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Word of the Month

Proselytize: (verb). To attempt to persuade or convince someone to follow what you do. To recruit someone to a new religion, practice or belief system. (Often followed by “to.”)


  1. Anton proselytized to me for months about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, and now I am a true fan.

  2. The engineer proselytized her idea for building a new bridge across the river for months, and the community finally welcomed it.


Tip of the Month

When to Use Recur and Reoccur

Single events may reoccur. They are unexpected.


  1. Hannah was diagnosed as cured last year; however, her tuberculosis has reoccurred.

  2. She lost her house in a fire two years ago; who would have thought this tragedy would reoccur

Something that happens regularly (or as part of a cycle) recurs. They are expected.


  1. Aunt Millie’s visit recurred every Thanksgiving when I was a child.

  2. A total solar eclipse was last seen in 2017; the next one is scheduled to recur in April this year.


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