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skepticism

Definition: (noun) Doubt about the truth of something.
Synonyms:disbelief, incredulity, mental rejection
Usage:Ghek made no reply, nor did his expressionless face denote either belief or skepticism. Discuss. Play

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Defining Adjective Phrases

An adjective phrase is an adjective and any additional information linked to it that work together to describe a noun or pronoun in a sentence. The adjective around which an adjective phrase is formed is known as what? More... Discuss

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Whipcracking

Whipcracking, producing a cracking sound with the use of a whip, originated with cattle herding and horse riding but has since become an art that crosses the boundaries of sport, hobby, and performance. It is featured in rodeo shows in the US and is a competitive sport in Australia. Rhythmic whipcracking is part of a variety of traditional cultures throughout many parts of Europe, especially Bavaria, where it is a performance art showcased in concerts. What produces a whip's "crack"? More... Discuss

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The United Nations Is Formally Established (1945)

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization founded to promote peace, security, and economic development. Representatives from the US, the UK, the Soviet Union, and China first met in 1944 to discuss the problems involved in creating such an agency, and the results of their talks became the basis for the UN Charter that was ratified in 1945. Established immediately after WWII, it replaced the essentially powerless League of Nations. Who first coined the term "United Nations"? More... Discuss

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The Kray Twins (1933)

Partners in crime, twins Reginald and Ronald Kray were the foremost perpetrators of organized crime in London's East End during the 1950s and 60s. The brothers managed to escape justice for some time, thanks in part to their intimidation of witnesses, political connections, and quasi-celebrity status as nightclub owners. Eventually, however, their luck ran out. In 1969, they were sentenced to life in prison for the murders of George Cornell and Jack McVitie. Why was Reginald eventually freed? More... Discuss

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I don't think, sir, you have a right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) Discuss

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Which of the following adverbs cannot fill in the blank space of the following sentence?
“________, I go to visit my sister on the weekend.”




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adj. Sufficient to satisfy a requirement or meet a need
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United Nations Day

The international peacekeeping organization known as the United Nations was formally established on October 24, 1945, in the wake of World War II. Each member nation observes October 24, and in some places the entire week is known as United Nations Week. In the United States, events taking place on this day include parades, international fairs, and dinners featuring foods from different countries. Schools frequently observe United Nations Day by holding folk festivals that teach students the music, songs, and dances of different countries. More... Discuss

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park the bus

In football (soccer), to employ all (or nearly all) of a team's active players in defending its own side of the pitch. More... Discuss