Words for a New Year

Usher in a new year with these words related to making a fresh start.

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  1. auspicious
    auguring favorable circumstances and good luck
    Chinese astrology holds that people born in the Year of the Pig live comfortable, affluent lives, and Chinese parents are known to time births to get under an auspicious sign.
  2. goal
    the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve
    The way we’re usually told to resist desires for immediate pleasures that get in the way of pursuing long-term goals is to use willpower.
  3. opportunity
    a possibility from a favorable combination of circumstances
    Officials call it an invigorating opportunity to get outside and celebrate the new year.
  4. optimism
    the hopeful feeling that all is going to turn out well
    We’re putting together the January issue, and January for us is about optimism and hope.
  5. reflect
    throw or bend back from a surface
    In her speech, Queen Elizabeth II reflected on her long life and encouraged people to treat others with respect.
  6. reinvent
    bring back into existence
    She's the Queen of Pop, known for constantly reinventing herself over the years.
  7. resolution
    a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner
    ARE YOU still looking for a resolution to keep in the new year, something more meaningful than visiting the gym regularly or avoiding saturated fats?
  8. resolve
    find a solution or answer
    I resolve to work with those who disagree with me to find common ground, and if we can't, to respect them as fellow citizens.
  9. usher
    someone employed to conduct others
    The world ushered in 2019 in a variety of ways, with major capitals and cultural centers drawing the most revelers – and attention.
  10. willpower
    the trait of firmly controlling your own behavior
    You need more metrics to see if your efforts at the gym and willpower at the table are paying off.

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