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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!

el-ee-mos-y-nar-y

adjective :: Relating to charity; intended for the distribution of charity

noun :: One who subsists on charity; a dependent.

"An author ought to consider himself, not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their money." --Fielding, Henry

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vi-tu-per-ate

verb :: To find fault with; to scold; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate.

"It is not my design, therefore, to vituperate my deceased friend, Toby Dammit." --Poe, Edgar Allan

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ret-i-cent

adjective :: Inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.

"I found Montgomery very reticent about his purpose with these creatures, and about his destination; and though I was sensible of a growing curiosity as to both, I did not press him." --Wells, H.G.

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re-pine

verb :: To be discontented or low in spirits; complain or fret.

verb :: To continue pining; to feel inward discontent which preys on the spirits; to indulge in envy or complaint; to murmur.

"Bennet still continued to wonder and repine at his returning no more, and though a day seldom passed in which Elizabeth did not account for it clearly, there was little chance of her ever considering it with less perplexity." --Austen, Jane

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in-vei-gle

verb :: To lead astray as if blind; to persuade by deceptive arts or flattery; to entice; to insnare; to seduce; to wheedle.

"He had led his mother there, step by step, and now when she stopped, he tried to inveigle her farther." --London, Jack

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