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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!

per-ti-na-cious

adj. :: Holding or adhering to any opinion, purpose, or design, with obstinacy; perversely persistent; obstinate

adj. :: Resolute; persevering; constant; steady.

"I could see that Montgomery had one of those slow, pertinacious tempers that will warm day after day to a white heat, and never again cool to forgiveness; and I saw too that this quarrel had been some time growing." -- Wells, H.G.

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dis-coun-te-nance

verb :: To view or treat with disfavor.

"Several important considerations have been touched in the course of these papers, which discountenance the supposition that the operation of the federal government will by degrees prove fatal to the State governments." -- James Madison by Madison, James

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bom-bast

noun :: Cotton, or any soft, fibrous material, used as stuffing for garments; stuffing; padding.

noun :: High-sounding words; an inflated style; language above the dignity of the occasion.

adj. :: High-sounding; inflated; big without meaning.

"Ordinarily I am not given to long speeches, nor ever before had I descended to bombast, but I had guessed at the keynote which would strike an answering chord in the breasts of the green Martians, nor was I wrong, for my harangue evidently deeply impressed them, and their attitude toward me thereafter was still further respectful." -- Burroughs, Edgar Rice

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ta-per

noun :: A small wax candle; a small lighted wax candle; hence, a small light.

noun :: Gradual diminution of thickness in an elongated object

"Westmacott was standing, as rigid as a statue, in the center of the room, with a lighted taper in her right hand." -- Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan

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an-cil-lar-y

adj. :: Subservient or subordinate; of secondary importance; auxiliary.

"For Degas, sculpture was never more than ancillary to his painting" --Herbert Read.

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