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Word of the Day

tumult

Definition: Violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob.
Synonyms: garboil, uproar

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Idiom of the Day

have (got) (someone) pegged as (something)

To distinctly regard someone as being a certain type of person.

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Today’s Holiday

Romania National Day

The national holiday of Romania has been celebrated since 1990, after the fall of the Romanian Communist Party head Nicolae Ceausescu, with military parades, speeches, and a holiday from work. This day marks the unification in 1918 of Romania and Transylvania and the formation of the Romanian state within its present-day boundaries. Romania’s full independence had been recognized in 1878, but Transylvania had remained outside the new state. On December 1, a Romanian assembly passed the resolution of unity celebrated on National Day. More…

Quote of the Day
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
Aristotle
(384 BC-322 BC)

Word Trivia

Today’s topic: stare

extant – Comes from Latin ex-, "out," and stare, "to stand," and means "currently or actually in existence." More…

stare – Its etymological notion is "fixity" or "rigidity," from a Germanic base meaning "be rigid." More…

gaure – To stare in astonishment. More…

gorgonize – To stare at with a petrifying look. More…


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