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Books Anat

“Anat” is Pittsburghese for “and that” for those of you not familiar with the dialect spoken in the City of Champions.  I have a fondness for books and look forward to retirement so that I will have an extra six hours to read each day.  I actually work more than six hours and you have to add commuting time to get a better picture of how much additional time I will have. 

Audacity (aw – das – it – ee)

Audacity is defined as:

“Bold or insolent heedlessness of restraints, as of those imposed by prudence, propriety, or convention.  An act or instance of intrepidity or insolent heedlessness.”

Synonyms:  nerve, boldness, recklessness, rashness, intrepidity, dauntless, cheek, gall, presumption, chutzpah, impudence, effrontery

Can you use it in a sentence?

Some note the audacity of Barack Obama having written two autobiographies before he had really accomplished anything.  

Can you give me an example? 

Barack Obama writing TWO autobiographies before he had accomplished anything more than being elected to public office.