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perturb

Definition: (verb) Disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed.
Synonyms:cark, disorder, disquiet, unhinge, distract, trouble
Usage:She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill. Discuss. Play

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Forming Complex Sentences

The order of the independent and dependent clause in a complex sentence is flexible. We can structure complex sentences with the independent clause first or with the dependent clause first. When the dependent clause is placed first, what do we generally follow it with? More... Discuss

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The Swing Riots

In 1830, England was the site of a widespread uprising of impoverished and landless agricultural laborers who aimed to stop wage reductions and rid farms of threshing machines, which minimized the need for manual labor. The rioters destroyed barns, workhouses, and over 100 threshers but killed no one. The events were named for Captain Swing, whose name was signed on threatening letters sent to farmers, magistrates, and others. Who was he? More... Discuss

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Creation of the World, According to Archbishop James Ussher (4004 BCE)

For centuries, Christian scholars have tried to deduce the precise date of creation, using Biblical sources to help guide them. One such scholar, 17th-century Irish archbishop James Ussher, devised a system of dates that sets the creation of the world at 4004 BCE. Ussher's chronology rests upon the beliefs that creation began in autumn—the season that marks the start of the year according to the Jewish lunisolar calendar—near the autumnal equinox and that creation began on what day of the week? More... Discuss

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John Heisman (1869)

Memorialized after his death by the trophy that bears his name, Heisman was an American collegiate football coach and one of the game's greatest innovators. He was responsible for legalizing the forward pass in 1906, and he originated the center snap and the "hike" count signals of the quarterback in starting play. He coached at several colleges between 1892 and 1927, compiling a record of 185 wins, 68 losses, and 18 ties. What team did he coach to a record 222-0 victory in 1916? More... Discuss

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Brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) Discuss

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Nominal adjectives are preceded by the word ________.




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n. A government order prohibiting the movement of merchant ships into or out of its ports
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Hungary Republic Day

In Hungary, Republic Day and the 1956 Revolution are celebrated on October 23 and originally commemorated the 1956 uprising against Soviet control. On October 23, 1989, in honor of the previous revolution, Hungarians established a new republic, amending the constitution to allow multiparty politics, public assembly, and create separation of power in the government. More... Discuss

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the outside world

The people, culture, ideas, or experiences beyond an enclosed, sheltered, or remote place, situation or environment. More... Discuss