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hebdomadal

Definition: (adjective) Of or occurring every seven days.
Synonyms:weekly
Usage:A little solace came at tea-time, in the shape of a double ration of bread...with the delicious addition of a thin scrape of butter: it was the hebdomadal treat to which we all looked forward from Sabbath to Sabbath. Discuss.

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Adverbs in the Positive Degree

An adverb refers to any element in a sentence used to modify a verb, adjective, another adverb, or even an entire clause. What are adverbs in the positive degree? More... Discuss

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Unsolved Problems in Physics

The field of physics has expanded exponentially in the last few centuries, but scientists still grapple with a number of problems and questions that remain unsolved. Several of these problems are theoretical: they involve observed phenomena that existing theories seem incapable of explaining. Others are experimental: they concern theories that do not lend themselves to testing or phenomena that cannot be investigated in greater detail. What are several of the most prominent unsolved problems? More... Discuss

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SWAT Team Retrieves Elián González from Relatives in Miami (2000)

In late 1999, 5-year-old Elián González and his mother left Cuba on a boat with a dozen other people seeking asylum in the US. Elián's mother and several others died during the voyage, and Elián was found on an inner tube by fishermen off the coast of Florida. He was released into the custody of his uncle in Miami, but his father in Cuba pressed for his return. The custody dispute ended in an armed raid on the Miami house, and Elián returned to Cuba with his father. What has he said since? More... Discuss

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Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909)

A dual citizen of Italy and the US, Levi-Montalcini did her most important work with American biochemist Stanley Cohen. Studying mouse tumors implanted in chicken embryos, the pair isolated a nerve-growth factor in 1952, the first of many cell-growth factors found in animals. For this discovery, they were awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. In 2001, she was made a "senator for life" in the Italian senate. In what unusual place did Levi-Montalcini build her first laboratory? More... Discuss

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Life may be a vale of tears, all right, but there are some folks who enjoy weeping.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) Discuss

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Complete the following sentence with the most appropriate interjection:
“________! I really thought we were going to lose!”




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Earth Day

The first Earth Day was observed on April 22, 1970, to draw public attention to the need for cleaning up the earth's air and water and for conserving our natural resources. Earth Day is now observed regularly throughout the United States and in many other countries. Typical ways of celebrating Earth Day include planting trees, picking up roadside trash, and conducting various programs for recycling and conservation. Schoolchildren may be asked to use only recyclable containers for their snacks and lunches, and families often try to give up wasteful habits. More... Discuss

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a motor mouth

A person who talks incessantly or irrepressibly. More... Discuss