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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!

con-stringe

verb :: To draw together; to contract; to force to contract itself; to constrict; to cause to shrink.

"Licking a lemon will cause your lips to constringe."

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re-cal-ci-trant

adj. :: Kicking back; hence, showing repugnance or opposition; stubborn resistance.

"Neither could he mobilize his army to go forth to war, nor could he punish his recalcitrant subjects." --London, Jack

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del-i-quesce

verb :: To dissolve gradually and become liquid by attracting and absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts, acids, and alkalies.

verb :: To melt away.

"This type of salt deliquesces easily and in an hour it will be gone."

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um-brage

noun :: Shade; shadow; obscurity; hence, that which affords a shade, as a screen of trees or foliage.

noun :: The feeling of being overshadowed; jealousy of another, as standing in one's light or way; hence, suspicion of injury or wrong; offense; resentment.

"The teacher took umbrage at the rudeness of her students."

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pur-loin

verb :: To take or carry away for one's self; hence, to steal; to take by theft; to filch.

verb :: To practice theft; to steal.

"He broke into outhouses with an axe he managed to purloin in a wood-cutters' camp." --Conrad, Joseph

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