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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 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.”

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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)

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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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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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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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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.”