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inchoate

Definition: (adjective) Only partly in existence; imperfectly formed.
Synonyms:incipient
Usage:Dave looked at Mr. James Ward wonderingly, until that gentleman broke his train of inchoate thought. Discuss. Play

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Future Continuous Tense

The future continuous tense (also known as the future progressive) is used to describe an unfinished action occurring in the future. How is the future continuous tense formed? More... Discuss

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Wimshurst Machine

Used chiefly as a demonstration apparatus, the Wimshurst machine is an electrostatic device capable of generating high voltages. The device has two large glass or mica discs that rotate in opposite directions, and each disc is in contact with a thin metal wiper that produces a charge on the disc by induction. The machine was named for its inventor, British engineer James Wimshurst, who developed it in the early 1880s. What defect in earlier electrostatic generators did Wimshurst eliminate? More... Discuss

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Mona Mahmudnizhad and Nine Other Baha'i Women Are Hanged in Iran (1983)

Prior to the 1979 Iranian revolution, the approximately 1 million Iranian Baha'is had generally prospered, despite widespread societal discrimination. Under the Iranian Islamic republic, which regards the religion as heresy, Baha'i was banned, Baha'i property was confiscated, thousands were imprisoned, and several hundred were executed. Among the youngest victims was 17-year-old Mona Mahmudnizhad, who was arrested in 1982 and hanged after several months in prison. What were the official charges? More... Discuss

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Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (1901)

The youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Anastasia was allegedly murdered at age 17 along with her parents and siblings during the Russian Revolution. After the family's execution, rumors swirled that Anastasia had managed to survive. The appearance of several imposters further fueled these rumors, as did the discovery of her family's burial site in 1991 with two bodies missing. Has anyone been able to conclusively prove that Anastasia was indeed killed with the rest of her family? More... Discuss

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Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.

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Viewpoint adverbs are often used to indicate __________________.




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pl.n. People claiming to be unusually enlightened with regard to a subject
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Cambodia Queen Sihanouk's Birthday

Her Majesty Norodom Monineath Sihanouk is the mother of King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia. The birthday of the Queen Mother is a national holiday in Cambodia, with government offices, schools, and many businesses closed. The holiday is a relatively quiet one, with no lavish festivities normally planned. This is in contrast to the three-day celebration of King Sihanouk's Birthday, the former king and late husband of Queen Sihanouk. More... Discuss

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live paycheck to paycheck

To spend all of the money one earns by or before the next time one is paid, thus saving none or very little in the process. Primarily heard in US. More... Discuss