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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!

um-brage

noun :: Shade; shadow; obscurity; hence, that which affords a shade, as a screen of trees or foliage.

noun :: The feeling of being overshadowed; jealousy of another, as standing in one's light or way; hence, suspicion of injury or wrong; offense; resentment.

"The teacher took umbrage at the rudeness of her students."

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pur-loin

verb :: To take or carry away for one's self; hence, to steal; to take by theft; to filch.

verb :: To practice theft; to steal.

"He broke into outhouses with an axe he managed to purloin in a wood-cutters' camp." --Conrad, Joseph

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par-ox-ysm

noun :: The fit, attack, or exacerbation, of a disease that occurs at intervals, or has decided remissions or intermissions.

noun :: Any sudden and violent emotion; spasmodic passion or action; a convulsion; a fit.

"And as they obeyed, Michael strained backward in a paroxysm of rage, making fierce short jumps to the end of the tether as he snarled and growled with utmost fierceness at the steward." --London, Jack

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i-ras-ci-ble

adj. :: Prone to anger; easily provoked or inflamed to anger; choleric; irritable

"So too the poet, in representing men who are irascible or indolent, or have other defects of character, should preserve the type and yet ennoble it." --Aristotle

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des-ic-cate

verb :: To dry up; to deprive or exhaust of moisture; to preserve by drying.

"Climate changes and/or overgrazing around 8000 BC began to desiccate the pastoral lands of Egypt."

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