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Word of the Day

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Definition: (verb) Be a hindrance or obstacle to.
Synonyms:hinder
Usage:By questioning every proposal, she is impeding the progress of our project. Discuss. Play

Daily Grammar Lesson

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Adverbial Phrases

An adverbial phrase (also known as an adverb phrase) is group of words that functions as an adverb in a sentence. What is a mitigator? More... Discuss

Article of the Day

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Guqin

The guqin is an ancient Chinese stringed instrument of the zither family that originated thousands of years ago. Throughout Chinese history, it was often associated with scholars, and it is said to have been played by Confucius. The guqin has remained symbolic of Chinese heritage and was featured during the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and a recording of its music was even included on the Voyager Golden Record that was sent into space. What does its name mean? More... Discuss

This Day in History

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World Food Day (1981)

More than 150 countries celebrate World Food Day every year on October 16, the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. World Food Day aims to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and to promote cooperation in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. It has been observed since 1981 with different themes each year, such as "United against Hunger" and "The Right to Food." What was the theme of the first World Food Day? More... Discuss

Today's Birthday

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Oscar Wilde (1854)

Wilde was an Irish poet, novelist, and playwright who mocked social conventions and scandalized English society with his unorthodox ideas and conduct. He is best known for his sophisticated, witty plays, among them Lady Windermere's Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, about a handsome young man who purchases eternal youth at the expense of his soul. Why did Wilde spend his final years living abroad under an assumed name? More... Discuss

Quotation of the Day

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss

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existence
unknown
inferior
ascent
fall
higher-up
infertility
fecundity
acquaintance
nonentity

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Grammar Quiz

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Identify the light verb in the following sentence:
“I’m hoping to train with the Olympic squad this summer, but I am not sure they will take me.”





Spelling Bee

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n. The act or procedure of liquefying or melting by the application of heat
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ill-fated
cross-grained
monotonous
tedious
long-winded
humdrum
dilatory
poky
contrarious
ill-omened

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Today's Holiday

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World Food Day

Proclaimed in 1979 by the conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, World Food Day is designed to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and to promote cooperation in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. October 16 is the anniversary of the founding of the FAO in Rome, Italy, in 1945. More... Discuss

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Idiom of the Day

move through the gears

To steadily increase one's momentum, as of speed, intensity, progress, or success. More... Discuss