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Word of the Day

inestimable

Definition: Beyond calculation or measure.
Synonyms: incomputable, immeasurable

Article of the Day

Daily Grammar Lesson

Idiom of the Day

weep (one's) heart out

To weep copiously; to cry intensely and for a long time.

This Day in History

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Today's Holiday

Mauni Amavasya

Complete silence is observed on the day known to Hindus as Mauni Amavasya. Because bathing during Magha, one of the most sacred Hindu months, is considered to be a purifying act, many Hindus camp out along the banks of the Ganges River throughout the month and bathe daily in the sacred river. But the bathing and fasting end with the observance of Mauni Amavasya, a day for worshipping Lord Vishnu and circumambulating the peepal (a type of ficus) tree, which is regarded as holy. For many Hindus, the celebration takes place at Prayag, where the Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati rivers flow together. More...

Quote of the Day
It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance…and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.
Henry James
(1843-1916)

Word Trivia

Today's topic: turkey

poult - A young domestic fowl (like a turkey) being raised for food. More...

meleagrine - The adjective form of turkey. More...

wattle - The fleshy part hanging from the neck of a turkey or other bird. More...

turkey - Originally the name for African guinea fowl, it eventually became the name for the Western hemisphere fowl with which the earlier fowl was confused; it is short for turkeycock or turkeyhen. More...


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