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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!

vi-tu-per-a-tive

adjective :: Uttering or writing censure; containing, or characterized by, abuse; scolding; abusive.

"'All right; I won't,' he said decisively, realizing that the discussion was in danger of becoming a vituperative, schoolboy argument." --London, Jack

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cre-du-li-ty

noun :: Readiness of belief; a disposition to believe on slight evidence.

"If we wish to know to what daring lengths cunning can go, to what pitiable self-delusion credulity can consent, we must watch the proceedings--even while we shrink from them--of a Mercy Merrick and a Julian Gray." --Collins, Wilkie

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re-ful-gent

adjective :: Casting a bright light; radiant; brilliant; resplendent; shining; splendid.

"The refulgent rays transformed the interior of the soiled and squalid canvas to the splendor of a palace in the eyes of the dreaming man." --Burroughs, Edgar Rice

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An adverb is a part of speech that modifies a verb, adjective, phrase, clause, or other adverb. Adverbs often end in -ly, but not always. Here are some examples of adverbs.

"I am running quickly."
" Unfortunately, the car was too old to be fixed."
"The woman is very pretty."
"The monster jumped out quite suddenly."

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A verbal is a verb that is used as a noun, adjective or adverb. For example, the verb sing can be turned into a noun by adding -ing as in, "People enjoy my singing". There are three types of verbals.

Gerunds
We have just seen this type of verbal. These are constructed by adding -ing to a verb to turn it into a noun. Here are some more examples:

"I went fishing."
"I love reading what you write"

Participles
A participle is a verb that is used as an adjective. A present participle always ends in -ing but a past participle can have different endings (-ed, -en, -d, -t, -n). Here are a few examples:

"The crying baby was hungry."
"Bob crawled away from the broken toy."

Infinitives

An infinitive is an unconjugated verb with the word "to" in front of it. These can be used as nouns, adjectives or adverbs. Some examples:

"I waited for the weekend to arrive."
"He wants to fly."

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