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entwine

Definition: (verb) Spin, wind, or twist together.
Synonyms:interlace
Usage:He entwined his fingers with hers. Discuss. Play

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Coordinate Adjectives

When multiple adjectives are used in a sentence, they are sometimes separated by commas. What are "coordinate adjectives," and why are they separated by commas? More... Discuss

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Llullaillaco

Perpetually snow-capped and dormant since 1877, Llullaillaco is one of the tallest volcanoes in the world. Towering above the border of Chile and Argentina, it is also one of the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere and was once the site of human sacrifices. The mummified, well-preserved bodies of three Inca children were found on Llullaillaco in 1999. They are believed to have been drugged and abandoned at the summit more than 500 years ago. What force of nature damaged one of the mummies? More... Discuss

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Song Dynasty General Yue Fei Is Executed (1142)

One of China's greatest generals and patriotic heroes, Yue helped establish a southern foothold for the Song dynasty while preventing the advance of the Juchen, who had taken the former Song capital in the north. However, his attempt to recapture the lost territory was opposed by one of the emperor's counselors, who earned a reputation as a traitor for relinquishing the north to the Juchen and having Yue executed. According to legend, what phrase did Yue's mother tattoo across his back? More... Discuss

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Soong Ch'ing-ling (1893)

Born to an influential Chinese family, Soong was educated in the US. She returned to China, became prominent in revolutionary politics, and married Sun Yat-sen, a revolutionary 26 years her senior now known as the father of modern China. She and her sisters—along with their husbands, including Chiang Kai-shek—became some of the most significant political figures in the Communist government, with Soong becoming vice chair after Sun's death. What magazine, still in publication, did she found? More... Discuss

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In free society, art is not a weapon and it does not belong to the sphere of polemics and ideology. Artists are not engineers of the soul.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss

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What kind of verb is in the following sentence?
“I played my grandmother a song.”




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n. a complex carbohydrate found in many plants and used as a sweetening agent
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Birthday of Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, on this day in 1756. His achievements in composing operas, chamber music, symphonies, and piano concerti have earned him a reputation as one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time. Mozart's birthday is observed by musical societies all over the world, who often give concerts of his music on this day. The city of his birth also honors him at the end of January with Mozart Week. More... Discuss

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keep out of sight

To remain unseen, as by hiding or evasion. More... Discuss