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prejudicious

Definition: (adjective) Causing harm or injury.
Synonyms:damaging, detrimental, prejudicial
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Compound Nouns

A compound noun consists of two or more words (usually two nouns or an adjective and a noun) functioning as a single unit to name a person, place, or thing. What are the three written forms of compound nouns? More... Discuss

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Kayan Neck Rings

The Kayan are a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group known for their unusual tradition of body modification, which consists of coiling lengths of brass around women's necks. The coils are first applied to young girls when they are approximately five years old, and each coil is replaced with a longer one as the weight of the brass pushes the collar bone down and compresses the rib cage. Contrary to popular belief, the neck vertebrae are not actually lengthened. Can wearers remove the rings entirely? More... Discuss

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Elvis Presley Inducted into the US Army (1958)

Though World War II ended in 1945, military conscription in the US continued in peacetime, and in 1957, the 22-year-old "King of Rock and Roll" was drafted for a two-year stint in the army. Despite concerns about his career, Presley did not try to avoid service and was inducted into the army at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, in a ceremony mobbed by photographers. Five months later, and just a month before he was shipped out to Germany, Presley was granted a short emergency leave for what reason? More... Discuss

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Terrence Steven "Steve" McQueen (1930)

After a tumultuous childhood, reform school, and a stint in the US Marines, McQueen studied acting in New York, earning money on the weekends by racing motorcycles. He gained attention on Broadway and went on to star as a cool, stoic loner in many films, including The Great Escape and Papillon. In Bullitt's famous car chase scene, he even did some of the stunt driving. When he was 18 years old, McQueen saved the lives of five fellow Marines in the Arctic. How? More... Discuss

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Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.

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Things referred to by their brand use which kind of nouns?


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tr.v. To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast
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Argentina National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice

In Argentina, this is a public holiday that commemorates all those who lost their lives or otherwise suffered under the National Reorganization Process, a military dictatorship that seized power in Argentina on March 24, 1976. The junta held power for eight years, and in that time, at least 30,000 citizens were kidnapped, tortured, and executed for their political views. Around the country, art exhibitions, poetry readings, prayer services, and other cultural events are dedicated to remembering the events of March 24. More... Discuss

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go to hell in a handcart

To be in an extremely and increasingly bad or ruinous condition; to be on the inevitable path to utter failure or ruin. More... Discuss