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Word of the Day

recline

Definition: Lean in a comfortable resting position.
Synonyms: recumb, repose

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Idiom of the Day

bon viveur

A connoisseur of food and wine. Primarily heard in UK.

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Carabao Festival

The Carabao Festival is a feast in honor of San Isidro Labrador (St. Isidore the Farmer), the patron saint of Filipino farmers, held in Pulilan, Bulacan province, the Philippines. The feast also honors the carabao, or water buffalo, the universal beast of burden of the Philippines. Farmers decorate their carabao with flowers to parade with the image of San Isidro. The festival is also marked by exploding firecrackers and the performance of the Bamboo Dance, where dancers represent the tinikling bird, a menace to the rice crop. More...

Quote of the Day
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.
John F. Kennedy
(1917-1963)

Word Trivia

Today's topic: mineral

diamond - Developed from adamant—the name of the hardest stone or mineral of ancient times—from Latin adamans, from Greek adamas, "invincible" (a-, "not," and daman, "to tame"). More...

Formica - Got its name from being created as a substitute "for mica," a mineral. More...

mineral - Etymologically "something obtained by mining," from Latin minera, "ore." More...

snow - Technically a mineral, it is Teutonic in origin, from an Indo-European root shared by the Latin words niv-/nix and Greek nipha; the spelling snow first appeared in English around 1200. More...


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