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Word of the Day: December 6, 2018

Word of the Day: December 6, 2018

wirework Definition: (noun) Mesh netting made of wires. Synonyms: grillwork Usage: His white mice live in a little pagoda of gaily-painted wirework, designed and made by himself. Discuss.  

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Whose Birthday Is It? December 5, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? December 5, 2018

Christina Rossetti (1830) Christina Rossetti was one of England’s most important female poets of the Victorian era. It is little wonder that she became a poet, given her lineage. Her great-grandfather was a poet, her grandfather was a writer and […]

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Quote of the Day: December 5, 2018

Quote of the Day: December 5, 2018

A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing. Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)  

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Word of the Day: December 5, 2018

Word of the Day: December 5, 2018

ascendancy Definition: (noun) The state that exists when one person or group has power over another. Synonyms: dominance, control Usage: Thanks to widespread governmental corruption and instability, the extremists are gaining ascendancy in the region. Discuss.  

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Whose Birthday Is It? December 3, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? December 3, 2018

Ellen Richards (1842) A Vassar graduate and the first woman admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology—”it being understood that her admission did not establish a precedent for the general admission of females”—chemist Ellen Richards was one of the US’s […]

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Quote of the Day: December 3, 2018

Quote of the Day: December 3, 2018

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. Jane Austen (1775-1817)  

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Word of the Day: December 3, 2018

Word of the Day: December 3, 2018

philology Definition: (noun) The humanistic study of language and literature. Synonyms: linguistics Usage: Another master had come, with a degree of doctor of philology from the University of Heidelberg…to teach French to the upper forms and German to anyone who […]

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Quote of the Day: November 30, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 30, 2018

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. Francis Bacon (1561-1626)  

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Word of the Day: November 30, 2018

Word of the Day: November 30, 2018

unreasoning Definition: (adjective) Not based on reason or evidence. Synonyms: blind Usage: After the funeral, when he saw her preparing to go away, he was seized with an unreasoning dread of being left alone on the farm; and before he […]

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Whose Birthday Is It? November 29, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 29, 2018

Mildred Gillars, AKA Axis Sally (1900) Mildred Sisk was born in Portland, Maine, but went to Europe in the 1920s, changed her name, and by 1934 was an English-language radio broadcaster in Berlin. During World War II, she broadcast Nazi […]

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Quote of the Day: November 29, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 29, 2018

Live all you can – it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven’t had that, what have you had? Henry James (1843-1916)  

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Word of the Day: November 29, 2018

Word of the Day: November 29, 2018

empathize Definition: (verb) Be understanding of. Synonyms: sympathize, understand Usage: Having changed schools several times as a child, I empathize with the transfer students. Discuss.  

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Whose Birthday Is It? November 28, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 28, 2018

Alexander Godunov (1949) Godunov was a Russian ballet dancer and film actor whose defection caused a diplomatic incident between the US and USSR. On August 21, 1979, while on tour with the Bolshoi Ballet in New York City, Godunov requested […]

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Quote of the Day: November 28, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 28, 2018

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving. George Eliot (1819-1880)  

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Word of the Day: November 28, 2018

Word of the Day: November 28, 2018

palmistry Definition: (noun) The practice or art of telling fortunes from the lines, marks, and patterns on the palms of the hands. Synonyms: chirology, chiromancy Usage: She dabbled in fortunetelling and palmistry. Discuss.  

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