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deface

Definition: (verb) Mar or spoil the appearance of.
Synonyms:blemish, disfigure
Usage:The vandals defaced the statue by drawing a mustache on it. Discuss. Play

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Modal Auxiliary Verbs - Shall

The modal auxiliary verb "shall" is used in many of the same ways as "will," including to form future tenses and to make requests or offers. Generally, "shall" is only used with what subject pronouns? More... Discuss

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The Discovery Expedition

In 1901, the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society organized a British expedition to Antarctica aboard the Discovery. The voyage was led by Robert Falcon Scott and its purpose was to allow for the study and exploration of the continent, which was then largely untouched. The expedition yielded several discoveries, such as an emperor penguin colony at Cape Crozier and King Edward VII Land, but it has been asserted that its main failure was its inability to master what technique? More... Discuss

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Korean War Begins (1950)

After WWII, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel, with Soviet forces occupying the north and US forces occupying the south. Negotiations to reunify the two zones failed, and in 1950 the North invaded the South. US President Harry Truman ordered troops to assist South Korea, and the UN backed the mission. As UN troops advanced across North Korea, the People's Republic of China intervened, pushing them back to the original boundary at the 38th parallel. How many people were killed in the war? More... Discuss

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Sidney Lumet (1924)

Lumet was an American film and television director with over 50 films to his name, three of which received Academy Award nominations for Best Director. He began acting as a child, appearing in Yiddish productions and on Broadway. After serving in WWII, he began directing plays and teaching acting. He directed more than 200 television dramas before making his debut as a movie director in 1957 with the acclaimed Twelve Angry Men. For what did Lumet receive an Academy Award in 2005? More... Discuss

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How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

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What is the most common reason personal pronouns are inflected?






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n. A cutaneous, pustular eruption, not attended with fever; usually, a kind of eczema with pustulation
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Croatia Statehood Day

Croatians mark this national holiday to commemorate the country's declaration of independence from Yugoslavia on June 25, 1991. This holiday is distinct from the country's Independence Day on October 8, when the implementation of the declaration went into effect. Offices, businesses, and schools are closed in Croatia on Statehood Day. Wreaths are laid and candles lit at sites of fallen soldiers, including the graves of national heroes. Past celebrations have included a ceremonial line-up of military troops in the central square of the country's capital, Zagreb, and speeches by the country's leaders. More... Discuss

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not say boo to a goose

To be particularly shy, diffident, or timid by nature. Primarily heard in UK. More... Discuss