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Word of the Day

hidebound

Definition:Stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded.
Synonyms:traditionalist


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late model

Especially regarding an automobile, of a relatively recent design or model.


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Today’s Holiday

Fiesta sa EDSA (People Power Anniversary)

The Fiesta sa EDSA is a commemoration of the bloodless People Power Revolution in the Philippines on February 22-25, 1986, in which the dictatorial regime of Ferdinand Marcos was toppled. Two key government officers rebelled in protest of Marcos’s oppression and demanded his resignation. Pro-Marcos forces threatened to annihilate them, but two million unarmed people, with offerings of flowers, food, and prayers, provided a human shield and overcame the military’s firepower. The day is marked with ceremonies at the site of the revolution in Quezon City, a part of Manila.
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Quote of the Day

The freedom of the press should be inviolate.

John Quincy Adams
(1767-1848)


Word Trivia

Today’s topic: positive

litotes – From Greek litos, “simple, single,” it refers to an ironical understatement (e.g. no small amount) or two negatives used to make a positive (e.g. it was not unsuccessful); it is pronounced lie-TOH-teez, LEYED-uh-teez, LID-uh-teez, or leye-TOHD-eez. More…

set point – One’s set point (for happiness) is a genetically determined level of happiness, to which one returns after positive or negative emotional experiences. More…

Positive, comparative, superlative – Positive is the ordinary form of a word, with comparative conveying a sense of greater intensity of the adjective and superlative reflecting the greatest intensity of the adjective. More…

acceptable face – The positive or reasonable side of something. More…


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