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Word of the Day

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confabulate

Definition: (verb) To talk casually.
Synonyms:chat, natter
Usage:Three old friends met in a café to confabulate together. Discuss. Play

Daily Grammar Lesson

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Adverbs in Different Degrees of Comparison

Just like adjectives, adverbs have comparative and superlative degrees. What are adverbs in their basic forms sometimes known as? More... Discuss

Article of the Day

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Selena

A rising star in the Tejano music scene, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez went from singing before a captive audience at her father's restaurant to performing for tens of thousands of screaming fans in a few short years. Described as the Madonna of Latin music, Selena had hit after hit on the Latin music charts and won her first Grammy in 1994, at age 22. Tragically, she was shot and killed by the president of her fan club just a year later. What was the motive behind the murder? More... Discuss

This Day in History

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Actress Grace Kelly Marries Rainier III of Monaco (1956)

Kelly was an Oscar-winning American actress who appeared in many films, including Dial M for Murder and Rear Window. In 1956, she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco and became Her Serene Highness Princess Grace, an event that marked her retirement from acting. The couple had three children, one of whom, Albert II, is Monaco's reigning Sovereign Prince. Kelly died in a car accident in 1982. Why did Frank Sinatra reportedly choose to skip his former costar's wedding? More... Discuss

Today's Birthday

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Larry Walters, Lawn Chair Pilot (1949)

"Lawnchair Larry" was an American adventurer who built a homemade aircraft out of a patio chair and dozens of helium-filled weather balloons and lifted off from his girlfriend's Los Angeles backyard in July 1982. He quickly shot up to over 15,000 ft (4,572 m) and then drifted toward a nearby airport, where passing pilots reported him to the control tower. When he was ready to return to solid ground, he began shooting out the balloons with a pellet gun, but then he dropped it. What happened next? More... Discuss

Quotation of the Day

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Wit has always an answer ready.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Discuss

Mismatch

Select word:
indispose
incline
malign
withdraw
repair
exhale
inhale
bust
engage
compliment

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Grammar Quiz

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Which of the following determines whether a verb’s meaning will change when it is used reflexively?




Spelling Bee

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Difficulty level:
n. A beginner in learning something
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perfervid
ardent
vexatious
saccharine
guileless
cross
crabbed
transparent
syrupy
bothersome

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Today's Holiday

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Gray Suede Wedge heels

Revolutionary struggle against Spanish rule began in Venezuela in 1810. On July 5, 1811, a group of citizens in Caracas became the first in South America to proclaim a formal declaration of independence from Spain. Forces led by Simón Bolívar assured independence in 1821. April 19 is a separate national holiday, known as Declaration of Independence Day, while July 5 is celebrated as Independence Day. More... Discuss

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Idiom of the Day

play phone tag

To engage in a series of telephone calls with another person in which each time one party calls, the other is not available to answer. More... Discuss