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pensive

Definition: (adjective) Deeply or seriously thoughtful.
Synonyms:contemplative, meditative, musing, pondering, reflective, ruminative, brooding, broody
Usage:Emma's pensive meditations, as she walked home, were not interrupted; but on entering the parlor, she found those who must rouse her. Discuss.

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Adjectives with Multiple Comparative Forms

Comparative adjectives are adjectives that compare differences between the attributes of two nouns. We form comparative adjectives either by adding "-er" to the end of the adjective, or by adding the word "more" (or "less") before the adjective. However, some adjectives have two generally accepted comparative forms. What are some such adjectives? More... Discuss

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Murder, Inc.

Murder, Inc., is the name given by the press to the band of professional killers who operated throughout the US in the 1930s and 40s as the enforcement arm of the Syndicate, a confederation of organized crime groups. Allegedly protected by corrupt politicians, they were able to commit well over 100 murders before law enforcement authorities launched a campaign against the mob that resulted in a number of convictions and executions. Who were some of the notorious members of Murder, Inc.? More... Discuss

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Nazi Officials Decide on "The Final Solution" (1942)

In early 1942, Nazi officials held a conference at Lake Wannsee in Berlin to discuss what "final solution" would be used to eliminate the Jewish population of Europe. On paper, the plan called for gathering Jews into camps for deportation to work details in the East. The official record of the meeting does not mention killing but notes that the "evacuation" was to happen as soon as possible. Who later admitted that the actual conversation at the meeting differed significantly from the record? More... Discuss

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Allan Haines Lockheed (1889)

Though Malcolm and Allan Loughead attended only elementary school, the mechanically gifted brothers built their first airplane in 1913. Malcolm soon left the industry, but Allan persisted. Though several of his aircraft companies failed, his name—with the spelling changed to Lockheed—would eventually be connected to one of the world's largest aerospace manufacturers. Who once turned down a flight in Lockheed's first plane by saying he would not fly in any plane "for all the money in California"? More... Discuss

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Truth is the summit of being; justice is the application of it to affairs.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss

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Which of the following can be separable in a sentence?




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pl.n. The projecting overhang at the lower edge of a roof
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Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde National Heroes' Day

Citizens of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde have great reverence for Amílcar Cabral (1921–1973), a nationalist leader who was assassinated before he could see his native Guinea-Bissau and nearby Cape Verde achieve independence from Portugal. The two countries settled on January 20 as their National Heroes' Day because it falls on the anniversary of Cabral's murder. A public holiday, National Heroes' Day commemorates the legacies of Cabral and other freedom fighters. Leftist associations have observed the day by holding symposiums on the writings and political theories of Cabral. More... Discuss

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be a long shot

To be very risky, uncertain, or unlikely to succeed. (Of an attempt, proposition, or guess.) More... Discuss