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enlace

Definition: (verb) Spin, wind, or twist together.
Synonyms:intertwine
Usage:Thanks to her naval training, Megan was able to enlace the threads and form a complicated knot, securing the lumber safely to the roof of my truck. Discuss. Play

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Expressing Inequality Using "As … As"

One way of expressing similarities, differences, or changes with comparative adverbs is by using the structure "as … as." We can use that construction to say that two actions are unequal, as long as we add an auxiliary verb and what word to the sentence? More... Discuss

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Thespis

Although almost nothing is known of his life or works, Greek tradition holds that Thespis was a poet often considered the "inventor of tragedy." According to Themistius, Aristotle said that tragedy in its earliest stage was entirely choral until Thespis introduced the prologue and speeches. Thespis, according to Themistius's account, was thus the first "actor." He was also the first recorded winner of a prize for tragedy at the Great Dionysia drama festival in what year? More... Discuss

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts Its First Members (1986)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum dedicated to archiving the history of rock music. It was created in 1983 but did not have a home until 1995, when it opened its Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, after civic leaders pledged $65 million in public money to fund its construction. The first group of inductees included Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, and James Brown, to name a few. What band inducted into the Hall in 2006 refused to attend the induction ceremony? More... Discuss

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Ernie Kovacs (1919)

Kovacs was an American comedian. He turned to television after studying acting and writing, and he did much of the performing, writing, and producing for his three series—Time for Ernie, The Ernie Kovacs Show, and Kovacs Unlimited. He utilized the television format imaginatively, employing sight gags and zany improvisations, and showed off his wacky personality in 10 movies before dying prematurely in a car crash. Why did he once give a taxi driver the key to his apartment? More... Discuss

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Although men are accused for not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps as few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold, which the owner knows not of.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Discuss

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disloyalty
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Which choice correctly converts the following active-voice sentence into the passive voice?
“You should congratulate your sister on her academic achievement.”




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adj. Having or showing lofty dignity or nobility; stately
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San Ildefonso Pueblo Feast Day

These late-January festivities mark a highlight in the ceremonial year at San Ildefonso Pueblo near Santa Fe, New Mexico. January 23 is the pueblo's feast day, celebrated with a special church service and dances, such as the Buffalo, Comanche, and Deer dances. The dances are a way of paying respect and giving thanks for the animals on which people depend for food and other materials. On the evening before, there are bonfires and a firelight procession. More... Discuss

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happy as a lark

Very happy; contented. More... Discuss