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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!

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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sun-der

verb :: To disunite in almost any manner, either by rending, cutting, or breaking; to part; to put or keep apart; to separate; to divide; to sever

To part; to separate.

A separation into parts; a division or severance.

To expose to the sun and wind.


"Notwithstanding terrifically wide sweep (some thirty feet or more) and the its hissing vigor of its descent, sufficient to sunder these very walls of iron, still the fraying of my robe would be all that, for several minutes, it would accomplish." -- Poe, Edgar Allan

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clo-ture

noun :: A parliamentary procedure by which debate is ended and an immediate vote is taken on the matter under discussion.

"It could have gone on forever if congress had not called for a cloture."

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a-nath-e-ma

noun :: A ban or curse pronounced with religious solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, and accompanied by excommunication. Hence: Denunciation of anything as accursed.

noun :: An imprecation; a curse; a malediction.

noun :: Any person or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority.

"...the sound of a witch's anathemas in some unknown tongue" --Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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