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arboreous

Definition: (adjective) Abounding in trees.
Synonyms:woodsy
Usage:Oregon's arboreous landscape is both beautiful and serene. Discuss. Play

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Aspects of the Future Tense

We use different aspects with verbs in the future tense to describe exactly how an event is structured in relation to a future point in time. The future continuous and future perfect continuous are typically only used with what type of verb? More... Discuss

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Sea Ice

Sea ice covers several million square miles of Earth's surface. Because salt is expelled during the freezing process, this ice is fresher than the seawater from which it forms. Most sea ice is pack ice that drifts across the ocean surface, but some, known as fast ice, is attached to coasts, the seafloor, or grounded icebergs. Factors like the age of the sea ice, air temperatures, and solar insolation all affect its freezing and melting. Why does first-year ice melt more easily than older ice? More... Discuss

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Republic of The Gambia Gains Independence from the UK (1965)

Entirely surrounded by Senegal except for an outlet to the Atlantic, the Republic of The Gambia is a West African nation that consists of a relatively narrow strip of land that spans both banks of the Gambia River and follows the river's path inland for about 300 mi (480 km). In 1588, the territory was sold to English merchants by the Portuguese. In 1843, it became a British colony. In 1965, it gained independence, and in 1982, it joined with Senegal to form a confederation by what name? More... Discuss

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Hans Asperger (1906)

Asperger was an Austrian psychiatrist who, in 1944, published the first definition of what is now known as Asperger syndrome. Calling it "autistic psychopathy," he described a disorder characterized by severe impairment of social skills and restricted interests and behaviors, features that he himself appears to have exhibited as a child. Despite his patients' handicaps, Asperger believed that they would someday make valuable contributions to society. Which of his patients won a Nobel Prize? More... Discuss

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Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet.

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True or False: Should is able to form conditional sentences without the word if.


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adj. Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief
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Gambia Independence Day

Gambia gained independence from Britain on February 18, 1965, and became a constitutional monarchy. On that day, people gathered in Bathurst for music, dancing, and the replacement of the Union Jack with the Gambian flag. A public vote in 1970 made the Republic of the Gambia a British Commonwealth. Independence Day is a national holiday in Gambia. More... Discuss

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won't budge an inch

Will not move, change, or shift in any way at all. More... Discuss