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fizzle

Definition: (verb) To fail or end weakly, especially after a hopeful beginning.
Synonyms:peter out, taper off
Usage:The music just fizzled out—there was no proper ending to the concert. Discuss.

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Defining the Future Aspect

Although English has no future tense in the strict sense, we commonly refer to several structures that are used for future meaning as belonging to the "future tense." What are they? More... Discuss

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Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine, a psychostimulant that was first synthesized in 1893, was widely used by German soldiers during WWII. Physicians prescribe it as a treatment for hyperactivity, narcolepsy, and obesity, but it is often used illegally because it produces euphoria and suppresses appetite. However, a number of negative side effects may also result from its use, including the development of obsessions with repetitive tasks, skin picking compulsions, and amphetamine psychosis. What is "meth mouth"? More... Discuss

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Transylvanian Noble György Dózsa Roasted and Eaten as Punishment (1514)

Known for his wartime valor, Dózsa was tasked with leading an army for Pope Leo X's crusade in 1514. Though he assembled some 100,000 peasants, plans for the crusade were suddenly suspended. The peasants refused to disband, deciding instead to avenge mistreatment by their landlords. Rebellion quickly became full-scale revolution, with Dózsa's troops murdering nobles and burning castles. When the peasants were finally stopped at Temesvár, he was tortured in what bizarre way before being eaten? More... Discuss

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Sir Edmund Percival Hillary (1919)

Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer who, with Tenzing Norgay of Nepal, became the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Following the expedition, Hillary founded the Himalayan Trust, which built many schools and hospitals for the Sherpa people of Nepal. He continued climbing, later participated in the first crossing of Antarctica by vehicle, and even searched for the legendary abominable snowman in 1960. What unusual profession did Hillary have when not mountaineering? More... Discuss

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Are not there little chapters in everybody's life, that seem to be nothing, and yet affect all the rest of the history?

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) Discuss

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Which of the following is true only of dependent clauses?






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n. A popular, attractive girl or woman, especially the most attractive one of a group
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Colombia Independence Day

On the day they celebrate their independence from Spain, Colombians in the capital city of Bogotá often visit a historic place known as La Casa del Florero (The House of the Flowerpot). It was here that a Colombian storekeeper refused to lend a large flowerpot to the Spaniards. A riot ensued—the beginning of the revolt against Spain. There are Independence Day parades throughout the country on July 20. Schoolchildren march in their uniforms, and dancers perform in the costumes of their region. In the afternoon, people watch athletic games and listen to singing groups perform folk songs. More... Discuss

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salty dog

A sailor, especially a man, who is older and/or has had a lot of experience on the seas. More... Discuss