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panjandrum

Definition: (noun) An important or self-important person.
Synonyms:dignitary, high muckamuck, high-up, VIP
Usage:A word from my boss, a panjandrum of the filmmaking industry, can make or break a person's Hollywood career. .

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Using the Future Perfect Continuous

The future perfect continuous tense is used in a very similar way to the future perfect to describe the duration of a completed future action. They both carry the same meaning when used in this way, but the future perfect continuous emphasizes what? More...

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Panchatantra

The Panchatantra is a collection of fables that are among the most widely-known animal stories in the world. The original Sanskrit work, now lost, may have been written down in India as early as 100 BCE. It then spread throughout the ancient world. A textbook created for instructing the three sons of a king, it contains morals that glorify shrewdness over altruism. One story concerns a war between crows and owls. When a crow defects to join the owls and is accepted by them, what happens? More...

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The Hungarian Republic Is Officially Proclaimed (1989)

The defeat of the Central Powers in WWI brought the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary to an end and led to the creation of an independent Hungarian republic, which, in 1949, came under Communist control. Though a 1956 uprising was suppressed, Hungary became the most tolerant of the Soviet bloc nations of Europe and finally replaced Communism with a multi-party democracy with free elections in 1989. Hungary's relative freedom compared to other Eastern bloc countries led to what satirical nickname? More...

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Michael Crichton (1942)

While pursuing a medical degree at Harvard University, the intensely private Crichton began writing novels under a pseudonym. He published The Andromeda Strain during his final year and went on to write several best-selling works, many of which were made into films, including Jurassic Park and Congo. He unexpectedly died of throat cancer in 2008. While in college, he once submitted an essay by George Orwell under his own name as an experiment. What grade did he receive? More...

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No affectation of peculiarity can conceal a commonplace mind.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

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In which grammatical person (first person, second person, third person) is it not correct to contract “be” with “not”?





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Hungary Republic Day

In Hungary, Republic Day and the 1956 Revolution are celebrated on October 23 and originally commemorated the 1956 uprising against Soviet control. On October 23, 1989, in honor of the previous revolution, Hungarians established a new republic, amending the constitution to allow multiparty politics, public assembly, and create separation of power in the government. More...

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in (someone's) wheelhouse

In, related to, or matching someone's general interests, abilities, or area of familiarity; in someone's comfort zone. More...