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graybeard

Definition: (noun) A man who is very old.
Synonyms:old man, Methuselah
Usage:"So, fellow-pilgrims," said he, "here we are, seven wise men, and one fair damsel—who, doubtless, is as wise as any graybeard of the company." Discuss. Play

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Inflection (Accidence)

Inflection (also known as accidence or flection) is the way in which a word is changed or altered in form in order to achieve a new, specific meaning. What is declension? More... Discuss

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The End of Civilization

Throughout history, people have feared that civilization, human life, and even planet Earth could one day come to an end, either as a result of natural, manmade, or supernatural causes. Catastrophic doomsday scenarios include antibiotic resistant super-bacteria devastating humanity and runaway global warming rendering Earth's climate uninhabitable. Among the more bizarre potential threats is what field of science, which some fear will give rise to out-of-control, self-replicating robots? More... Discuss

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Six-Year-Old Adam Walsh Kidnapped (1981)

Adam Walsh disappeared in 1981 after his mother left him playing video games at a department store in Hollywood, Florida, while she shopped nearby. Two weeks later, his severed head was found in a canal, but the investigation was largely mishandled, and no one was ever arrested. His father, John Walsh, devoted his life to advocating for missing children and became the host of the TV show America's Most Wanted. In 2008, police closed the case on Adam. Who do they believe killed him? More... Discuss

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Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge (1904)

Bainbridge was an American physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project, the US government program that produced the first atomic bomb. He was the director of Project Trinity, the first nuclear test explosion—the sole test before the bombs were used. The successful test took place in New Mexico on July 16, 1945, and Bainbridge called the blast "a foul and awesome display." He later became an outspoken opponent of nuclear testing. What was Bainbridge's other notable scientific accomplishment? More... Discuss

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A boy's love comes from a full heart; a man's is more often the result of a full stomach. Indeed, a man's sluggish current may not be called love, compared with the rushing fountain that wells up when a boy's heart is struck with the heavenly rod.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Discuss

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Finite verbs correspond to a specific subject and ________.




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n. An agent that promotes recovery from injury or ailment; a medicine
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North Korea Victory Day

Victory Day marks the end of the Korean War, the three-year conflict between North Korea and South Korea. On July 27, 1953, the opponents signed an armistice that formally ended the war. Victory Day is a public holiday observed throughout North Korea. Officials and citizens mark the occasion by laying wreaths and flowers at military cemeteries and monuments nationwide. In the capital city, Pyongyang, public celebrations can include displays by military personnel, dance performances, and youth oratorical events. More... Discuss

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lose (one's) faith (in something or someone)

To stop believing (in someone or something); to become disillusioned, embittered, or doubtful (about something or someone). (When said simply as "lose faith," it is often in reference to losing religious faith in God.) More... Discuss