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Topic: decollate
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM
decollate

(verb) To behead.

Synonyms: decapitate

Usage: King Louis XVI was decollated by means of a guillotine in 1793.
Topic: The Interpretation of Dreams
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM
The Interpretation of Dreams

Dr. Sigmund Freud introduced his authoritative theory on why people dream and the true meaning of these dreams in his 1899 book The Interpretation of Dreams. In Freud's view, all dreams are a form of wish fulfillment. They are the expression of desires that are ordinarily repressed—meaning hidden from consciousness—because they represent forbidden impulses. Even then, they are distorted and disguised so as to be acceptable to the conscious mind. How many times did Freud revise his book? More...
Topic: Oscar Wilde's Libel Case Begins (1895)
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM
Oscar Wilde's Libel Case Begins (1895)

When the marquess of Queensbury became convinced that his son, Alfred Douglas, was having an affair with Wilde, he began to rail against the author and playwright, publicly accusing Wilde of sodomy, a crime at the time. At Douglas's urging, Wilde sued the marquess for libel. He not only lost the case, but was in turn charged with homosexual offenses and arrested. Wilde was convicted in an internationally notorious trial and served two years hard labor. What did he write while in prison? More...
Topic: Henry Robinson Luce (1898)
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM
Henry Robinson Luce (1898)

One of the most powerful—and controversial—figures in the history of US journalism, Luce founded Time magazine in 1923 with former Yale classmate Briton Hadden. It was the first news-weekly in the US and is now the largest. Luce went on to launch a number of other highly successful magazines, including Fortune, Life, and Sports Illustrated. What was the estimated value of his share of Time stock at the time of his death? More...
Topic: Royal Easter Show
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM
Royal Easter Show

The largest and best-attended of the Australian agricultural fairs, the Royal Easter Show was first held in 1822 as a way of promoting the country's agricultural industry and helping people sell their products. Now it attracts more than a million visitors each year and has expanded to include sports competitions, fashion and flower shows, and celebrity performances. It attracts more than 600 exhibitors each year and is similar to some of the larger American state fairs, such as the Iowa State Fair and the Eastern States Exposition. More...
Topic: The man who is not loved hovers like a vulture over the sweetheart of others.
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM
The man who is not loved hovers like a vulture over the sweetheart of others.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
Topic: have had (one's) chips
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM
have had (one's) chips

To be defeated; to fail completely; to die or be killed. A reference to chips (small plastic disks) used to make wagers when gambling. More...

Topic: pond
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM
Today's topic: pond

lake - First meant pool or pond. More...

nursery - Can be a pond in which fry are reared. More...

tank - May have come from Gujarati tanku, or Marathi tanke, "underground cistern," from Sanskrit tadaga, "pond." More...

pond - To pond is to accumulate water in a pond, which is really a small lake. More...

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Topic: Defining Declarative Sentences
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM
Defining Declarative Sentences

A declarative sentence makes a statement or argument about what is, was, or will be the case. That is, it talks about that which is asserted to be true. What mark of punctuation do declarative sentences usually end in? More...
Topic: washed-out
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:00:00 AM
washed-out

(adjective) Having lost freshness or brilliance of color.

Synonyms: bleached, faded

Usage: Michael is finally buying new jeans to replace that torn, washed-out pair he has been wearing for years.