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rascality

Definition: (noun) The trait of indulging in disreputable pranks.
Synonyms:prankishness, roguishness
Usage:I had underestimated the rascality of my roommate, who had replaced my shoelaces with spaghetti yet again. Discuss. Play

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Adverbs of Purpose

Adverbs of purpose (sometimes called adverbs of reason) tell us why something happens or is the case. They can modify verbs, adjectives, or adverbs. What parts of speech generally make up adverbs of purpose? More... Discuss

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Q Scores

It stands to reason that people are more likely to watch TV shows starring their favorite actors and buy products sold by their favorite brands. To determine who and which these are, marketers turn to the Q score—a measure that uses opinion polls to quantify popularity. Since it tracks likability rather than just recognizability or viewership, the Q score is often touted as more valuable than other popularity measurements. What was Albert Einstein's Q score in 2000, 45 years after his death? More... Discuss

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First Flight over the North Pole? (1926)

In 1926, aviators Floyd Bennett and Richard Byrd took off from Spitsbergen Island on what would be a historic flight. When they returned, they announced that they had flown over the North Pole, becoming the first to do so. Although both men received the Congressional Medal of Honor for the feat—and Byrd went on to make the first flight over the South Pole in 1929—many were skeptical about their North Pole claims. What diary entries have led many to believe they never reached the pole? More... Discuss

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Roger Hargreaves (1935)

English children's book author and illustrator Roger Hargreaves is best remembered for his beloved Mr. Men and Little Miss books, featuring colorful, boldly drawn characters like Mr. Silly, Mr. Happy, and Little Miss Chatterbox. Hargreaves is said to have been inspired to create the series after his young son innocently asked what a tickle looked like. Since 1971, when Mr. Tickle was first published, his books have sold over 100 million copies worldwide. What does a tickle look like? More... Discuss

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Silver is sometimes more valuable than gold ... that is, in large quantities.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936) Discuss

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Which of the following is a function of interrogative pronouns?




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adj. Constituting, containing, relating to, or using exclamation
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Victory Day (Russia)

Victory Day is a national public holiday in the Russian Federation. It celebrates the defeat of Nazism and the end of World War II on European soil. On this day, people remember the 27 million Russian civilians and soldiers who perished during the war. Each year on May 9, people crowd Moscow's Red Square for solemn rites of remembrance—one minute of silence and cannon or gun salutes—as well as traditional musical and dance performances. Veterans may attend wearing their uniforms and medals. Many leave flowers at memorials and graves. TV stations often air films about World War II. More... Discuss

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in fee

law (specifically of land) In absolute legal ownership or subjection. More... Discuss