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catchy

Definition: (adjective) Having concealed difficulty.
Synonyms:tricky
Usage:Despite Ms. Brown's assurances to the contrary, her exam was surprisingly catchy, and many students received a failing grade. Discuss. Play

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Defining Interjections

An interjection is a word, phrase, or sound used to convey an emotion such as surprise, excitement, happiness, or anger. Capable of standing alone, interjections are grammatically unrelated to any other part of a sentence. What are interjections also known as? More... Discuss

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Titian

Born around 1490, Titian was a leading Venetian Renaissance painter whose technique, particularly his brushwork, composition, and use of color, influenced generations of artists after him. He is known for his psychologically penetrating portraits as well as his depictions of religious and mythological scenes. What politician's staff member once altered Titian's Wikipedia page in a misguided attempt to hide the fact that the politician may have been mistaken about the painter's age at death? More... Discuss

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World Trade Center Opens in New York City (1973)

With seven buildings and a shopping concourse, the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan was the largest commercial complex in the world before it was destroyed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Its most prominent structures were the 110-story rectangular Twin Towers, which, at more than 1,360 ft (415 m) tall, were the tallest buildings in the world until the Sears Tower surpassed them in 1974. How did the construction of the complex lead to the expansion of the island of Manhattan? More... Discuss

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McKinley Morganfield, AKA Muddy Waters (1913)

As a teenager in Mississippi, Waters played traditional country blues, but after settling in Chicago in the 1940s, he switched to a more urban style with amplified instruments. He soon became known for his driving slide guitar technique and darkly expressive vocal style. From the 1950s on, Waters recorded, toured, and played various music festivals. His electric blues influenced myriad musicians, including Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan. What world-famous band took its name from one of his songs? More... Discuss

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Let us not tire of a good work, hard though it be and wearisome; think of the many little hearts that in their sorrow look to us for help.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) Discuss

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n. A fall or slide of a large mass, as of snow or rock, down a mountainside
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Great Falls Ski Club Mannequin Jump

In the zany sport of mannequin jumping, contestants build a mannequin—which could represent anything from SpongeBob SquarePants to a Ninja Turtle—and send it flying off a 15-foot ski jump. Hundreds of spectators come to watch the mannequins fly—and often self-destruct on the way down. The Great Falls Ski Club Mannequin Jump is held on the first Saturday in April at the Showdown Ski Area in Montana. In addition to the main event, the day's activities feature a wide variety of winter sports, including downhill skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. More... Discuss

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have (something) in (one's) hands

To have under one's control, charge, or care; to have responsibility for something. More... Discuss