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pallid

Definition: (adjective) Having an abnormally pale or wan complexion.
Synonyms:pasty, colorless, ashen
Usage:In the gray of the morning the two students, pallid and haggard from anxiety, met at the medical college. Global Crafts Soapstone Tiny Hippo Figurines, Handmade in Kenya,. Play

Daily Grammar Lesson

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Compound Nouns

A compound noun consists of two or more words (usually two nouns or an adjective and a noun) functioning as a single unit to name a person, place, or thing. What are the three written forms of compound nouns? 20 Colored Journal Planner Pens,Fine Point Markers Fineliner Pen Discuss

Article of the Day

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Costco

The first Price Club opened in 1976 in an airplane hangar previously owned by Howard Hughes, and the first Costco opened in 1983. The two merged in 1993, and Costco is now the largest membership warehouse chain in the US. Costco sells items, often in bulk, at low prices in its unadorned warehouses, displaying products on pallets. The company maintains a markup limit of 15 percent, and will not stock a product if it deems the price too high. What did Costco refuse to sell for this reason in 2009? More... Discuss

This Day in History

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Sir Walter Raleigh Is Executed for Treason (1618)

Raleigh was an English explorer, courtier, and favorite of Queen Elizabeth I, whom he famously—according to the story—protected from a puddle by laying down his cloak. After King James I took the throne, however, Raleigh was accused of plotting against the king, was arrested, and lost many of his offices and monopolies. He was also found guilty, on somewhat insufficient evidence, of conspiring with Spain against England. Raleigh was not actually executed, though, until 1618, after what happened? More... Discuss

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Marie of Edinburgh, Queen of Romania (1875)

No ordinary queen, Marie took an active role in Romania's wartime activities, beginning with helping bring the country into the Allied camp in World War I and ending with her representation of Romanian interests in territory negotiations at the close of the war. In the interim, the "Soldier Queen" also contributed to the war effort by volunteering as a nurse with the Red Cross and publishing a book whose proceeds went to the same cause. Marie later became the first royal adherent of what faith? More... Discuss

Quotation of the Day

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Ocean, n.: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man—who has no gills.

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strengthen
darken
attend
straighten
bend
miss
lighten
weaken
disembark
ship

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Grammar Quiz

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Which of the following sentences has a number that is not punctuated correctly?




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n. The act or habit of deliberate self-denial
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Today's Holiday

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Turkey Republic Day

The Turkish Republic was founded by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in 1923 after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Kemal was named the first president on October 29, a full republican constitution was adopted the following April, and all members of the Ottoman dynasty were expelled from the country. The public celebration, which lasts for two days, includes parades, music, torchlight processions, and other festivities in honor of the founding of the republic. The largest parades are held in Ankara and Istanbul. More... Discuss

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Idiom of the Day

not in a month of Sundays

Not at any point; under absolutely no circumstances. More... Discuss