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single-minded

Definition: (adjective) Steadfast; resolute.
Synonyms:resolved
Usage:He was single-minded in his determination to stop smoking. Discuss. Play

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Defining Causative Verbs

Causative verbs indicate that a person, place, or thing is causing an action or an event to happen. Causative verbs are followed by a noun or pronoun and a non-causative verb in what form? More... Discuss

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Peter the Great

Peter I was Tsar of Russia from 1682 to 1725. Credited with introducing Western technology and raising Russia to a position among the great European powers, he is widely considered one of the outstanding rulers and reformers in Russian history. However, some of his reforms were implemented viciously, and his legacy has been seen as a model for Joseph Stalin's brutal transformation of Russian life. What did he do when he suspected that his son was conspiring against him? More... Discuss

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Theatre Royal Opens at Covent Garden in London, England (1732)

The original Covent Garden playhouse, called the Theatre Royal, was built in 1732 and hosted performances of plays, pantomimes, and opera. Twice destroyed by fire and rebuilt, the theater that stands today is the third built on the site. The Royal Ballet began performing there in 1946. The Royal Opera House reopened in 1999 after an 18-month renovation. It seats 2,268 people and consists of four tiers of boxes and balconies. What actor financed the construction of the original theater in 1732? More... Discuss

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Larry Bird (1956)

Bird was an American basketball player. After spending most of his collegiate career at Indiana State University, he was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1978 and became a perennial all-star. He led the Celtics to three championships and was named the league's most valuable player as many times. He retired after winning gold with the 1992 US Olympic "Dream Team." What future rival did Bird face in a college basketball championship game and then again in three professional championship series? More... Discuss

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A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

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Too is a focusing adverb that stresses ________.




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tr.v. To form a circle or ring around; surround
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Burning the Devil

La Quema del Diablo takes place in Guatemala. Men dressed as devils chase children through the streets from the start of Advent until December 7, the eve of the Immaculate Conception. On this day, fires are lit in the streets of Guatemala City and other towns, and the devils' reign of terror comes to an end. More... Discuss

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aha moment

A moment or instance at which a sudden, revelatory idea, realization, or solution to a problem comes to mind. More... Discuss