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frequency

Definition: (noun) The number of occurrences within a given time period.
Synonyms:oftenness
Usage:The frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older. Discuss.

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Forming Superlative Adjectives

We form superlative adjectives either by adding "-est" to the end of the adjective, or by adding the word "most" before the adjective. Although there are some exceptions, we can follow some simple general rules for forming superlative adjectives. What are they? More... Discuss

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Tillamook Cheddar, Canine Artist

Tillamook Cheddar was a Jack Russell terrier that had the distinction of being the world's most widely shown and successful living animal painter. Using her claws and teeth, she created abstract expressionist paintings, drawings, etchings, and sculptures that have been compared to those of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Her works have been featured in solo exhibitions in the US, Belgium, and the Netherlands. What have art critics said about her works? More... Discuss

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Studio 54 Opens in New York (1977)

The disco craze was relatively short-lived, beginning in the mid-1970s and fading by the 1980s, yet it had a lasting influence on the music scene. A beat-driven style of dance music, disco got its name from the "discotheque," the type of nightclub where it originated. No discotheque was more central to disco than Studio 54, the Manhattan club famous for its mix of celebrities, beautiful people, and hedonism. The club paralleled disco's demise and closed in 1980. What is the space used for today? More... Discuss

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Fanny Blankers-Koen (1918)

Representing her native Netherlands, Blankers-Koen made her Olympic debut at the 1936 Berlin Games but failed to medal. Two years later, she set her first world record in track and field. Unfortunately for her, both the 1940 and 1944 Games were cancelled due to WWII, so she had to wait until 1948's Summer Games in London to compete again. In addition to losing precious years, the athlete gave birth twice in the interim. Still, she went on to win four gold medals in London, earning what nickname? More... Discuss

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Unless wicked ideas take root in a naturally depraved mind, human nature, in a right and wholesome state, revolts at crime. Still, from an artificial civilization have originated wants, vices, and false tastes, which occasionally become so powerful as to ... lead us into guilt and wickedness.

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) Discuss

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Which choice correctly converts the following active-voice sentence into the passive voice?
“You should congratulate your sister on her academic achievement.”




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n. A curved form, especially a semicircular panel, window, or recess
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Tanzania Union Day

On April 26, 1964, the East African countries of Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the United Republic of Tanzania. Union Day celebrates this merger. In the city of Dar es Salaam, speeches and a parade mark Union Day. Dignitaries from nearby countries join Tanzanian government officials in these festivities. In 2004, to mark Union Day, Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa pardoned nearly 4,500 prisoners who had been sentenced for minor crimes or who had less than three years to serve of a longer sentence. More... Discuss

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move house

To relocate from one house or place of residence to another. Primarily heard in UK. More... Discuss