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readjust

Definition: (verb) Adjust anew.
Synonyms:readapt
Usage:Some soldiers find it hard to readjust to civilian life when they leave the army. Discuss. Play

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Mitigators and Intensifiers

Adverbial phrases are commonly formed when an adverb's intensity is being modified by another adverb. These modifying adverbs are known as "mitigators" and "intensifiers." How do mitigators and intensifiers each function in a sentence? More... Discuss

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Laser Construction

Lasers are constructed from three principal parts: an energy source called the pump source; a gain, or laser, medium where amplification takes place; and an optical resonator, usually formed by two or more mirrors. The first laser, built in 1960, used a ruby rod with polished ends and produced intense pulses of red light. Since then, various materials have been used as the active media in lasers, including solids, such as crystals, as well as gasses and liquids. What are superluminescent lasers? More... Discuss

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The King's Cross Fire (1987)

Toward the end of the evening rush hour on November 18, 1987, a fire broke out beneath an escalator at King's Cross station in central London. The busy train station was still crowded with commuters, and while many escaped the resulting blaze, 31 fell victim. More than 60 others suffered injuries ranging from smoke inhalation to severe burns. It is believed that a discarded match likely sparked the conflagration. For how many years did the identity of one of the fire's victims remain a mystery? More... Discuss

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Wilma Pearl Mankiller (1945)

Mankiller was the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation, serving from 1985 to 1995. Her family lived on Cherokee lands in Oklahoma before moving to San Francisco under the Bureau of Indian Affairs' relocation policy. Mankiller became involved in Native American issues there and returned to Oklahoma in 1977. She ascended the ranks of the male-dominated Cherokee society and improved relations between the Cherokees and the federal government. What health issues did she overcome during her life? More... Discuss

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There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) Discuss

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curse
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Choose the correct demonstrative adjective to complete the sentence:
“Stay away from ____ black dog next door.”




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adj. Emitting light, especially emitting self-generated light
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Today's Holiday

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World's Championship Duck-Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival

This annual sporting event in Stuttgart, Arkansas, was first held in 1936 and attracted 17 contestants. Today, there are hundreds of participants in the various calling events. This celebration of the waterfowl hunting season is held when the rice fields around Stuttgart have been harvested and the ducks have ample opportunity for feeding. The related events that have sprung up around the contest have been formalized as the Wings Over the Prairie Festival. Included are fun shoots, an arts and crafts fair, a sportsmen's dinner and dance, a 10K race, and a duck-gumbo cookoff. More... Discuss

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not do a stroke (of work)

To not do any work at all. More... Discuss