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chastise

Definition: (verb) Censure severely.
Synonyms:castigate, chasten, objurgate, correct
Usage:She chastised him for his insensitive remarks about her weight until he was the one crying. Discuss. Play

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Adverbs of Manner and Adjectives

Adverbs of manner can also be used to describe adjectives, giving them an extra depth or dimension of character. Where must an adverb of manner be positioned in relation to the adjective it modifies? More... Discuss

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Astral Body

Adopted by 19th-century mystical movements, the term "astral body" refers to a supposed intermediate entity between the corporeal body and the soul. It is thought by believers to stand in for one's physical self on spiritual journeys. The idea of an astral body has been associated with various experiences said to occur midway between the celestial sphere and the physical world, such as dreams, purgatory, and near-death experiences. Some believe that astral bodies are visible in what form? More... Discuss

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Chinese Submarine Suffers Mysterious Accident that Kills 70 (2003)

A week and a half after a mysterious event left the entire 70-man crew of the Chinese, Ming-class submarine No. 361 dead at their posts, the stricken vessel was discovered and towed to shore. The official explanation for the disaster, that the crew suffocated when diesel engines failed to shut down while the vessel was submerged, leaves many questions unanswered. For example, if the vessel was submerged, how was it recovered? What else is strange about the circumstances surrounding the tragedy? More... Discuss

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Sir John Franklin (1786)

Franklin was a British Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer who also served as governor of Tasmania. He is best remembered for presiding over a doomed expedition in the 1840s to chart the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. He and his crew fell prey to a host of ills, including starvation, disease, and lead poisoning. Of the entire expedition of nearly 130 men, not one is known to have survived. What evidence suggests that some of the crew members may have resorted to cannibalism? More... Discuss

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It is true we love life; not because we are wont to live, but because we are wont to love.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Discuss

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Which of the following is in the present simple form?




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n. any of the eight small bones of the wrist
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Margrethe's Birthday

The birthday of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (b. 1940) is observed in the capital city of Copenhagen, where people congregate in the courtyard of Amalienborg, the royal palace. Carrying small Danish flags, children cheer and sing for the Queen, refusing to go home until she comes out to greet them. She often appears on the balcony at lunchtime and makes a speech, which is followed by a changing of the Royal Guard in its scarlet dress uniforms. More... Discuss

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a joy to behold

A thing, event, or experience that creates a profound sense of joy or elation in the spectator. More... Discuss