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Topic: asinine
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM
asinine

(adjective) Utterly stupid or silly.

Synonyms: fatuous, inane, vacuous, mindless

Usage: The class clown's asinine behavior in the classroom landed him, once again, in detention.
Topic: The Battle of Valmy
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM
The Battle of Valmy

The French Revolutionary Wars were a series of military conflicts that took place both during and after the French Revolution. They began as an effort to defend the Revolution from outsiders but became wars of conquest. The first important engagement of these wars was the Battle of Valmy, a Franco-Prussian artillery skirmish fought in 1792. Though inconclusive, it revealed the superiority of French artillery. What battle cry, taken up by the French, may have weakened the Prussian troops' morale? More...
Topic: Steamship RMS Queen Mary Is Launched (1934)
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM
Steamship RMS Queen Mary Is Launched (1934)

Construction on the Queen Mary ocean liner began in Scotland in 1930. In 1934, British King George V's consort, Queen Mary, christened the ship in her own name. Operated by the Cunard Line, the glamorous luxury ship carried passengers between New York and England for decades—except during World War II, when it was painted grey and converted to carry troops. In the 1960s, air travel rendered transatlantic passenger ships obsolete, and the Queen Mary was retired. Where is it now? More...
Topic: Thomas Stearns "T. S." Eliot (1888)
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM
Thomas Stearns "T. S." Eliot (1888)

Eliot was an American-British poet and critic and an immensely distinguished literary figure who, from the 1920s on, was the most influential English-language modernist poet. His early poems, such as "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and "The Waste Land," express the anguish and barrenness of modern life and the isolation of the individual. In his later poetry, he turned from spiritual desolation to hope for human salvation. What book by Eliot is the basis for the musical Cats? More...
Topic: Cure Salée
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM
Cure Salée

The Tuareg, a largely nomadic ethnic group found primarily in Algeria, Niger, Mali, and Libya, converge with their camels and cattle on a place known as Ingal just after the first rains of the season arrive. The Salt Festival takes its name from the salt contained in the new grass, which is essential to the animals' diet. Each Tuareg group participating in the Cure Salée follows a very specific transhumance or seasonal migration route, some traveling hundreds of miles. The return of the rains is also celebrated with dancing, singing, and camel races. More...
Topic: We are, and must be, one and all, burdened with faults in this world: but the time will soon come when, I trust, we shall put...
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM
We are, and must be, one and all, burdened with faults in this world: but the time will soon come when, I trust, we shall put them off in putting off our corruptible bodies; when debasement and sin will fall from us with this cumbrous frame of flesh, and only the spark of the spirit will remain.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)
Topic: be cleaned out
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM
be cleaned out

To be emptied or devoid of money, food, resources, etc. More...

Topic: ignore
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM
Today's topic: ignore

flout, flaunt - Flout means "defy, ignore" and flaunt means "show off." More...

ignore, disregard - Ignore is properly used of things that are present in one's surroundings; for things like rules, conventions, stipulations, and contracts, the right word is disregard. More...

stet - Latin for "let it stand," a notation to ignore a correction made to a text. More...

pretermit - To pass over or ignore something. More...

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Topic: Citing Lines of Poetry
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM
Citing Lines of Poetry

There is one very specific use for slashes that is considered formally appropriate: denoting line breaks in poetry when it is included as an in-text citation (meaning it is structured into the flow of the overall sentence and paragraph). When we use a slash in this way, what must we put on either side of it? More...
Topic: iniquity
Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020 12:00:00 AM
iniquity

(noun) Morally objectionable behavior.

Synonyms: evil, wickedness, immorality

Usage: Each member of the congregation, the most innocent girl, and the man of hardened breast, felt as if the preacher had crept upon them ... and discovered their hoarded iniquity of deed or thought.