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Topic: false friend
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:08:43 AM
Idiom of the Day
false friend — A phrase, word, or letter that sounds or looks similar to one in another language or dialect but has a significantly different meaning.
Topic: World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:07:33 AM
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World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics is a gathering in Fairbanks, Alaska, of Native people from throughout the state and Canada to participate in three days of games of strength and endurance. Events include the popular blanket toss, which originated in whaling communities as a method of tossing a hunter high enough to sight far-off whales. Also on the program are a sewing competition, a seal-skinning contest, Native dancing, and such events as the knuckle-hop contest, in which contestants get on all fours and hop on their knuckles.
Topic: World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:07:33 AM
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World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics is a gathering in Fairbanks, Alaska, of Native people from throughout the state and Canada to participate in three days of games of strength and endurance. Events include the popular blanket toss, which originated in whaling communities as a method of tossing a hunter high enough to sight far-off whales. Also on the program are a sewing competition, a seal-skinning contest, Native dancing, and such events as the knuckle-hop contest, in which contestants get on all fours and hop on their knuckles.
Topic: It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it...
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:05:59 AM
Quotation of the Day
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It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed in any longer.
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
Topic: S.Y. Agnon (1888)
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:05:13 AM
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S.Y. Agnon (1888)
Agnon was an Israeli writer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest modern Hebrew novelists and short-story writers. Born into a Polish Galician family in what is now Ukraine, Agnon settled in Palestine in 1907. His fiction explores Jewish life from the late 18th century to the post-WWI period. The Day Before Yesterday, perhaps his greatest novel, examines the problems faced by the westernized Jewish immigrant to Israel.
Topic: S.Y. Agnon (1888)
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:05:12 AM
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S.Y. Agnon (1888)
Agnon was an Israeli writer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest modern Hebrew novelists and short-story writers. Born into a Polish Galician family in what is now Ukraine, Agnon settled in Palestine in 1907. His fiction explores Jewish life from the late 18th century to the post-WWI period. The Day Before Yesterday, perhaps his greatest novel, examines the problems faced by the westernized Jewish immigrant to Israel.
Topic: Napalm Incendiary Bombs Dropped for First Time by US Air Force (1944)
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:04:26 AM
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Napalm Incendiary Bombs Dropped for First Time by US Air Force (1944)
Napalm is an organic compound used to thicken gasoline for use as an incendiary in flamethrowers and firebombs. The thickened mixture burns more slowly and can be propelled more accurately and farther than gasoline. When it comes in contact with surfaces, including the human body, it sticks and continues to burn. It was developed and first used by the US in World War II. Its use in the Vietnam War became highly controversial.
Topic: Soul Train
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:03:17 AM
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Soul Train
Soul Train was an American musical show that aired more than 1,000 episodes from 1971 to 2006, becoming the longest-running, first-run, nationally-syndicated program in television history. Created by producer Don Cornelius, its first host, Soul Train featured performances by soul, rhythm-and-blues, and hip-hop artists and has been described as the American Bandstand of the African-American community. W
Topic: meddlesome
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:02:01 AM
Word of the Day
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meddlesome
Definition: (adjective) Intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner.
Synonyms: busybodied, interfering, officious
Usage: Though she means well, my meddlesome mother invariably drives away all of my boyfriends with her unwelcome intrusions.
Topic: Defining Object Complements
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:01:14 AM
Daily Grammar Lesson
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Defining Object Complements
Sometimes a verb is not complete with only a direct object, especially when that direct object is a person. More information about the object's relationship with the verb is required to form a complete thought. This additional information is known as the "object complement."

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