Daily Content Archive

(as of Monday, June 6, 2022)
Word of the Day

mucilage

Definition:(noun) A sticky substance used as an adhesive.
Synonyms:glue, gum
Usage: They wanted to make a model airplane, but lacked the mucilage needed to hold the pieces together.
Daily Grammar Lesson

Non-Restrictive Relative Clauses

Non-restrictive relative clauses give us additional information about a noun that has already been identified, but this information is not essential for the sentence to make sense. What two words cannot be used to introduce non-restrictive clauses? More...
Article of the Day

The Mona Lisa

One of the most famous paintings in history, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa can be seen at the Louvre museum in Paris, where it is on permanent display. The work's name was not chosen by the artist; rather, it was derived from a posthumously published biography of da Vinci, which identifies the subject as Lisa, wife of a wealthy Florentine businessman. Still, her identity remains the subject of debate, and theories regarding the owner of the enigmatic smile abound. What are some of them? More...
This Day in History

D-Day: The Allies Land on Normandy Beaches (1944)

The Battle of Normandy during World War II was fought between the German forces occupying Western Europe and the invading Allied armies. More than 156,000 troops crossed the English Channel during the initial invasion, which remains the largest amphibious landing in history. The campaign continued for more than two months and concluded with the liberation of Paris. Of the Allies' five landing points, Omaha Beach proved to be the most deadly. How many troops were killed there that day? More...
Today's Birthday

Sukarno (1901)

Sukarno helped Indonesia win independence from the Netherlands and served as the country's first president. He attempted to consolidate his multi-island nation and establish a "guided democracy," with a cabinet representing all political parties. Regional and factional problems, however, led him to dissolve the assembly and assume full dictatorial powers. He proclaimed himself president for life in 1963, but an attempted Communist coup late in 1965 triggered a military takeover by whom? More...
Quotation of the Day
...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

Idiom of the Day

(Go) tell it/that to Sweeney!

dated A scornful or incredulous response to a story or statement that one does not believe or finds ridiculous. More...
Today's Holiday

Swedish Flag Day (2022)

Constitution and Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the Swedish constitution on June 6, 1809, and the ascension of Gustavus I to the throne on June 6, 1523. It is observed throughout Sweden with patriotic meetings, parades, and the raising of flags. In Stockholm, the main celebration takes place at the Stadium, where the Swedish national anthem is sung by a chorus of several thousand voices, and the King awards flags to various schools, sports clubs, and other organizations. In the evening, the celebration continues at Skansen, the oldest open-air museum in Europe. More...
Word Trivia

Today's topic: objective

limited war - A war whose objective is of smaller scope than total defeat of the enemy. More...

institution - First a noun of action or process that became a general and abstract noun describing something objective and systematic. More...

purposely, purposefully - Purposely means "intentionally, on purpose," while purposefully means "with a specific purpose or objective in mind." More...

safe, secure - Safe and secure, now nearly synonymous, used to be more different; secure was subjective—man's own sense of the absence of danger—while safe was objective, the fact of such absence of danger. More...

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