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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!

be-nign

adj :: Showing kindness and gentleness.

"The benign nature of the nurse put all her patients at ease."

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cur-mudg-eon

noun :: A crusty, ill-tempered, and usually old man.

"The curmudgeon would shake his cane at people who talked too loudly."

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tur-bid

adj :: Deficient in clarity or purity. Foggy or muddy.

"The water was so turbid that you couldn't see 2 feet to the bottom."

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al-le-go-ry

noun :: A figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal subject is described by another subject resembling it in its properties and circumstances. The real subject is thus kept out of view, and we are left to collect the intentions of the writer or speaker by the resemblance of the secondary to the primary subject.

noun :: Anything which represents by suggestive resemblance; an emblem.

noun :: A figure representation which has a meaning beyond notion directly conveyed by the object painted or sculptured.

"The blindfolded figure with scales is an allegory of justice."

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nu-ga-to-ry

adj. :: Trifling; vain; futile; insignificant.

adj. :: Of no force; inoperative; ineffectual.

"According to these highly-respectable witnesses, the minister, conscious that he was dying -- conscious, also, that the reverence of the multitude placed him already among saints and angels -- had desired, by yielding up his breath in the arms of that fallen woman, to express to the world how utterly nugatory is the choicest of man's own righteousness. -- Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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