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analogue

Definition: (noun) Something that bears an analogy to something else.
Synonyms:parallel
Usage:Surimi is marketed as an analogue of crabmeat. Discuss. Play

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Joining Coordinate Adjectives

When we use multiple adjectives to describe the same noun, we may or may not use commas between them, depending on how the adjectives function together. In general, we do use commas between coordinate adjectives. What are coordinate adjectives? More... Discuss

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Masada

Masada is a mountaintop fortress in Israel. According to the ancient historian Josephus, it was fortified by Herod the Great in the 1st century BCE. In 66 CE, at the beginning of the Jewish uprising against the Romans, a group of rebels captured Masada. They retained control of the fortress until 73 CE, when, besieged by the Romans, they committed mass suicide rather than surrender. Excavated in the 1950s and 60s, Masada is now a major tourist attraction. How do visitors reach the top of Masada? More... Discuss

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Revolt Aboard the Amistad (1839)

In 1839, 53 African slaves being transported on the Spanish merchant ship La Amistad revolted against their captors. Having gained control of the ship, they demanded that the navigator set a course for Africa. However, he deceived them and sailed the ship northward until it was intercepted by the US Navy off the coast of New York. After a widely publicized court battle, the Supreme Court ruled that the Africans were not legally slaves and ordered them freed. What does amistad mean? More... Discuss

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Imelda Marcos (1929)

Marcos was First Lady of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986, when her husband's regime was overthrown, forcing them to flee to Hawaii. Following her exile, Marcos was elected to the Philippines House of Representatives in 1995, in between two unsuccessful bids for the presidency. Her personal excesses, however, made her a controversial figure, and she has since faced a number of charges in anti-corruption court. Notorious for her shoe collection, Marcos reportedly once owned how many pairs? More... Discuss

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There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) Discuss

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capitalistic
obtuse
spurious
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The subjunctive mood can be used to express which of the following?




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adj. tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage
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imperil
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Bahia Independence Day

The consolidation of Brazilian independence in the state of Bahia is remembered each year with a procession following the path that the Brazilians took when they defeated Portuguese troops there in 1823. Folkloric characters like the caboclo, who symbolizes the superiority of native strength over the colonizers, have worked their way into this primarily civic celebration. More... Discuss

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to a turn

For exactly the right amount of time necessary or desired (used almost exclusively in reference to how well meat is cooked). More... Discuss