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Convalescence – to gradually recover health and strength after a period of illness

“Even from a purely economic standpoint, the rainforest is one of humanities greatest treasures. Its tremendous biodiversity is constantly revealing new medicines, and every species holds the promise of convalescence for the ill.”

Thought for the Day:

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed”.

– Mahatma Ghandi



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Resplendent – Attractive and splendid through be richly colorful; brilliant; sumptous

“He had seen pictures, but they did not prepare him for the staggering resplendence of the Alaskan landscape. The sights of richly verdant mountains and vast, pristine waters seemed to echo throughout his being.”

Thought for the Day:

“What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt – it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.”

– Hal Boyle



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Inimitable – so good or unusual as to be impossible to copy; unique

“They could try to recreate the characteristics of the town, but at its essence, it was inimitable. The open street markets along cobblestone walkways, the faint ocean breeze, and the long-time residents created a culture and atmosphere that could not be designed from the top down.”

Thought for the Day:

“Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.”

-Albert Camus


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Mollify – to calm, temper, soothe, or soften

“He marched into the company headquarters, incensed that he received a defective batch of electronics. However, the representative received his statements with such sincerity and forthright apology that his searing anger was instantly mollified.”

Thought for the Day:

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.”




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Fete – an elaborate party, often outdoors

“The fete was planned to be unforgettable. The camp was divided into multiple themed areas which had complementing music, food, activities and atmosphere. Guests could spend some time playing carnival games and riding the ferris wheel, or wander to another area and listen to the Chinese Guzheng while drinking green tea.”

Thought for the Day:

“The thing about performance, even if it’s only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities.”



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Extenuate – to make a guilt or offense seem less serious or more forgivable

“The judge rested her chin in her hand, deeply contemplating the predicament. The notion of free will could be a useful motivation for taking responsibility, but there were also some things out of our control. Determinism extenuated some wrongdoings, and excused others. Did people deserve to be punished for uncontrollable actions?”

Thought for the Day:

“Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.”

– Dalai Lama



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Ensconce – to establish or settle oneself in a safe, secure, and comfortable place

“Life could be difficult — this was true. But the occasional night ensconced in a warm blanket, reading a good book, sitting beside a crackling fire could wash away so many worries and regrets”.

Thought for the Day:

“I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.”

– Katherine Mansfield




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Risible – disposed to laughter; arousing or provoking laughter

“Humans may love to laugh, but studies show us that we are not the only risible creatures; monkeys, dogs, and even rats love a good laugh.”

Thought for the Day:

“Comedy is defiance. It’s a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it’s the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.”

– Will Durst



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Immaculate – Impeccably clean or pure; free from error

“There were no free lunches; every opportunity presented risk, every activity created a consequence. But for a minute, he stepped out of his internal monologue and noticed the immaculate blue sea. His mind became utterly, blissfully, empty.”

“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

– Bruce Lee


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Burgeon – begin to grow or increase rapidly

“The young lawyer was placed in a small, stale office, save for a small stream of daylight from an inoperable window. He placed a few plants in the room to help the atmosphere, and their growth burgeoned, filling the space. This lush atmosphere was so pleasing to clients that his success grew rapidly as well.”

Thought for the Day:

“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.”

– William Shakespeare