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Word of the Day: December 13, 2018

Word of the Day: December 13, 2018

intoxication Definition: (noun) A temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol. Synonyms: drunkenness, inebriety, insobriety, tipsiness Usage: Kevin drank beer after beer, heedless of the hangover that would undoubtedly follow his intoxication. Discuss.  

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Whose Birthday Is It? December 12, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? December 12, 2018

Helen Frankenthaler (1928) A member of abstract expressionism’s second generation, Frankenthaler was greatly influenced by Jackson Pollock. Inspired by his way of working on a canvas laid on the floor rather than mounted upright, Frankenthaler developed a technique for staining […]

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Quote of the Day: December 12, 2018

Quote of the Day: December 12, 2018

Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love. William Shakespeare (1564-1616)  

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Word of the Day: December 12, 2018

Word of the Day: December 12, 2018

unbridled Definition: (adjective) Not restrained or controlled. Synonyms: unchecked, uncurbed, ungoverned Usage: My own spirits were high, and I bounded along with feelings of unbridled joy and hilarity. Discuss.  

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Whose Birthday Is It? December 11, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? December 11, 2018

Max Born (1882) A prominent German physicist, Born taught theoretical physics at the University of Göttingen from 1921 to 1933, until Nazi policies forced him—a person of Jewish descent—to flee to England, where he continued to teach at the university […]

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Quote of the Day: December 11, 2018

Quote of the Day: December 11, 2018

“My country, right or wrong,” is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, “My mother, drunk or sober.” Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)  

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Word of the Day: December 11, 2018

Word of the Day: December 11, 2018

oscillate Definition: (verb) Be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action. Synonyms: hover, vacillate, vibrate Usage: He continues to oscillate between accepting the prestigious promotion and retiring. Discuss.  

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Whose Birthday Is It? December 10, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? December 10, 2018

Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (1787) A promising student with varied interests, Gallaudet earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale, after which he attended seminary and became a preacher. However, upon meeting 9-year-old Alice Cogswell, the deaf daughter of a neighbor, […]

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Quote of the Day: December 10, 2018

Quote of the Day: December 10, 2018

Academy: A modern school where football is taught. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)  

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Word of the Day: December 10, 2018

Word of the Day: December 10, 2018

head-to-head Definition: (adjective) Involving two persons; intimately private. Synonyms: tete-a-tete Usage: The quiet, uncrowded restaurant was the perfect setting for the couple’s head-to-head conversation. Discuss.  

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Whose Birthday Is It? December 7, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? December 7, 2018

Gerard Peter Kuiper (1905) The “father of modern planetary science,” Dutch-American astronomer Gerard Kuiper made many discoveries about the solar system, among them the presence of a methane atmosphere around Saturn’s satellite Titan and a carbon dioxide-rich one on Mars […]

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Quote of the Day: December 7, 2018

Quote of the Day: December 7, 2018

All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince. Plato (427 BC-347 BC)  

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Word of the Day: December 7, 2018

Word of the Day: December 7, 2018

self-aggrandizement Definition: (noun) The act or practice of enhancing or exaggerating one’s own importance, power, or reputation. Synonyms: ego trip Usage: The speaker encouraged bursts of applause from the crowd, which many suspected was merely a form of self-aggrandizement.  

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Whose Birthday Is It? December 6, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? December 6, 2018

Henry VI of England (1421) Henry VI became king of England when he was not yet nine months old. That same year, the English proclaimed the infant the successor to the French throne, but France did not recognize this. The […]

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Quote of the Day: December 6, 2018

Quote of the Day: December 6, 2018

One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him. Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)  

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