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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!

pique

noun :: A cotton fabric, figured in the loom, -- used as a dress goods for women and children, and for vestings, etc.

noun :: A feeling of hurt, vexation, or resentment, awakened by a social slight or injury; irritation of the feelings, as through wounded pride; stinging vexation.

verb :: To wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate; to fret; to offend; to excite to anger.

verb :: To provoke; arouse:


"The movie preview piqued my curiosity."

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rak-ish

adj. :: Having a saucy appearance indicative of speed and dash.

"A tricorn trimmed with gold lace was set at a rakish angle over a wig of white curls that dropped down to his waist." -- Collodi, Carlo

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un-wont-ed

adj. :: Uncommon; unusual; infrequent; rare

"...for though it was a most unwonted hour, yet so impressive was the cry, and so deliriously exciting, that almost every soul on board instinctively desired a lowering." -- Melville, Herman

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hir-sute

adj. :: Rough with hair; set with bristles; shaggy.

adj. :: Rough and coarse; boorish.

"The backpackers had hirsute faces after having not shaved for 2 weeks."

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ar-bo-re-al

adj. :: Of or pertaining to a tree, or to trees; of nature of trees.

adj. :: Attached to, found in or upon, or frequenting, woods or trees; as, arboreal animals.

"The black apes were hairless and built thatched huts in their arboreal retreats." --Burroughs, Edgar Rice

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