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vaporous

Definition: (adjective) So thin as to transmit light.
Synonyms:cobwebby, diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, see-through, transparent, gossamer, sheer
Usage:She was draped in vaporous silks that in the moonlight gave her the appearance of an unearthly apparition. Discuss. Play

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Adjuncts

Adjuncts are parts of a sentence that are used to elaborate on or modify other words or phrases in a sentence. What are misplaced modifiers? More... Discuss

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Hunting

Today, the killing of game animals is principally done for sport, but for early humans, it was a necessity. The development of agriculture gave humans a reliable alternative food source and reduced the need for hunting. Still, humans continued to hunt extensively, both for necessity and recreation, and many animal populations suffered, some to the point of extinction. More recently, hunters have established ethical codes to govern the practice of hunting. What is Internet hunting? More... Discuss

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First American in Space (1961)

In 1961, 23 days after Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit Earth, astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American to be launched into space. Shepard's suborbital flight—part of the US space program Project Mercury—reached a height of 115 miles (185 km). He performed several maneuvers of his capsule, Freedom 7, but returned after only a 15-minute flight. Although Gagarin was the first human in space, Shepard was the first to return in what way? More... Discuss

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Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747)

The third son of Maria Theresa and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I, Leopold II succeeded his father as duke of Tuscany in 1765 and his brother as emperor and ruler of the Hapsburg lands in 1790. A practitioner of what has been termed enlightened despotism, Leopold is remembered as a ruler of outstanding diplomatic and administrative abilities. He was emperor for just two years, but in that time, he precipitated the decade-long French Revolutionary Wars by making an alliance with what power? More... Discuss

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Nowadays we are all of us so hard up, that the only pleasant things to pay are compliments. They're the only things we can pay.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

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Which of the following is a declarative sentence?




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adj. Originating, located, or occurring outside Earth or its atmosphere
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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, or the Fifth of May, is a national holiday in Mexico commemorating the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, in which Mexican troops under General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated the invading French forces of Napoleon III. The anniversary of this event is celebrated not only in Mexico but in many American communities with large Mexican-American populations—especially in the southwestern states of Texas, Arizona, and southern California. The events include parades, patriotic speeches, bullfights, barbecues, and beauty contests. More... Discuss

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cast in concrete

Firmly or permanently established; not subject to change; unalterable. More... Discuss