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carcass

Definition: (noun) Remains from which the substance or character is gone.
Synonyms:remains, remnants
Usage:At one end of the camp lies the carcass of an aircraft which crashed in the mountains. Discuss. A New Approach (a.n.a) Jeggings Sz 12

Daily Grammar Lesson

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Positioning Adverbs of Manner

The position we use for adverbs of manner depends on whether they are modifying a verb, a clause, or an adjective. Adverbs of manner most commonly come directly after intransitive verbs that they modify. If the verb is transitive, then where must the adverb be positioned? More... Discuss

Article of the Day

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Dubai

Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates. It is also the name of the emirate's main city, sometimes called "Dubai City." Located on the Persian Gulf, Dubai is distinct from the other emirates in that oil revenues account for only a small part of its gross domestic product, and it is the only emirate that has Hindu temples. More... Discuss

This Day in History

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Tiger Woods Becomes Youngest Golfer to Win Masters Tournament (1997)

Despite recent personal problems that took him off the tour circuit for a time, Eldrick "Tiger" Woods is still considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. In 1997, at the age of 21, he became the youngest player ever to win the Masters Tournament—winning by a record margin of 12 strokes. That same year, he won five other PGA tournaments and became the youngest player ever ranked first in world golf competition. Woods coined the term "Cablinasian" to describe his ethnicity, which is what? More... Discuss

Today's Birthday

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Samuel Barclay Beckett (1906)

Irish-born playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett settled permanently in Paris in 1937 and thereafter adopted French as his primary literary language, though he went on to translate many of his works into English. Marked by minimal plot and action, existentialist ideas, and humor, the Nobel laureate's works typify the Theatre of the Absurd. His Waiting for Godot is a classic of the genre and brought him global acclaim. Why did his wife call his receipt of the Nobel Prize a "catastrophe"? More... Discuss

Quotation of the Day

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A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Discuss

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reassuring
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Grammar Quiz

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Comparative adjectives are never ___________.


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adj. Of, forming, or containing calcium or calcium carbonate
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connive
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intermit
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Today's Holiday

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French Quarter Festival

The French Quarter Festival celebrates Louisiana's distinctive musical and culinary traditions. Held in New Orleans, the festival features performances by local and other Louisiana musicians as well as those foreign musicians influenced by Louisiana's musical traditions. Scores of bands perform at various sites throughout the French Quarter (also called the Vieux Carré). Sixty local restaurants operate food booths on the festival grounds, offering spectators the best in Louisiana cooking. In recent years, close to 300,000 people have attended this three-day event. Floral American Rag 3/4 sleeve Romper Discuss

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Idiom of the Day

the outside world

The people, culture, ideas, or experiences beyond an enclosed, sheltered, or remote place, situation or environment. More... Discuss