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ineluctable

Definition: (adjective) Not to be avoided or escaped; inevitable.
Synonyms:inescapable, unavoidable
Usage:Those war plans rested on a belief in the ineluctable superiority of the offense over the defense. Discuss.
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Clara Schumann

Schumann, the wife of composer Robert Schumann, was a renowned pianist of her time. A child prodigy, she made her debut in 1830 and later performed with great success all over Europe. She was an outstanding interpreter of works by her husband and Johannes Brahms and was one of the first pianists to perform from memory. Her own compositions were mainly piano pieces and songs. Schumann supported her family financially and organized her own concert tours while also raising how many children? More... Discuss
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Wanted: Doctor of Chocolate

Humans have enjoyed chocolate for thousands of years, developing countless ways to prepare and consume it. Yet, in all these years, we have been unable to overcome the problem of chocolate melting in warm temperatures. So, Cambridge University is seeking a candidate to pursue a PhD in chocolate. Research will focus on studying the "fundamentals of heat-stable chocolate" and factors that can keep the tasty confection solid in warmer climes. More... Discuss
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US Retaliates against Al Qaeda for Embassy Bombings (1998)

On August 7, 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed, killing more than 200 people. Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda were believed to be responsible for the attacks. The US retaliated 13 days later with Operation Infinite Reach, a cruise missile strike that targeted terrorist camps in Afghanistan and a pharmaceutical factory in Sudan. Though the pharmaceutical plant was allegedly helping bin Laden build chemical weapons, the US was widely criticized for this attack. Why? More... Discuss
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Bernardo O'Higgins (1778?)

The illegitimate son of a Spanish officer of Irish origin, O'Higgins was educated in Peru, Spain, and England. When Napoleon invaded Spain in 1808 and Spanish control of Chile relaxed, O'Higgins became a member of Chile's new congress. Instrumental in defeating the Spanish in 1817, he was named the first Chilean head of state and proclaimed the country's independence in 1818. His financial, political, and social reforms aroused opposition, and he was deposed in 1823 and exiled to what country? More... Discuss
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I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.

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St. Stephen's Day (Hungary)

The founding of Hungary is commemorated on August 20, which is also the feast day of the founder of the country, St. Stephen of Hungary (c. 975-1038). He assumed the kingship in 1000 and worked to unite the various clans into a single Christian state. In 1950, the day was changed to Constitution Day by the communist regime, but it began celebrating St. Stephen again in 1990. More... Discuss
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