Daily Content Archive

(as of Monday, December 4, 2017)
Word of the Day

imprimatur

Definition:(noun) Formal and explicit approval.
Synonyms:countenance, endorsement, sanction, warrant
Usage: The candidate's campaign was bolstered by the imprimatur of New York's governor.
Daily Grammar Lesson

Acronyms and Initialisms

Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations of multiple words using just their initial letters. How are they distinguished from each other? More...
Article of the Day

Amaranth

Found in warm regions, especially in the Americas and Africa, the herbs, trees, and vines of the Amaranthaceae family are characterized by stems and leaves colored by a lasting red pigment. With a name derived from amarantos, the Greek word for "unfading," plants of this genus have been a poetic symbol of immortality from the time of ancient Greece. They can be preserved dry and are often used in everlasting bouquets. What other uses have been found for these plants? More...
This Day in History

Led Zeppelin Officially Disbands (1980)

On September 25, 1980, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham asphyxiated on his own vomit and died after a day of heavy drinking. Two months later, the remaining members of Led Zeppelin issued a press release stating that the band would not continue without Bonham. For decades, rumors of the band's imminent reunion persisted, but the surviving members made only sporadic appearances to perform together. In 2007, they reunited for a single concert as Led Zeppelin. Who played drums in Bonham's place? More...
Today's Birthday

Lillian Russell (1861)

One of the most popular stars of the musical stage in her day, Russell debuted in New York as a teenager and soon became a star. She was known for her flamboyant personal life, her hourglass figure, and her voice. Though she was married four times, her affair with "Diamond Jim" Brady has become legendary. She also wrote a syndicated newspaper column and was a popular lecturer. She died shortly after completing a fact-finding mission—on behalf of US President Warren Harding—to investigate what? More...
Quotation of the Day
Where peace
And rest can never dwell, hope never comes
That comes to all.

John Milton (1608-1674)

Idiom of the Day

in some sense

Partly; in some or certain way(s). More...
Today's Holiday

Marshall Islands Gospel Day (2020)

Gospel Day in the Marshall Islands is similar to Thanksgiving day in the United States. The Marshallese people attend church on this day to commemorate the first missionaries who brought the light of God to the Marshall Islands. The largest church in the Marshall Islands is the United Church of Christ; however, many other Protestant denominations have churches in the Marshall Islands, including Assembly of God, Baptist, and Seventh Day Adventists. In addition, the Catholic Church has established a strong presence in the islands More...
Word Trivia

Today's topic: swimming

enatation - Escape by swimming. More...

butterfly stroke - In swimming, the stroke in which both arms are raised out of the water and lifted forward together. More...

shoal - A synonym for "school," referring to a large number of fish swimming together. More...

supernatant - Means "swimming on the surface." More...

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