Word of the Day: Dedicate

Word of the Day: Dedicate

dedicate/ verb ˈdɛd ɪˌkeɪt; adjective ˈdɛd ɪ kɪt / Meaning of Dedicate 1. To denote for a sacred or holy purpose.2. To wholly commit to a cause or purpose.3. To formally offer to a person or cause. Uses of Dedicate 1. The priest dedicated the location as the future site …

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Quote of the Day – Victor Hugo

Quote of the Day – Victor Hugo

“You have enemies? Why, it is the story of every man who has done a great deed or created a new idea.” – Victor Hugo Meaning of the quote Here is Hugo’s entire comment containing the quote in context (bold emphasis added): “You have enemies? Why, it is the story …

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Quote of the Day – George Orwell

Quote of the Day – George Orwell

“The choice before human beings, is not, as a rule, between good and evil but between two evils.” – George Orwell Meaning of the quote Here is Orwell’s quote in full context (bold emphasis added): “The choice before human beings, is not, as a rule, between good and evil but …

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Word of the Day: Ideology

Word of the Day: Ideology

ideology/ ˌaɪ diˈɒl ə dʒi, ˌɪd i- / Meaning of Ideology A guiding body, such as doctrine, religion or mythology, that defines a group of thinkers A political plan of action backed by such a guiding body. The philosophical study of the nature of truth and ideas. Theories that are of a radical or …

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15 French Words that English Speakers have Adopted

15 French Words that English Speakers have Adopted

Don’t speak French? We have to disagree. Americans use more French words in their everyday vocabulary than they realize. Let’s take a look at fifteen French words that are as common to American English as French fries (which aren’t French, by the way). 1. Déjà vu This word has an …

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Quote of the Day – Niccolò Machiavelli

Quote of the Day – Niccolò Machiavelli

“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.” – Niccolò Machiavelli Meaning of the quote The above quotation is a variant translation of its original Italian. The full quotation is as follows (bold emphasis added): “The first opinion …

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Word of the Day: Philosophy

Word of the Day: Philosophy

philosophy/ fɪˈlɒs ə fi / Meaning of Philosophy A rational investigation into the nature of reality, truth and consciousness. A particular system of belief or thought based on investigation or study. A guidance system based on investigation for practical matters. An attitude of reasoned rational, patience and composure. Usage of Philosophy The …

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Quote of the Day – Björk

Quote of the Day – Björk

“Nature has fixed no limits on our hopes.” – Björk Meaning of the quote Hope is available to all. Hope knows no class, structure, wealth, race, nationality, or gender. Even those without any money or possessions at all can still possess hope. Hope is the most difficult thing to take …

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11 American Cowboy Words that Are Actually Spanish

11 American Cowboy Words that Are Actually Spanish

There’s nothing more American than cowboys, right? Well, think again. Many of the words and language associated with American cowboys comes from the Spanish language, and the cowboy tradition itself comes from Spain and Portugal. Let’s take a look at the origin of cowboys and the language that developed around …

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