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dapper

Definition: (adjective) Marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners.
Synonyms:jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, spruce, dashing, snappy
Usage:He smiled pleasantly upon her, looking very dapper in evening dress and a silk hat. Discuss. Play

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Structures of Declarative Sentences

A declarative sentence makes a statement or argument about what is, was, or will be the case. Which of the four of types of sentence structures—simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences—can be made into declarative sentences? More... Discuss

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The Last Meal

Throughout history, prisoners condemned to death have customarily been offered a special "last meal." In premodern Europe, it was a symbolic social act where, by accepting the last meal, the condemned was believed to forgive the executioner, judge, and witnesses. Although alcohol was once used to soothe prisoners and keep them from lashing out during the execution process, alcohol is now generally barred from these meals. What are some of the last meals chosen by notable inmates over the years? More... Discuss

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US Constitution Signed in Philadelphia (1787)

The US Constitution embodies the fundamental principles upon which the American republic is conducted. It was drawn up at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and signed in 1787, and it was ratified by the required number of states the following year. It superseded the Articles of Confederation in force since 1781 and established the system of federal government that began to function in 1789. It includes seven articles and a preamble. How many amendments have since been adopted? More... Discuss

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Maureen Connolly (1934)

Known as "Little Mo," Connolly was one of America's greatest female tennis players. At 14, she became the youngest winner of the National Girl's Tournament. At 16, she became the youngest player to win the US national singles championship and successfully defended the title in the two years that followed. She also won three straight Wimbledon championships starting in 1952. In 1953, she became the first woman to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same year. Why did she retire at age 19? More... Discuss

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That is the natural way of women...to scorn the one that loves them, and love the one that hates them.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Discuss

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inconsequence
normalcy
posteriority
antecedency
sincerity
moderation
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import
intemperance
falseness

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What kind of conjunction is used in the following sentence?
“You can either take the exam again or receive a score of 0.”




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n. a source of materials to nourish the body
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Today's Holiday

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Maafa Commemoration

The Maafa Commemoration is an annual remembrance of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the experience of Middle Passage. The commemoration, held at the St. Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., centers around a dramatic presentation put on by the church's drama ministry. "The Maafa Suite ... A Healing Journey" depicts the history of African Americans, from Africa to the Jim Crow South. Other events during the week include lectures, worship services, Maafa museum tours, and special activities for senior citizens and young people. More... Discuss

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collect (one's) wits

To try to calm oneself and think clearly and rationally. More... Discuss