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Topic: luster
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 12:00:00 AM
luster

(noun) The visual property of something that shines with reflected light.

Synonyms: sheen, shininess

Usage: Distant masses of plants and flowers, mingled in ever-varying forms of beauty, are touched by the melancholy luster of the rising moon.
Topic: Giant Sea Scorpions
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Giant Sea Scorpions

Eurypterids are members of an extinct order of arthropods that lived approximately 505 to 245 million years ago. Frequently referred to as giant scorpions, most eurypterids were small, although Pterygotus buffaloenis, a species from the Silurian period, was the largest arthropod ever known, reaching a length of about 10 ft (3 m). Living in brackish waters, some were predators, while others were probably scavengers. Eurypterids were similar in body plan to what modern sea creature? More...
Topic: Shake-Speares Sonnets First Published (1609)
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Shake-Speares Sonnets First Published (1609)

Shakespeare penned 154 sonnets in his lifetime. Likely written sometime in the 1590s, the majority of the poems were first published in a 1609 work titled Shake-Speares Sonnets. The first 126 of the 154 sonnets are addressed to a young man whose identity has long intrigued scholars. The publisher, Thomas Thorpe, wrote a dedication to the first edition in which he claimed that a person with the initials WH had inspired the sonnets. What are some theories about who the man might have been? More...
Topic: Dolley Madison (1768)
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Dolley Madison (1768)

Dolley Madison was the wife of US President James Madison, whom she married in 1794, after the death of her first husband. Noted for her magnificence as a hostess as well as for her charm, Dolley was an extremely popular first lady and was a great asset to Madison's political career. During the War of 1812, she saved many state papers and a portrait of George Washington from the advancing British soldiers. Why did she perform the duties of the first lady during Thomas Jefferson's administration? More...
Topic: Cameroon National Day
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Cameroon National Day

National Day is a public holiday commemorating the people's vote to establish a united Republic of Cameroon on May 20, 1972. This day is also known as Constitution Day. More...
Topic: Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Topic: fountain of youth
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 12:00:00 AM
fountain of youth

Anything reputed or promising to restore one's youth, vitality, or health, or at least the appearance thereof. More...

Topic: useful
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Today's topic: useful

alpha version, preview version, beta version - Alpha version describes a development status that usually means the first complete version of a program or application, which is most likely unstable, but is useful to show what the product will do to, usually, a selected group—and is also called preview version; the beta version is usually the last version before wide release, often tested by users under real-world conditions. More...

index fossil - One useful for dating and demonstrating the relation between strata in which it is found. More...

putti - Cupids that make themselves useful, as in old paintings; the singular is putto. More...

decorative arts - Any of the arts that create entities that are both useful and beautiful. More...

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Topic: Prepositions with Verbs
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Prepositions with Verbs

Certain verbs require prepositions in order to connect to their sentences’ objects. These combinations are also known as prepositional verbs. How do prepositional verbs differ from phrasal verbs? More...
Topic: abductor
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 12:00:00 AM
abductor

(noun) Someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom).

Synonyms: kidnapper, snatcher

Usage: Until dark the Englishman searched the nearby jungle for a trace of the missing one or a sign of the trail of her abductor.

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