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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!

in-sou-ci-ant

adj. :: Careless; heedless; indifferent; unconcerned.

"The insouciant tourists wandered right into the most dangerous section of town."

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pil-lo-ry

noun :: A frame of adjustable boards erected on a post, and having holes through which the head and hands of an offender were thrust so as to be exposed in front of it.

verb :: To set in, or punish with, the pillory.

verb :: Figuratively, to expose to public scorn.

"Be that as it might, the scaffold of the pillory was a point of view that revealed to Hester Prynne the entire track along which she had been treading, since her happy infancy." --Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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je-june

adj. :: Lacking matter; empty; void of substance.

adj. :: Void of interest; barren; meager; dry.

"And there pour forth jejune words and useless empty phrases" --Anthony Trollope.

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sar-to-ri-al

adj. :: Of or pertaining to a tailor or his work.

"All of them wore the cast-off clothes of other men and women, were made up of patches and pieces of other people's individuality, and had no sartorial existence of their own proper." -- Dickens, Charles

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diff-i-dence

noun :: Distrust of one's self or one's own powers; lack of self-reliance; modesty; modest reserve; bashfulness.

"Well, hardening my heart, and putting my diffidence into my ragged pocket, I approached Peter Petrovitch, and halted before him more dead than alive." -- Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

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