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Word of the Day


Definition: Give extra weight to (a communication).
Synonyms: emphasize

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Daily Grammar Lesson

Idiom of the Day

leave (something) out of account [CONTENT_REVIEW InternalLink]

To ignore something; to pay little or no heed to something.

This Day in History

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Today's Holiday

International Women's Day

This day commemorating women is one of the most widely observed holidays of recent origin. It has its roots in the March 8, 1857, revolt of women in New York City, protesting conditions in the textile [CONTENT_REVIEW InternalLink] and garment industries, although it wasn't proclaimed a holiday until 1910. In the former USSR [CONTENT_REVIEW InternalLink], women received honors for distinguished service in industry, aviation [CONTENT_REVIEW InternalLink], military service, and other fields. In the United Kingdom and the United States, International Women's Day is marked by special exhibitions, films, and more, in praise of women. More... [CONTENT_REVIEW InternalLink]

Quote of the Day
The latter part of a wise man's life is taken up in curing the follies, prejudices, and false opinions he had contracted in the former.
Jonathan Swift [CONTENT_REVIEW InternalLink]

Word Trivia

Today's topic: hospital [CONTENT_REVIEW InternalLink]

conservatory [CONTENT_REVIEW InternalLink] - Comes from an Italian word for a hospital for foundlings, to whom music was taught. More... [CONTENT_REVIEW InternalLink]

ambulance [CONTENT_REVIEW InternalLink] - Once brought the hospital to the patient—and kept the name when it reversed the process and started bringing the patients to the hospital; its original meaning was "mobile hospital following an army." More... [CONTENT_REVIEW InternalLink]

nosocomial [CONTENT_REVIEW InternalLink] - "Pertaining to a hospital" or "originating in a hospital." More... [CONTENT_REVIEW InternalLink]

bedlam [CONTENT_REVIEW InternalLink] - The word bedlam is a contraction of Bethlehem, a hospital in London that became a lunatic asylum. More... [CONTENT_REVIEW InternalLink]

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