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Word of the Day: November 12, 2018

Word of the Day: November 12, 2018

clavicle Definition: (noun) Bone linking the scapula and sternum. Synonyms: collarbone Usage: He will be out for the rest of the season thanks to a broken clavicle. Discuss.  

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Whose Birthday Is It? November 9, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 9, 2018

Benjamin Banneker (1731) Banneker was a free African American who was largely self-educated in astronomy and mathematics. In 1761, he drew attention by building a wooden clock that kept precise time for some 50 years. He accurately predicted a solar […]

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Quote of the Day: November 9, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 9, 2018

It isn’t possible to love and to part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: […]

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Word of the Day: November 9, 2018

Word of the Day: November 9, 2018

light-minded Definition: (adjective) Showing inappropriate levity. Synonyms: flippant Usage: The light-minded woman had been discovering good matches for her daughter almost from the year of her birth. Discuss.  

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Whose Birthday Is It? November 8, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 8, 2018

Hermann Rorschach (1884) Rorschach, a Swiss psychiatrist, devised his eponymous inkblot test to gauge the perceptions, intelligence, and emotional traits of his patients and used it to gather data for his 1921 book Psychodiagnostics. Based on the idea that people […]

by · November 8, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 8, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 8, 2018

Whence come the highest mountains? … They come out of the sea. That testimony is inscribed on their stones, and on the walls of their summits. Out of the deepest must the highest come to its height. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) […]

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Word of the Day: November 8, 2018

Word of the Day: November 8, 2018

refutation Definition: (noun) The speech act of answering an attack on your assertions. Synonyms: defense Usage: His refutation of the charges was short and persuasive. Discuss.  

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Whose Birthday Is It? November 7, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 7, 2018

Konrad Lorenz (1903) As a boy, Lorenz nursed sick animals from the local zoo. He became a zoologist and studied the behavior of birds, emphasizing innate as opposed to learned behaviors and focusing on imprinting, a rapid learning process in […]

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Quote of the Day: November 7, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 7, 2018

If a man means to be hard, let him keep in his saddle and speak from that height, above the level of pleading eyes, and with the command of a distant horizon. George Eliot (1819-1880)  

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Word of the Day: November 7, 2018

Word of the Day: November 7, 2018

cleave Definition: (verb) Separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument. Synonyms: rive, split Usage: The axe had cleaved open the back of his skull. Discuss.  

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Whose Birthday Is It? November 6, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 6, 2018

James Naismith (1861) While teaching physical education in 1891, Naismith was tasked with creating a safe and inexpensive indoor sport to occupy his students during the Massachusetts winter. His game involved throwing a soccer ball through suspended half-bushel peach baskets, […]

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Quote of the Day: November 6, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 6, 2018

I am as desirous of being a good neighbor as I am of being a bad subject. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)  

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Word of the Day: November 6, 2018

Word of the Day: November 6, 2018

middling Definition: (adjective) Lacking exceptional quality or ability. Synonyms: mediocre, average, fair Usage: The performance was middling at best, but for some reason the audience still rose to its feet at the end of the show for a standing ovation. […]

by · November 6, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? November 5, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 5, 2018

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850) When her Poems of Passion was published in 1883, Wheeler gained notoriety for writing “immoral” poetry. Her subsequent works showed a marked change in content, focusing on temperance, religion, and sentimental, inspirational verse. Her best known […]

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Quote of the Day: November 5, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 5, 2018

One can’t stay sad very long in such an interesting world, can one? Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)  

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