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Clean Slate

A fresh start. Tabula Rasa. Another chance after wiping out old experiences, failures, offenses or debts. To begin again without prejudice.

“Peter’s boss assured him that the matter was finished and he could start again with a clean slate.”

“Yesterday’s negotiations did not go well and we intend to start again today with a clean slate.”

“The company’s debts have been written off so that the new management can start with a clean slate.”


1. Free from cloudiness, obscurity, darkness. 2. Light. 3. Transparent, without discoloration, defect, or blemish. 4. The state in which a person is certain, who operates at cause over the various aspects of their life, can confront anything and everything in their past, present, or future.  5. A feeling of confidence, certainty, and clarity with no doubt. 6. The state of freedom from feelings of denial, guilt, shame, blame or justification.


1. The act or process of becoming clear. 2. The reciprocal exchange between banks of checks or drafts, and the settlement of the difference. 3. A graduated process of removing all reactions, buttons, triggers, fixed ideas, physical pain and painful emotion from a person’s life.  4. Locating places where a person’s attention is fixed and restoring their ability and self-determinism.


1. A person or group that uses the professional advice or service of a lawyer, accountant, advertising agency, architect, coach, consultant, etc. 2. A customer or patron. 3. Anyone under the patronage and protection of another. 4. A computer or application that communicates with a remote server.


1. A set of rules on any subject. 2. A systematic collection of statutes, a body of laws so arranged as to avoid inconsistency and overlapping. 3. A person’s standard of moral behavior. 4. A system used for brevity or secrecy of communication. 5. Any set of standards.

Code of Honor

1. Clearly stated conditions of acceptable comradeship and behavior among a group. 2. Rules by which social intercourse is regulated by a social group, and which are founded on a regard for reputation. 3. A set of rules or ethical principles governing an academic or professional community based on ideals that define what constitutes honorable behavior within that community. 4. A personal Code of Honor is a set of principles to which a person will adhere to during their journey through life. Includes social, ethical, and moral principles.

Code of Silence

1. A hidden mental program that is designed to hide, deny, obfuscate, trick, distract, avoid, and bury something that usually contains pain or a threat to the individual’s survival or something they hold precious. Used to defend against perceived threats to their vision of themselves or their image in the eyes of others. 2. An unwritten, often unspoken rule not to report on a friend or colleague’s errors, misconducts, or crimes, including illegal or immoral actions, brutality, violence, or theft. 3. A relationship’s unspoken agreement to keep abuse, immoral or socially unacceptable behavior secret and to avoid exposure or discovery. 4. A person’s unspoken agreement to protect their partner from the negative consequences of their actions and to protect themselves.


1. Something useful that can be turned to commercial advantage. 2. A product or service that is indistinguishable from ones manufactured or sold by competing companies and therefore sells primarily on the basis of price rather than quality or style. 3. Any unprocessed or partially processed good or resource, for example, grain, fruit, vegetable, or precious metal.


1. The interchange of ideas, thoughts, concepts, and feelings between two or more people. It includes duplication and comprehension by both the sender and receiver. 2. The act of making known, imparting. 3. To express oneself in such a way that one is readily and clearly understood.

Compound Interest

The interest on a loan is added to the principal so that the interest also earns interest. This addition of interest to the principal is called compounding. Over time the compounding effect accelerates. Increasing the interest rate, term, or principal amount maximizes the effect. For example, a $1,000 investment, earning 20% annual interest, over ten years, accumulates a total of $7,385.01.

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