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girth

Definition: (noun) The distance around something; the circumference.
Synonyms:circumference, perimeter
Usage:It was an enormous tree, its girth twice as great as what a man could embrace. Discuss. Play

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Defining Viewpoint Adverbs

Viewpoint adverbs are often confused with evaluative adverbs. Although they are similar in form, and the specific adverbs used can overlap, the two actually serve different functions. While evaluative adverbs are used to give an opinion, viewpoint adverbs are used to indicate what? More... Discuss

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Mojave Desert

The Mojave Desert occupies a significant portion of southeastern California and parts of Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. It is named for the Mojave tribe of Native Americans, who made it their home. It is also home to the world's largest Joshua tree forest and the third-tallest dunes in North America, the 600-foot-high Kelso Dunes. The desert's Death Valley, the lowest, hottest, driest area of North America, has recorded some of the world's highest air temperatures. What is the Mojave's largest city? More... Discuss

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Douglas Hyde Elected First President of Ireland (1938)

Hyde was an Irish scholar and political leader. He was largely responsible for the revival of Irish language and literature through his founding of the Gaelic League in 1893. After teaching modern Irish for many years, Hyde became the president of Ireland, or Eire, in 1938. Using his Gaelic name, An Craoibhin Aoibhinn, he authored many works, including Literary History of Ireland and Love Songs of Connacht. A polyglot, Hyde was fluent in how many languages? More... Discuss

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Carly Simon (1945)

Carly Simon is an American musician who emerged as one of the leading artists of the early 1970s singer-songwriter boom. Her 1988 hit "Let the River Run," featured in the movie Working Girl, earned her a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Golden Globe, yet it is not her most famous song. This distinction goes to "You're So Vain," a sarcastic profile of a self-absorbed lover. A number-one hit, it spawned a huge debate as to who inspired the lyrics. Who are some of the possible candidates? More... Discuss

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Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.

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Which of the following is an intensifier?




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n. A thin layer of flat epithelial cells that lines serous cavities, lymph vessels, and blood vessels
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Slovenia National Day

Slovenia declared its independence from Yugoslavia on June 25, 1991, after elections in 1990 showed that 88% of the people wished to secede from Yugoslavia. Previously, Slovenia, which is a little smaller than New Jersey, was part of the Austria-Hungarian kingdom. It joined with Serbia, Croatia, and Montenegro at the end of World War I, and this federation was called Yugoslavia after 1929. More... Discuss

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throw an eye on (something)

To inspect something casually and quickly but with attention to detail. More... Discuss