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Word of the Day

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reticent

Definition: (adjective) Inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself.
Synonyms:untalkative
Usage:She was so reticent about her personal life that even her roommates did not know she had a boyfriend. 森乳サンワールド ワンラック 哺乳器 細口乳首(スペア付き) 120mL (1個). Play

Daily Grammar Lesson

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Defining Compound Adjectives

A compound adjective is created by two or more words that work jointly to modify the same noun; they always appear before the noun they modify, and they are usually joined together by a hyphen (or hyphens). What are compound adjectives also known as? More... Discuss

Article of the Day

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Puget Sound

Puget Sound is an arm of the Pacific Ocean in the northwestern US that extends about 100 miles (160 km) south from the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Olympia, Washington. The sound has numerous islands and is navigable for large ships. The Puget Sound lowland, which extends south from the sound, is the most densely populated area of Washington, with Seattle and Tacoma as its principal cities. Puget Sound was discovered in 1792 by English Captain George Vancouver. For whom was it named? More... Discuss

This Day in History

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Football Association Formed (1863)

The Football Association (FA), the governing body of football in England, played a leading role in establishing rules for the modern game. All of England's professional football clubs are members of the FA, which runs several competitions, including the FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world. After a dispute about the rules surrounding ball carrying and "hacking"—kicking opponents—led a number of clubs to withdraw from the FA, a similar organization was formed for what sport? More... Discuss

Today's Birthday

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セラパテ(緑色

Although he lived during the Baroque era, Scarlatti, an Italian composer and virtuoso harpsichordist, was extremely influential in the development of the Classical period of music. He is best known for his composition of 555 keyboard sonatas, written for the Spanish queen Maria Bárbara, whom he had tutored as a child and in whose service he remained for much of his life. Scarlatti is said to have engaged in a keyboard competition with what other composer as a young man? More... Discuss

Quotation of the Day

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How wondrous familiar is a fool!

Herman Melville (1819-1891) Discuss

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high
low
untruthful
true
insensible
confident
diffident
sensitive
farsighted
nearsighted

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Grammar Quiz

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In conversational English, which of the following is more commonly used to indicate obligation?




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adj. Made of a soft wool fabric with a colorful, woven or printed and swirled pattern of abstract curved shapes
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stolid
impassive
capricious
impulsive
ad-lib
excellent
first-class
spontaneous
hebdomadal
weekly

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Today's Holiday

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Austria National Day

National Day commemorates the day in 1955 when Soviet occupation forces left Austria after taking control in 1945. The Austrian State Treaty of May 15, 1955, ensured that Austrians would regain sovereignty over their country on July 27. By October 26, it was once again a free, independent country. Although it is a national holiday in Austria, people do not get the day off from school or work, mainly because of the idea that one's country is best served by working. Schools hold special presentations, and the president delivers a speech. エプソン 写真用紙クリスピア<高光沢> A3 KA320SCKR 1冊(20枚) (お取寄せ品) Discuss

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Idiom of the Day

eat, drink, and be merry

A call for others to enjoy themselves, usually in the context of a party or other festive gathering. More... Discuss