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July 19 2018

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Syngman Rhee, First President of South Korea, Dies in Exile (1965)
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sallow

Definition: (adjective) Of a sickly yellowish hue or complexion.
Synonyms: sickly.
Usage: His face was sallow and shiny with sweat.
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Today in History for 19th July 2018

July 18 2018

05:00

pagination

Definition: (noun) The system of numbering pages.
Synonyms: folio, paging.
Usage: The editions of Holy Writ are so numerous that he could hardly suppose that two copies would have the same pagination.
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Bomb Kills 85, Injures Hundreds at Argentinean Jewish Community Center (1994)
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Today in History for 18th July 2018

July 17 2018

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exhalation

Definition: (noun) The act of expelling air from the lungs.
Synonyms: breathing out, expiration.
Usage: He drew the first whiff of smoke deep into his lungs and expelled it in a long and lingering exhalation.
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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: First Docking of Russian and US Spacecrafts (1975)
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Today in History for 17th July 2018

July 16 2018

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World's First Parking Meter Installed (1935)
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comeuppance

Definition: (noun) A punishment or retribution that one deserves; one's just deserts.
Synonyms: deserts.
Usage: The central character is an evil man who gets his comeuppance in the end.
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Today in History for 16th July 2018

July 15 2018

05:00

curare

Definition: (noun) A toxic alkaloid found in certain tropical South American trees that is a powerful relaxant for striated muscles.
Synonyms: tubocurarine.
Usage: The arrow was usually tipped with a poison, such as curare, which would stun or kill the struck prey.
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The Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapping (1976)
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Today in History for 15th July 2018

July 14 2018

05:00

hard-pressed

Definition: (adjective) Facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty.
Synonyms: distressed, hard put, in a bad way.
Usage: Hard-pressed consumers are spending less on luxuries.
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St. Mark's Campanile Collapses (1902)
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Today in History for 14th July 2018

July 13 2018

05:00

deep-seated

Definition: (adjective) (Used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held.
Synonyms: deep-rooted, implanted, ingrained, planted.
Usage: He divined the fanatical love of freedom in her, the deep-seated antipathy for restraint of any sort.
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First FIFA World Cup Kicks Off (1930)
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