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What is the X in X-mas?
/ˈspɜr əv ðəˈmoʊ mənt/
occurring or done without advance preparation or deliberation; extemporaneous; unplanned:
a spur-of-the-moment decision.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Others wander around the floor clutching touchscreen tablet devices that they use to tap in
It had worked out okay with my
acorn squash, after all.
Avoid making important financial decisions or signing contracts that are based on
desires and wishes.
Everyone wants you to take a
Not only are you curing the doldrums, but you're saving money by taking advantage of
They'll even do their best to fulfill
If you made a
purchase and had no bag with you, the shopkeeper would wrap your items in yesterday's newspaper.
day trips are always possible to take a hike or swim where aquatic facilities remain open.
decisions to shop or to visit friends become impossible if requests must be made far in advance.
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