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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Boost your confidence by getting into a self-improvement regime or sprucing up your wardrobe. Socialize and flirt with new ideas, prospects, and challenges. Greater opportunity is within reach. Bring about positive change, and enjoy the results. Love is in the stars.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Keep your head clear and your possessiveness or stubbornness in check. Listen carefully to what's being said or offered. An emotional response will not help you get what you want. Remain calm, and do your research. Facts and figures cannot be disputed.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Keep life simple, and listen carefully. Sincerity will make it difficult for anyone to put pressure on you. Love and romance should be scheduled if you are in a relationship or looking for the perfect partner if you are not.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Closed-mindedness will keep you in the dark and lead to a poor choice. Offering a suggestion will bring better results than making demands. Make it clear you want to help, not take over. Personal uncertainty will lead to emotional confrontations.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The information you gather will allow you to find solutions that will help you as well as others. Personal relationships look promising. Visiting someone, taking a mini vacation, or spending time with someone special will enhance your life.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Listen carefully and respond mindfully. Don't let the serious side of life hold you hostage — follow your heart or a dream. Look for adventure or do something that will bring you personal gratification. Positive action will bring good results.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may be given a false impression regarding what's being offered at an event, seminar, or conference you want to attend. Set a strict budget, and stick to it, especially if you are making home improvements or spending on entertainment.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A contract, financial, or legal matter must be handled in detail. Make sure you get all the information you require before you move forward. Emotional issues will surface if you have neglected to honor a promise. Nurture partnerships.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Travel and communication should highlight your day. Enjoying unique or unusual surroundings or taking on a challenge that gets your adrenalin flowing will inspire you to embrace change and new adventures. Love and romance are in the stars.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Financial problems will surface if you have given someone the authority to handle a job, contract, or investment. Spend more time at home if it will help you improve your living space or the changes you want to pursue emotionally or physically.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Listen to your heart, but don't dismiss experience when it comes to making a final decision regarding love, romance, and your domestic situation. Anger will not help a situation that is causing confusion and uncertainty. Assess your situation honestly.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Face adversity head-on if you want to gain respect and the support you are looking for. Secret affairs will damage your reputation, and gossip will make others question your integrity. Concentrate on work and doing the best job possible.

Words I recently learned, their definitions, and what I originally thought they meant:

• underexposed (insufficient for proper or full development, as negatives in photography): not wearing pants.

• tendentious (biased): roughly halfway between onedentious and twentidentious.

• unsettle (to put into confusion): to get a divorce.

• whipsaw (to victimize in two opposite ways at once): the COOLEST WEAPON EVER!!1one.

• wisenheimer (a smart aleck): a shrewd virgin.

• urbanity (refined or elegant courtesy): how poor a politician considers you.

• rapscallion (rascal, ne'er-do-well): a species of alliumizzle, also commonly referred to as a "shallotizzle."

• zeroth (being numbered zero in a series): He's going to be the bad guy in Final Fantasy XIV. He has white hair and looks distinctly feminine. A stretch, I know.

• rectilinear (moving in a straight line): rectilinear? Hell, damn near killedilinear.

• ineffable (taboo): Ellen DeGeneres. By me, at least. Unless I got her really drunk. Hmmmm.

• jawboning (the use of spoken persuasion): really bad form fellatio.

• tittup (to move in a lively manner): near-antonym of "ass up, face down."

• clitic (a word that is treated in pronunciation as forming a part of a neighboring word and that is often unaccented or contracted): OK, OK, now you're just baiting me.

Andrew R. Juhl thanks Merriam-Webster and his own bad vocabulary for helping with today's Ledge.

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