Daily Content Archive

(as of Friday, October 30, 2020)
Word of the Day

subjugate

Definition:(verb) Make subservient; force to submit or subdue.
Synonyms:subject
Usage: Their central idea, their grand aim, is to subjugate you, keep you down, make you feel insignificant and humble in the blaze of their cosmopolitan glory.
Daily Grammar Lesson

Using Suffixes to Create Nouns of Recipience

Nominalization refers to the creation of a noun from verbs or adjectives. For verbs that become nouns to represent someone who is the recipient of an action, we often use which suffix? More...
Article of the Day

Blushing

Described by Charles Darwin as "the most peculiar and the most human of all expressions," blushing is the sudden, brief reddening of the face, especially due to emotions such as embarrassment or shame. The areas of the face that turn red contain a higher concentration of blood vessels near the skin’s surface than other parts of the body. When these vessels dilate, the skin appears to redden. Some people blush more than others, and some have a pathological blushing condition known as what? More...
This Day in History

Henry VII Is Crowned King of England (1485)

As a noble from the House of Lancaster, Henry fled England when the rival House of York triumphed in 1471. He later returned, rallied his supporters, and defeated Richard III in 1485. He then married Elizabeth of York and ended the Wars of the Roses between the two houses. Plots against him persisted, and two years later, Yorkists rebelled in support of Lambert Simnel, a boy they claimed was the Earl of Warwick. The rebellion was crushed by Henry's forces. What did Henry do with young Lambert? More...
Today's Birthday

Angelica Kauffmann (1741)

Swiss-born painter Angelica Kauffman studied art in Italy as a child. She was a protégée of Joshua Reynolds, who took her to London in 1766. Two years later, Reynolds became the first president of the Royal Academy and Kauffman one of the founding members. She became known for her decorative work and her portraits of female sitters. Returning to Italy, she flourished in artistic and literary circles. In 1775, how did a fellow member of the Royal Academy ridicule her and Reynolds in a painting? More...
Quotation of the Day
I describe not men, but manners; not an individual, but a species.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Idiom of the Day

in the same mold

Of or in the same or similar style, fashion, or manner. Primarily heard in US. More...
Today's Holiday

Kojagara (2020)

The word "Kojagara" is a combination of two terms, Kah and jagara, which means "who is awake?" This is what the goddess Lakshmi says when she descends to the earth on the night of the full moon in the month of Asvina. She blesses all those who are awake with wealth and prosperity, so the festivities go on all night. Kojagara is a harvest festival and is celebrated throughout India. There is a folk tale about a king who fell into dire financial straits. When his queen observed the fast and night vigil in honor of Lakshmi, their fortunes were reversed and prosperity returned to them. More...
Word Trivia

Today's topic: thief

jilt - A female accomplice to a thief. More...

furtive - Someone who is furtive literally "carries things away like a thief." More...

ferret - Its name comes from Latin furritus, "little thief"—alluding to the animal's affinity for stealing hens' eggs. More...

thief - Has the underlying meaning of "crouching, furtive person." More...

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