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calumniate

Definition: (verb) To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
Synonyms:asperse, besmirch, defame, slander, smirch, denigrate, sully, smear
Usage:Martha knew it was wrong to calumniate her former employer, but she was still so angry about being fired that she could not help herself.
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Venice

The Italian city of Venice spans more than 100 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon of the Adriatic Sea. Separating the islands are about 150 narrow canals crossed by some 400 bridges. The curving Grand Canal is the city's main traffic artery. Now a tourist, commercial, and industrial center, Venice was at its artistic peak during the Renaissance, and it owes its origin to refugees who came to the islands while fleeing Lombard invaders in the 6th century. What are traghetti? More...
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Ukraine Calls Russia Convoy Trespass "Invasion"

Ukraine's security chief has denounced Russia's "direct invasion" after a convoy of more than 100 Russian trucks purported to be carrying humanitarian aid crossed into Ukraine on Thursday without permission and without a Red Cross escort. The trucks were reportedly escorted by armed rebel fighters. The US, EU, and NATO quickly condemned Russia's violation of Ukraine's border, and the UN is to convene an emergency meeting to discuss this latest escalation in the crisis. More...
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William Wallace Is Executed (1305)

Wallace was a Scottish knight who, during the Wars of Scottish Independence, led a resistance movement against the English occupation. He gained control of Scotland briefly, but a Scottish knight betrayed him to the English in 1305. Found guilty of treason, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered. Much of what is known about his life is based on legend and the patriotic epic, The Wallace, written by 15th-century minstrel Blind Harry. What was done with Wallace's remains after his execution? More...
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Georges Cuvier (1769)

Cuvier was a renowned French naturalist and zoologist considered the founder of comparative anatomy. He rejected the theory of evolution and instead embraced catastrophism, which proposes that geological changes on Earth have been caused by sudden upheaval rather than by gradual and continuing processes. He also greatly advanced the science of paleontology by reconstructing the soft parts of fossils deduced from their skeletal remains. What extinct flying reptile did Cuvier identify and name? More...
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The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

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Festival of the Giants

One of Belgium's more distinctive and colorful pageants, held in Ath (or Aat), highlights the "Marriage of the Giants." The giants—Goliath and his bride, strong-man Samson, a warrior named Ambiorix, and several others—20-foot-tall figures made of wicker and cloth, are paraded through the streets. After they lumber through the streets to the Church of St. Julien, Goliath and his lady are married. Besides the procession, the day is marked by the shooting of muskets, revelry, eating, drinking, and dancing. More...
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