Entrepreneur

noun, A person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.

“As an entrepreneur, you quickly realize the importance of classes you should have paid more attention to in school.”

Vapid

adj., Lacking flavor, zest, animation, or spirit; flat, dull

“Michael turned the channel, because the vapid tone of the commentator bored him.”

TENACITY

noun  1. The condition or quality of holding on firmly, being persistent, or stubborn.  

“His tenacity to succeed with his small business kept him going for over 20 years.”

BEQUEATH

verb  1. To give (property) to a person by will.  2. To pass on or hand down.

“Don’t forget to develop a will to bequeath your valuables to family, friends, organizations, or to whomever you desire that outlines your wishes.”

ADVERSITY

noun  1. A state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune


All of us face adversity in our lives from time-to-time.  It’s not what happens to you; it’s how you handle it.

SINUOUS

adj.  1. Characterized by many curves or turns; winding  2. Supple in movement
“The group of teenage boys almost lost their lives speeding on the sinuous road.”

SCRUPULOUS

adj.  1. Having moral integrity; acting in strict regard for what is considered right or proper
“Having been taught all of his life the difference between right and wrong, Joshua’s scrupulous actions pleased his parents.

EMBOLDEN

verb  1. To foster boldness in; encourage
“His persuasive rhetoric aimed to embolden the irate crowd towards violence.”

NONCHALANT

adj.  1. Appearing casually unconcerned; indifferent; cool
“Although she received some devastating news, Jackie’s nonchalant attitude confused the family.”

FORESHADOW

verb  1. to be a warning or indication of (a future event); to represent, indicate, or typify beforehand

“At the time, I had no idea that my closing comments would foreshadow imminent events for Education Matters.”