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lissome

Definition: (adjective) Easily bent; supple.
Synonyms:lithe, supple, slender
Usage:There was a grace, which no austerity could diminish, about every movement of her lissome, slender form. Discuss. Play

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Subordinating Conjunctions Used to Convey a Reason

We use the subordinating conjunctions "in order that," "so that," and "so" to give a reason for an action. They are interchangeable in meaning, but differ in formality. Which one is the most formal? More... Discuss

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The Crater of Diamonds

Situated over an eroded volcanic pipe in Arkansas, Crater of Diamonds State Park is the world's only diamond-bearing site open to the public. The park features a 37-acre plowed field where visitors can prospect for diamonds and other gemstones. Moreover, they may keep whatever they find regardless of value. Since the area became a state park in 1972, visitors have taken home more than 25,000 diamonds. In 1924, the largest diamond ever unearthed in the US was found there. How many carats was it? More... Discuss

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Battle of Gettysburg Begins (1863)

The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War, resulting in some 50,000 casualties in three days. It took place in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and signaled a turning of the tide in favor of the Union. The site is now a national cemetery, at whose dedication on November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. Seamstress Ginnie Wade was the only documented civilian casualty of the battle. How did she die? More... Discuss

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Diana, Princess of Wales (1961)

From the time she became engaged to Prince Charles in 1981 until her death in a car accident in 1997, Diana was arguably the most famous woman in the world. A dedicated humanitarian, she campaigned against the use of landmines and called attention to the plight of AIDS victims. She also spoke publicly about her struggles with depression and bulimia. Her openness endeared her to many and stood in contrast to the traditional image of the royal family. Where did Diana work before marrying Charles? More... Discuss

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Vices are their own punishment.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Discuss

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penitently
unrepentantly
indecisively
ungracefully
graciously
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tolerably
fruitlessly
productively
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Which of the following is not a relative adverb?




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n. A particular manner of speaking; idiom
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corpuscle
mote
flagellation
snail
escargot
lashing
runoff
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overspill

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Botswana Sir Seretse Khama Day

July 1 is the birthday of Sir Seretse Khama, the man who led the nation of Botswana out of colonialism and laid the foundation for a modern democracy in his country. Sir Seretse Khama Day is a national holiday, observed across Botswana as a day to remember Khama's contributions to his homeland. In celebrations in Serowe, Khama's birthplace, people proceed from various points to the main town center. Traditional dances, such as the tsutsube, are performed. Speeches and ceremonies are made at the city's statue honoring Khama, and a wreath is laid at his grave in the royal cemetery. More... Discuss

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Idiom of the Day

be tipping (it) down

To be raining very heavily. Primarily heard in UK. More... Discuss