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You exercise your body to stay physically in shape, so why shouldn't you exercise your brain to stay mentally fit? With these daily exercises you will learn how to flex your mind, improve your creativity and boost your memory. As with any exercise, repetition is necessary for you to see improvement, so pick your favorite exercises from our daily suggestions and repeat them as desired. Try to do some mentalrobics every single day!

in-im-i-cal

adjective :: Having the disposition or temper of an enemy; unfriendly; unfavorable.

"The prosecution of them, for this reason, will seldom fail to agitate the passions of the whole community, and to divide it into parties more or less friendly or inimical to the accused." --Hamilton, Alexander

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aus-pi-cious

adjective :: Having omens or tokens of a favorable issue; giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good.

"I trust, Mr Garland, my dear Sir, that we may mutually congratulate each other upon this auspicious occasion." --Dickens, Charles

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po-ten-tate

noun :: One who possesses great power or sway; a prince, sovereign, or monarch.

"I said that if that potentate must go over in our ship, why, I supposed he must --but that to my thinking, when the United States considered it necessary to send a dignitary of that tonnage across the ocean, it would be in better taste, and safer, to take him apart and cart him over in sections in several ships." --Twain, Mark

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per-fid-i-ous

adjective :: Violating good faith or vows; false to trust or confidence reposed; teacherous; faithless.

"Around the brave Tiger Lily were a dozen of her stoutest warriors, and they suddenly saw the perfidious pirates bearing down upon them." --Barrie, James Matthew

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An infinitive is an unconjugated verb preceded by the word "to". For example:

"I decided to go to the party."
"I was forced to eat the vegetables."

A split infinitive occurs when "to" and the verb are separated. For example:

"I decided to not go to the party."
"I was forced to unfortunately eat the vegetables."

These sentences can easily be "fixed" by rearranging the words (eg. "not to go", "unfortunately to eat"). It is somewhat controversial whether or not split infinitives are considered to be proper grammar. They are fairly common in speech and can sometimes help to reduce ambiguity in a sentence, but some strict grammarians still consider them to be grammatically incorrect.

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