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Topic: adjudge
Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:00:00 AM
adjudge

(verb) To pronounce formally.

Synonyms: declare, hold

Usage: It was a tight race, but Frankie was ultimately adjudged the winner.
Topic: The Boyars
Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:00:00 AM
The Boyars

The boyars were members of the upper nobility in Russia from the 10th through the 17th century. Their military support of the Kievan princes initially earned them influence and government posts, but soon land ownership became the main source of their power and prestige. The boyars continued to advise the prince through a council, but as the Moscow grand princes consolidated their power, their influence was gradually eroded until which czar abolished the rank and title of boyar? More...
Topic: Apollo 12 Lands on the Moon (1969)
Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Apollo 12 Lands on the Moon (1969)

In 1969, four months after the Apollo 11 mission culminated with the first moonwalk, Apollo 12 returned to the Moon with astronauts Pete Conrad, Alan Bean, and Richard Gordon. The craft touched down on the Ocean of Storms near the Surveyor 3 probe, which had landed there in 1967, and Conrad and Bean walked to the probe to remove some of its instruments to take back to Earth for study. What were Conrad's first words when he set foot on the lunar surface? More...
Topic: Anna Seghers (1900)
Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Anna Seghers (1900)

Born Netty Reiling, Seghers was a German novelist. She won fame with her first novel of social protest, The Revolt of the Fishermen, but in 1933 she was forced to leave Germany. In Mexico, she wrote The Seventh Cross, a poignant story of escape from a concentration camp. Other works include Transit and a study of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. After World War II she settled in East Berlin. Who starred in the film version of The Seventh Cross in 1944? More...
Topic: Hamburger Dom Winter Fair
Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Hamburger Dom Winter Fair

The Hamburger Dom, or Dom Fair, is one of the most famous Christmas fairs in the world. It was named after its original location, which was in the open square in front of the Dom, or cathedral, in Hamburg, Germany. Today the fair is held in the Heiligengeistfeld, or Holy Ghost Field, in the middle of the city. It features booths filled with toys, gingerbread, crafts, and other temptations for holiday shoppers. The Fair begins in November and doesn't close until just before Christmas, giving shoppers from Hamburg and the surrounding area plenty of time to buy their gifts. More...
Topic: Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.
Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)
Topic: get-rich-quick
Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:00:00 AM
get-rich-quick

(used as a modifier before a noun) Of or characterized by generating a large sum of money quickly and (typically) without requiring much effort or energy. More...

Topic: lemon
Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Today's topic: lemon

pip - An apple seed or lemon seed is a pip. More...

citrus, citron - Latin citrus signified the citron, an Asian tree with lemonlike fruit; citron is a French derivative of citrus, coined on the model of French limon, "lemon." More...

lemon sole - Actually a type of flounder—not sole—it has nothing to do with lemon other than it is pale-yellow in color; the name derives from French limande, "flatfish." More...

muddle - To muddle a lemon is to lightly mash slices to release the essential oils. More...

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Topic: Non-Restrictive Appositives
Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Non-Restrictive Appositives

Appositives that are not essential to the meaning of the sentence are known as "non-restrictive appositives." How do we set non-restrictive appositives apart from the rest of the sentence? More...
Topic: embrasure
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 12:00:00 AM
embrasure

(noun) An opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through.

Synonyms: porthole

Usage: As they passed over the drawbridge, Alleyne marked the gleam of arms in the embrasures to right and left.

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