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faithless

Definition: (adjective) Having the character of, or characteristic of, a traitor.
Synonyms:traitorous, treasonous, unfaithful
Usage:They succeeded in overtaking the party of which they were in quest, but concealed their faithless desertion of Scott; alleging that he had died of disease. Discuss. Play

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Correlative Conjunctions and Subject-Verb Agreement

When we join two subjects with a correlative conjunction, subject-verb agreement can be tricky. In general, when we join two singular subjects using a correlative conjunction, the verb that follows should be singular. When we join two plural subjects, the verb that follows should be what? More... Discuss

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The Tetragrammaton

In the Old Testament, the proper name of God is revealed to Moses on Mount Sinai. Known as the Tetragrammaton—Greek for "four-letter word"—it consists of four Hebrew consonants: yod, he, vav, and he. These are variously transliterated as JHVH, JHWH, YHWH, or YHVH. Although contention still exists today, many scholars accept the pronunciation as either "Yahweh" Or "Jehovah." The name is regarded by Jews as ineffable—too sacred to be pronounced. When reading, what substitute is used? More... Discuss

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The Brief Battle of Prestonpans (1745)

England's King James II may have been deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688, but he was not without supporters. These supporters, the Jacobites, spent the next six decades unsuccessfully fighting to restore him—and, later, his descendants—to the throne. Their final major attempt, the Forty-five Rebellion, began auspiciously for the House of Stuart, with a victory at Prestonpans, Scotland. The battle was won in mere minutes. How many casualties did the government troops suffer in that time? More... Discuss

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John Loudon McAdam (1756)

McAdam was a Scottish engineer who invented a process called "macadamization." After noting the poor condition of the highways near his estate, he recommended that roads be raised above the adjacent ground for good drainage and then covered, first with large stones then with small stones, and bound with fine gravel. It was perhaps the greatest advance in road construction since Roman times and became known as "tarmac," short for "tarmacadam." What was the first macadam road in North America? More... Discuss

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Oh, be humble, my brother, in your prosperity! Be gentle with those who are less lucky, if not more deserving.

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) Discuss

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The past participle of which auxiliary verb is used to form the present perfect continuous tense?




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n. (physics) the property of being isotropic; having the same value when measured in different directions
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Belize Independence Day

On September 21, 1981, Belize gained independence from Britain. Belize was formerly known as British Honduras and had been internally self-governing since 1965. Independence Day is a national public holiday in Belize. Celebrations begin more than a week before the 21st with dances, pageants, sporting events, and concerts, and culminate with parades and patriotic ceremonies. More... Discuss

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ripen up

To grow ripe; to become mature enough to harvest or pick. More... Discuss