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Definition: (adjective) Secluded from the world; sheltered.
Usage:The dean said the cloistered atmosphere of the academy was doing little to prepare students for the real world. Discuss. Play

Daily Grammar Lesson


Modal Auxiliary Verbs - Could

The modal verb "could" is most often used as a past-tense version of "can," indicating what someone or something was able to do in the past. "Could" can be used in what types of conditional sentences? More... Discuss

Article of the Day


Milk Sickness

Milk sickness afflicts individuals who ingest dairy products or meat from a cow that has fed on white snakeroot, a plant with a poisonous cluster of small white flowers. It is characterized by trembling, vomiting, and severe intestinal pain. Although rare today, such poisoning killed thousands in the early 19th century, including Abraham Lincoln's mother. A doctor first described it in 1809, but its exact cause remained elusive. According to legend, how was its cause discovered? More... Discuss
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This Day in History

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Opens in Canton, Ohio (1963)

Although professional American football was played as early as 1895, it was not until 1920 that national organization began, with the formation of the American Professional Football Association in Canton, Ohio. In 1922, the association was renamed the National Football League (NFL). Originally the home of the former professional team known as the Canton Bulldogs, Canton was later selected as the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Which NFL team has had the most hall of famers? More... Aexit Metal Polishing Abrasive Wheels Discs 100mm Dia 80# Flap

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A farm worker for most of her life, Moses turned to painting only after arthritis had forced her to give up embroidery. Her paintings were first displayed in a drugstore when she was 78, but her exhibitions soon became so popular that they broke attendance records around the world. Moses painted simple scenes of farm life and produced thousands of them despite her late start. Her works now hang in some of America's most prestigious museums and galleries. Who "discovered" her paintings? More... Discuss

Quotation of the Day

One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts—just mere thoughts—are as powerful as electric batteries—as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison.

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) Discuss


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Which of the following sentences stresses the completion of an action that occurred in the past but has relevance to the present?

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Today's Holiday


Festival of Piedigrotta

Held in Naples, Italy, in September, the Festival of Piedigrotta is known primarily for its noise and gaiety. According to one legend, it commemorates the destruction in 44 CE of a site that had formerly been the scene of pagan orgies, and the building of a chapel in its place. A second explanation is that the chapel was built in 1356 after the Blessed Virgin Mary had appeared to a priest, a nun, and a man named Peter and ordered its construction. In any case, the festival is a particularly joyful one, with processions, fireworks, and some very unusual puppet shows. More... Discuss


Idiom of the Day

make (oneself or something) ready (for someone or something)

To become or make something prepared for something or someone. More... Discuss