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December 13, 2017

Word of the Day

redoubtable

Definition: Arousing fear or awe.
Synonyms: formidable,
unnerving




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Idiom of the Day

a stab in the back

A betrayal; an act of treachery.




This Day in History



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Today's Holiday

Opening of the Underground Caves Day

The end of World War II is marked annually by the people of Butaritari Island (northern islands of the independent republic of Kiribati). Each year, they open the caves that were built to shelter them during WWII. Accompanied by a celebration, the event takes place on the anniversary of the day the caves initially were opened after the war ended in 1945. The event's main activities take place in Ukiangang village on Butaritari Island, featuring singing, dancing, feasting, and indoor and outdoor games.
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Quote of the Day
As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities.

Charles Darwin
(1809-1882)




Word Trivia

Today's topic: vegetable

rareripe - Originally simply a fruit or vegetable that ripened early. More...

fruit, vegetable - Fruit is the name given to those plants that have an ovary used for food; vegetable is the name given to a large category of herbaceous plants with parts used for food. More...

sauerbraten, sauerkraut - In German, sauerbraten is literally "sour roast meat," and sauerkraut is "sour cabbage or vegetable." More...

sweet potato, yam - The sweet potatoes and yams sold in most stores are the same vegetable—sweet potatoes are inside every mislabeled yam can; true yams are not sold anywhere except a handful of specialty grocers. More...




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