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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!

ar-bo-re-al

adj. :: Of or pertaining to a tree, or to trees; of nature of trees.

adj. :: Attached to, found in or upon, or frequenting, woods or trees; as, arboreal animals.

"The black apes were hairless and built thatched huts in their arboreal retreats." --Burroughs, Edgar Rice

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e-clat

noun :: Brilliancy of success or effort; splendor; brilliant show; striking effect; glory; renown.

noun :: Demonstration of admiration and approbation; applause.

"Having obtained the two Hundred Pounds, we instantly left the Town, leaving our Manager and his Wife to act Macbeth by themselves, and took the road to Sterling, where we spent our little fortune with great eclat." --Austen, Jane

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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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