendary skills on the electric guitar are inimitable — I'll never be that good."

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... that today is the Birthday of Sigourney Weaver (1949)? Born Susan Alexandra Weaver, this American actress, best known for her role as Ellen Ripley in the Alien film series, began using the name "Sigourney Weaver" in 1963 after a minor character (Sigourney Howard) in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby. Happy birthday, Sigourney! ~~~ … Continue reading Did you know…

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Be just and vigilant. Never forget, never forgive. Without god we are nothing. For the people, by the people. Open hearts, open doors. From the grounds to the skies. Our right, our freedom. For the people, for the realm. Ever vigilant. Reap what you sow.

Ethical Alliance Daily News 


Ethical Alliance Daily News  Canada: SNC’s ‘business model’ in Libya involved kickbacks and bribes: Crown Nov 01, 2019 08:00 pm A former top executive at SNC-Lavalin says he was told to do whatever it takes — and pay whoever was necessary — to ensure the firm stopped losing money on a construction project in Libya … Continue reading Ethical Alliance Daily News