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hideaway

Definition: (noun) An area where you can be alone.
Synonyms:retreat
Usage:During the summers, we leave the city behind and get some much-needed rest and relaxation at our secluded mountain hideaway. Discuss. Play

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Using Parentheses

Parentheses indicate parenthetical information—that is, any additional information that is not integral to the writing that appears outside of the parentheses. This information may comprise a fragment (a word, phrase, or clause) or one or more complete sentences. What dictates how we use parentheses in relation to other punctuation? More... Discuss

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Quillwork

Before the introduction of glass beads to North America, porcupine quills were widely used as decorative elements in Native American textiles. The art of quillwork is still practiced today, though not nearly as widely as it once was. Techniques like embroidery and weaving are used to work colorfully dyed quills into intricate geometric designs on clothes, moccasins, cradleboards, and other items. During the 19th century, what quillwork item was popularly produced for sale to European-Americans? More... Discuss

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Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 Begins (1971)

When East Pakistan demanded greater autonomy from West Pakistan in 1971, civil war erupted. Millions of East Pakistanis fled to India, which West Pakistan then attacked. India responded by attacking both East and West Pakistan, occupying the eastern half and throwing its support behind the independence movement. The war lasted 13 days and ended with Pakistan's surrender. East Pakistan then declared independence and became Bangladesh. Why was the Taj Mahal covered with burlap during the conflict? More... Discuss

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Anna Freud (1895)

The youngest daughter of renowned psychologist Sigmund Freud—the founder of psychoanalysis—Anna Freud went on to become a pioneer in child psychology. In 1938, she and her terminally ill father escaped Nazi-controlled Austria for London. There, she founded and directed a clinic for child therapy. Her writings include Normality and Pathology in Childhood and three books on the effects of war on children. Her own childhood was marked by what her father called her "age-old jealousy" of whom? More... Discuss

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How reckless is Nature in the distribution of her gifts!

P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) Discuss

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Collective adjectives are adjectives that function as ____.




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adj. Full of or involving peril; dangerous
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National Finals Rodeo

Rodeo's premier event, sometimes called the Super Bowl of rodeos, is a 10-day affair that has been held since 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is reserved for the top 15 contestants in each of seven events: bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, women's barrel racing, and bull riding. The winners are considered the world champions in their event. Events during the 10 days of rodeo include a convention and trade show, horsemanship competitions, a hoedown, cowboy poetry gatherings, fashion shows, and dances. More... Discuss

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all of a dither

In a nervous, confused, or agitated state. More... Discuss