Motivation

WORD OF THE DAY

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.”

Motivation

Did you know…

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 to adopting Mark Twain as his pen name, Clemens wrote under the pen name Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”

— Mark Twain

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WORD OF THE DAY

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 and its relationship to lighting is one of the basics of photography.”

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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 an autodidact.”

Motivation

Did you know…

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.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude.”

— Amy Leigh Mercree

Motivation

Quotes I liked

“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.”

via Art Quote of the Day https://ift.tt/2KXZUaF“The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.”

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“If your parents never had children, chances are… neither will you.”

via Funny Quote of the Day https://ift.tt/2OQONkC

“A good beginning makes a good end.”

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“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.”

via Funny Quote of the Day https://ift.tt/37LKlwg

“In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.”

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WORD OF THE DAY

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 the monoculture, and no other crops could thrive.”

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WORD OF THE DAY

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 an autodidact.”

Motivation

Did you know…

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.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude.”

— Amy Leigh Mercree

Motivation

WORD OF THE DAY

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 your boss with a little blandishment, but make sure you don’t go over the top.”

Motivation

WORD OF THE DAY

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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WORD OF THE DAY

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 is passed down through the family.”

“The company has become more of a meritocracy, with regular performance reviews determining promotions and raises.”

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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 is passed down through the family.”

“The company has become more of a meritocracy, with regular performance reviews determining promotions and raises.”

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Motivation

Did you know…

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! 😉

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“To some this may look like a sunset. But it’s a new dawn.”

— Chris Hadfield

Motivation

WORD OF THE DAY

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 class she became obsessed with creating rules for her roommates to follow.”

“The Golden Rule is one of the most basic principles of deontology — treat others how you wish to be treated.”

Motivation

Did you know…

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! 😉

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“You are not born with beauty; your beauty is created by who you are. Your inner beauty is more important than how people see you on the outside.”

— Emily Coussons

Motivation

WORD OF THE DAY

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 class she became obsessed with creating rules for her roommates to follow.”

“The Golden Rule is one of the most basic principles of deontology — treat others how you wish to be treated.”

Motivation

Did you know…

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 it originally meant “sweetie,” along with “tweet” being a typical English chick for the sounds of birds.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“You are not too small. No one is ever too small to offer help.”

— Emlyn Chand

Motivation

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

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Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.
Motivation

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 and psychological health
  • fosters productive interpersonal relationships
Motivation

Daily summarised posts = The End :)

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.

drop of water on green leaf during daytime

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 immediate ‘SHRINK TO GROW’ . my famous theory in management.

clear glass jar on book

Yesterday was good with Singapore English Online Toastmasters getting its Charter Gavel and authorization from Toastmasters.

I began a new journey in learning thru an ICEBREAKER session of 5min 45 sec. which was evaluated by Peter Ng.  I have chosen the Legacy system Competent Communicator path after completing my 3 Pathways Paths as the two new Mentors I have both felt – I could learn to speak better if I do CC and CL ?(Competent Leadership) Paths without credit and complete the speeches before the sunset date of June 2020.

Going to attend the FORTE 2019 sessions for Contest chairs and Judges for International Speech Contests tomorrow all day at NetApp, Whitefield facility.

Business, Idea, Growth, Business Idea

All Pictures credit : Via Unsplash.com Except the Featured Image. That is ©Dhananjaya Parkhe 2019-2020. 🙂

 

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WORD OF THE DAY

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 with an extravagant red panache.”

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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 his epicurean life was high, but such was the cost of savoring the finer things in life.”

Motivation

Wisdom Quotes

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 never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. (C. S. Lewis)

Motivation

Wisdom Quotes

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 even in the darkest of shadows.
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. (Desmond Tutu)

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WORD OF THE DAY

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. ”

“The student council successfully lobbied to abrogate the school uniform policy, and jeans and sneakers quickly became the norm. “

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Word of the day

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.”

Motivation

Wisdom Quotes

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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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 — what he says goes, and you’d better obey quickly.”

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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 the sailors had no other way to buy supplies.”

“Add a tour on a bumboat to your Singapore visit and get a unique perspective of the city from the water.”

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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 knew what kind of work you would see at her next show.”

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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 time in the sun with too little sunscreen.”

Motivation

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

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Government of India
Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.