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  • In my quest for the truth, I read Willpower: Why Self-Control is The Secret to Success and discovered the concept of precommitment

    precommitment

  • It is a simple concept designed to eliminate decision-making when your energy is depleted

    depleted

  • According to John Tierney, everyone, irrespective of employment, income level and social class, suffers from “decision fatigue”.

    irrespective

  • With rapid technology advancement and numerous of products being created everyday, we’re bombarded with never-ending opportunities and choices for every aspect of our lives.

    bombarded with

  • In contrast, if you want to really nail it on stage and show your best self, you need a perfectly written script

    nail it on stage

  • what morning rituals you want to perform

    rituals

  • After I drink water, I will stretch for five minutes.

    stretch

  • That’s the reason why defaults, the particular options that are presented to you, are so persuasive

    persuasive

  • Once you have the script, it’s about the time to make it easier for you to perform and make it into autopilot

    autopilot

  • Willpower is powered by glucose

    glucose

  • When you’re low on willpower energy focus on the mundane tasks that don’t require much thinking like watering plants, walking the dog, washing dishes, answering e-mails, and data entry tasks.

    lacking interest or excitement; dull.

  • I would go to her house, skip downstairs to the music room, and greet her with a beaming smile.

    shine brightly

  • She emanated a wildly joyous energy

    spead,be sent forth/out

  • I was playing for her, a piece that I had been practicing and refining for some weeks.

    improve (something) by making small changes, in particular make (an idea, theory, or method) more subtle and accurate

  • You are nolonger needed and that's a bitter pill to swallow

    an unpleasant or painful necessity (to accept)

  • You could never go out without packing a big bag of diapers

    a piece of absorbent material wrapped around a baby's bottom and between its legs to absorb and retain urine and feces.

  • They'd exaggerate my grades and brag about it to their friends

    brag about

  • Heck, they'd even sulk if I did not watch TV with them.

    be silent, morose, and bad-tempered out of annoyance or disappointment

  • The development of GNU made it possible to use a computer without software that would trample your freedom.

    walk roughly (on)

  • My father grilled us about what we had been doing

    subject (someone) to intense questioning or interrogation

  • To me he has always been an enigma, one minute completelyinsensitive, the next moved to tears.

    a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand.

  • The new president's foreign policy is very similar to that of his predecessor

    a person who held a job or office before the current holder.

  • He promised to expedite economic reforms

    make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.

  • The alliance that played a pivotal role in the revolution

    of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else.

  • She was not abashed at being caught

    cause to feel embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed.

  • he has spent countless hours in libraries perusing art history books and catalogues

    read (something), typically in a thorough or careful way.

  • some may choose to work with vulnerable elderly people out of altruism

    the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.

  • The judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence.

    You can use the word solemn to describe anything that's really serious and dignified.

  • the widow sued his surgeon for malpractice

    improper, illegal, or negligent professional activity or treatment, especially by a medical practitioner, lawyer, or public official.

  • Computers are powerful but frustratingly dumb in their inability to graspambiguity and context.

    uncertainty or inexactness of meaning in language

  • As secretary of state, she was more hawkish than President Obama — she pushed for more vigorous intervention in Syria, for example.

    the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others

  • The authority wants to sell the park, which was once appraised by the county for $19 million

    When you buy a house someone will need to appraise its value before you can get a mortgage

  • China's Jade Rabbit moon rover landed on the moon in late 2013 to great national fanfare, but soon began experiencing severe technical difficulties.

    Jade is a deep green gemstone that's used in jewelry and ornaments

  • Her mother had said no, but her father relented.

    Being unwilling to relent is a good qualification for a sales person

  • Before Petra can make the call, the police barge in and arrest her for the murder.

    enter uninvited

  • The oil price has fallen dramatically over the past two years since Brentcrude hit a peak of $115 a barrel in June 2014.

    Crude is not rude when it’s used to describe unprocessed oil

  • His tally gave him the largest personal mandate of any politician inUK history.

    the power to act that voters give to their elected leaders

  • Sadiq Khan has been elected the new Mayor of London - boosting Labour after it slumped in Scotland's elections.

    to sit or fall down suddenly and heavily

  • The showpiece congress, the first in 36 years, is a chance for the North Korean leader to cement his power.

    Cement is a material that's used to build very strong, hard surfaces and structures.

  • Breaking with tradition, Mr Bush's father and brother - both former presidents - also withheld support.

    to refuse to provide (something)

  • The Panama Papers have shown how some wealthy people use offshore firms to evade tax and avoid sanctions.

    When you evade something, you escape it

  • Caveat: The study was relatively small and involved children who were still learning how to read.

    an explanation or warning that should be remembered when you are doing or thinking about something

  • The Panama Papers provide a compelling answer to these questions: massive, pervasive corruption.

    existing in every part of something : spreading to all parts of something