Writing is my ‘encore career’, a phrase I discovered today on a Baby Boomer ‘life transitions’ site.

Applause, please, from the audience!!!!clapping

I’ve written thousands of clinical reports…and some of them contained fabulous fiction, I’ve observed numerous times. I’ve never lied, but I have amplified the facts to convince an insurer to pay.… ...

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hyperbolic

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Of or pertaining to hyperbole.
2. Of or pertaining to hyperbola.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Greek hyperbole (excess), from hyperballein (to exceed), from hyper- + ballein (to throw). Earliest documented use: 1646, 1676. (wow – before there were American politicians, media, and policy wonks)

NOTES:

Logic suggests that when you employ hyperbole in your discourse, you are doing what a devil does (to throw), etymologically speaking. 
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happy satr“I am a star!”

This statement of self-respect has knocked a few people off their axis. Relatively speaking, I’m thought to be prideful and/or addled by some – I see it in their squinty stink eyes. I do not fit into the more regular shapes of round, square, or triangular, so it’s even more difficult to jam my peg into place.… ...

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