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malleable

Definition: (adjective) Capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out.
Synonyms:tractile, ductile, pliant, tensile
Usage:I am not very handy with a chisel, so when I sculpt, I prefer to use malleable materials that I can bend and shape as I please. Discuss. Play

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Defining Interrogative Adjectives

Like all adjectives, interrogative adjectives (also known as "interrogative determiners") modify nouns and pronouns. English has three interrogative adjective. What are they? More... Discuss

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The Scofield Reference Bible

In the mid-1600s, Archbishop James Ussher of Ireland calculated the date of Creation as 4004 BCE. For many modern-day Christians, the first time they encountered that date was in the pages of the Scofield Reference Bible. Written in 1909 and revised in 1917, the work contained the traditional King James Version of the Bible along with detailed commentary, a thematic cross-referencing system, and a chronological framework. The work promoted dispensationalism, which is a belief in what? More... Discuss

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NATO's First Military Action (1994)

Founded in 1949 by the US, Canada, and 10 European countries as a security pact against the Soviet bloc, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization did not actually perform any military operations for its first 45 years in existence. With the fall of the Soviet Union, however, its focus shifted to regional peacekeeping—and thus, in 1994, NATO forces took action in the Bosnian War. After the September 11 attacks, NATO invoked Article 5 of its charter for the first time in history. What is Article 5? More... Discuss

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Michel de Montaigne (1533)

On his 38th birthday, Montaigne retreated to his library in a tower of his family's French château, and there he spent most of the next decade thinking, reading, and writing. The result was Essais, or Attempts, a series of short prose reflections on many subjects that form one of the most captivating and intimate self-portraits ever written. Montaigne's Essais established the essay as a literary form. What personal tragedy may have prompted Montaigne to begin writing? More... Discuss

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One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

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Identify the action verb in the following sentence.
“I think the man who delivers our mail is cute.”




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adj. characterized by a mixture of opposite feelings or attitudes
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addlepated
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Marzas

On the last night of February and the first of March in Spain, young marceros, or March serenaders, wander through the streets singing songs to their girlfriends and asking for donations of food and sweets to celebrate the arrival of spring. The term marzas refers both to the traditional songs they sing and to the gifts they receive. Although the songs themselves vary, they always mention the month of March and the coming of spring, leading many to believe that the tradition has its roots in pagan rituals celebrating the passing of winter. More... Discuss

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lay (oneself) out

To put in a great deal of effort; to inconvenience oneself or go through a lot of trouble. More... Discuss