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- Words To Know For Your First Year Of College August 22, 2019The post Words To Know For Your First Year Of College appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Alexa Lemoine
- These Are The Most Misspelled Words On Dictionary.com August 21, 2019The post These Are The Most Misspelled Words On Dictionary.com appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.John Kelly
- 5 Important Historical Events That Changed Language August 19, 2019The post 5 Important Historical Events That Changed Language appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Candice Bradley
- Test Your Word Knowledge With This Week’s Quiz! August 18, 2019August 12–August 18, 2019 Are you a vocabulary luminary? Find out with this week’s quiz! Don’t forget to tell us your favorite word from this week and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter! The post Test Your Word Knowledge With This Week’s Quiz! appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Nick Koch
- Principal vs. Principle August 16, 2019Is the head of a school called a principal or a principle? These two words are frustratingly similar, leaving even the most experienced English speakers to second-guess which word means what. So, today, we’ll discuss the distinct meanings between these easy-to-confuse terms—and leave you with a little trick to help differentiate between your principals and y […]Dictionary.com
- 8 Music Festival Names That Rock August 14, 2019The post 8 Music Festival Names That Rock appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Dcom Support
- These Hacks Remind Us That Spelling Still Matters August 12, 2019The post These Hacks Remind Us That Spelling Still Matters appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Rachel Bradley
- Test The Perfection Of Your Intellection With This Week’s Quiz! August 11, 2019August 5–August 11, 2019 Hang on to your spondulicks and take this week’s Word of the Day Quiz! Don’t forget to tell us your favorite word from this week and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter! The post Test The Perfection Of Your Intellection With This Week’s Quiz! appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Nick Koch
- What Is “Stochastic Terrorism,” And Why Is It Trending? August 9, 2019On Saturday, August 3, a gunman in El Paso, Texas, took the lives of 22 people and injured many more. The next morning, another shooter claimed 9 victims in Dayton, Ohio. As people were processing these massacres, many turned to the dictionary. We observed lookups for one term, stochastic terrorism, surge 63,389% on August 4, as compared to the week prior. T […]John Kelly
- Toni Morrison Quotes To Remember and Share August 8, 2019The post Toni Morrison Quotes To Remember and Share appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Jennifer Freeman
- Words To Know For Your First Year Of College August 22, 2019
- Ladybugs August 23, 2019Coccinellidae is a family of about 5,000 beetles known in the US as ladybugs and in the UK as ladybirds. The insect's name originated in the Middle Ages, when it was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and called "beetle of Our Lady," likely because Mary was often depicted in a red cloak in early paintings and because the seven spots on the species m […]
- Angkor Wat August 22, 2019The crowning work of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat is a temple complex in northwestern Cambodia. About 1,700 yards (1,550 m) long by 1,500 yards (1,400 m) wide, it is the world's largest religious structure. It was built in the 12th century by Suryavarman II as his state temple and dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. The structure consists of a rising s […]
- Coronation August 21, 2019Coronation is the ceremony of crowning and anointing a sovereign on his or her accession to the throne. In Europe, the addition of Christian rites to coronations helped alter the concept of kingship and endow rulers with a degree of priestly and possibly even divine character. In 1804, Napoleon I brought Pope Pius VII to Paris to crown him in Notre Dame cath […]
- Ladybugs August 23, 2019
- Sacco and Vanzetti Are Executed (1927) August 23, 2019The 1920 armed robbery and murder trial of the young Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti was one of the most controversial in US history. Though some believed the verdict was just, others argued that the two men were innocent and were only found guilty because they were immigrants and political radicals. Their defenders waged a fierce leg […]
- Battle of Bosworth Field (1485) August 22, 2019The Battle of Bosworth Field was the penultimate battle of the Wars of the Roses in which Henry Tudor defeated the royal forces of Richard III, the last king of the House of York. Richard was killed in battle, and Henry advanced to London and was crowned as Henry VII. In 1486, Henry married Edward IV's daughter, Elizabeth, thus uniting the houses of Yor […]
- Untitled August 21, 2019In 1911, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa disappeared from the Louvre and was believed to be lost forever. Two years later, former Louvre employee Vincenzo Peruggia was caught trying to sell the masterpiece to a gallery owner in his native Italy. It turned out that Peruggia had stolen the painting by hiding in a closet, waiting until the museum had closed, […]
- Sacco and Vanzetti Are Executed (1927) August 23, 2019
- Gene Kelly (1912) August 23, 2019Kelly was an American dancer, choreographer, actor, and movie director. After training at his mother's dance school in Pittsburgh, he moved to New York in 1938 and danced in Broadway musicals. His athletic style later became a hallmark of the movie musical. His most famous performance came in Singin' in the Rain, which he also helped choreograph an […]
- Deng Xiaoping (1904) August 22, 2019Deng was a Chinese revolutionary and government leader. A veteran of the Long March, he became deputy premier in 1952 and soon joined the Politburo Standing Committee. He was ousted and reinstated several times and at one point was assigned to work in a tractor factory. From the late 1970s until his death in 1997, he was China's most powerful leader. He […]
- Christopher Robin Milne (1920) August 21, 2019Christopher Robin Milne was the son of author A.A. Milne. When Christopher was a young child, his father wrote poetry for him, which grew into the collections When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six. Later, Christopher and his toy animals were incorporated into stories about the adventures of the now-classic characters Christopher Robin, Pooh, Piglet, Tig […]
- Gene Kelly (1912) August 23, 2019
- Vulcanalia August 23, 2019Vulcan was the ancient Roman god of volcanic or destructive fire. The Vulcanalia, or festival in honor of Vulcan, was held on August 23, right at the time of year when forest fires might be expected and when the stored grain was in danger of burning. For this reason Vulcan's cult was very prominent at Ostia, where Rome's grain was stored. At the Vu […]
- Hunterdon 4-H and Agricultural Fair August 22, 2019The New Jersey Agricultural Fair, held in Flemington, New Jersey, at the end of August, is a traditional agricultural fair that was started by a group of local farmers in 1856, making it one of the oldest state fairs in the country. It features a statewide 4-H lamb show and sale, a tractor pull, a horse and pony pull, and all types of car racing (mini-stocks […]
- Holi August 21, 2019Holi is a colorful and boisterous Hindu spring festival in India, also known as the Festival of Colors. This is a time of shedding inhibitions: people smear each other with red and yellow powder and shower each other with colored water shot from bamboo blowpipes or water pistols. Restrictions of caste, sex, and personal differences are ignored. Bhang, an int […]
- Vulcanalia August 23, 2019
- hideout August 23, 2019Definition: (noun) A place of shelter or concealment. Synonyms: den. Usage: There are rumors that criminals once used this abandoned warehouse as a hideout, but they have never been confirmed. Discuss
- galosh August 22, 2019Definition: (noun) A waterproof overshoe. Synonyms: arctic, rubber, gumshoe. Usage: This rain is not going to stop any time soon, so you had better dig your galoshes out of the closet.
- gloaming August 21, 2019Definition: (noun) The time of day immediately following sunset. Synonyms: crepuscule, dusk, nightfall, twilight. Usage: When the sun was fairly down, we slipped back to the hotel in the charitable gloaming, and went to bed again.
- hideout August 23, 2019
- In the News December 13, 2018The news feed is no longer available.
- In the News December 13, 2018
- Miguel de Cervantes August 23, 2019Trying to stop slanderers' tongues is like trying to put gates to the open plain. Discuss
- L. Frank Baum August 22, 2019As long as I know myself to be a coward I shall be unhappy.
- Charles Darwin August 21, 2019The very essence of an instinct is that it is followed independently of reason.
- Miguel de Cervantes August 23, 2019
- Does your age affect your political views? August 22, 2019Sam and Neil discuss politics and teach you related vocabulary.
- Would you invest in cryptocurrencies? August 15, 2019A new digital currency might appear: Facebook's Libra. We discuss, and teach vocabulary.
- The art of tipping August 8, 2019How much should you tip? We discuss this, and other tricky questions, in 6 minutes.
- Coffee cups: Do you use your own? August 1, 2019Does recycling coffee cups make a difference? Neil and Rob discuss and teach vocabulary.
- Are you at risk from online fraud? July 25, 2019Have you fallen for a scam? Sam and Rob discuss and teach you fraud-related vocabulary.
- Are you at risk from online fraud? July 25, 2019Sam and Rob discuss criminal methods, hear from anti-fraud experts and teach vocabulary.
- Internet - good or bad? April 26, 2018Rob and Neil discuss some of the advantages and drawbacks of going online
- Does your age affect your political views? August 22, 2019