Daily Content Archive

(as of Wednesday, April 27, 2022)
Word of the Day

cudgel

Definition:(noun) A short heavy stick.
Synonyms:bastinado, club
Usage: She woke up with her head hurting as though it had been hit with a cudgel.
Daily Grammar Lesson

Forming Collective Adjectives

Collective adjectives are a subgroup of nominal adjectives, or adjectives that act as nouns. They are used to refer to a group of people based on a characteristic that they share. What article is usually added before the adjective? More...
Article of the Day

Forensics

Forensics is the science and practice of examining physical evidence in order to resolve legal issues, particularly those related to crimes. It comprises a range of scientific disciplines, like forensic toxicology, which focuses on the effects of drugs and toxins on the body, and forensic pathology, which aims to establish cause of death through examination of the corpse. Popular TV shows glamorizing forensics have given viewers unrealistic expectations of the field, a phenomenon dubbed what? More...
This Day in History

Grant's Tomb Dedicated (1897)

The remains of American Civil War general and US President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia Dent Grant, lie interred in Grant's Tomb. The granite and marble structure, designed by architect John Duncan, was completed in 1897 and dedicated on what would have been Grant's 75th birthday. The tomb complex is located in New York City's scenic Riverside Park. A major restoration by the National Park Service was completed by its centennial. What did Duncan use as a general model for his design? More...
Today's Birthday

Coretta Scott King (1927)

Coretta Scott King was the wife of slain civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., and a noted community leader in her own right. She was vocal in her opposition to apartheid, capital punishment, and war and advocated for women's rights, lesbian and gay rights, and HIV/AIDS prevention. In 1968, Mrs. King established The King Center, a memorial dedicated to promoting the legacy and ideals of her late husband. Why was she under FBI surveillance from 1968 to 1972? More...
Quotation of the Day
Look twice before you leap.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

Idiom of the Day

shaken up

Greatly startled, shocked, or upset. More...
Today's Holiday

Sierra Leone Independence Day (2022)

This national holiday celebrates the day Sierra Leone became independent from Britain in 1961. Independence Day festivities are especially elaborate in the capital city of Freetown. More...
Word Trivia

Today's topic: rustling

soughing - A soft rustling or murmuring sound—like the deep sigh of a sleeping baby. More...

frou-frou - From French for "a rustling." More...

murmur - Comes from the Latin word for "rustling," and can mean "complain, grumble about." More...

psithurism - The sound of wind in the trees and rustling of leaves. More...

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