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August 22 2018

05:00
First Successful Trial Run of a Steamboat (1787)
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good-humored

Definition: (adjective) Disposed to please.
Synonyms: amiable.
Usage: He was generally a good-humored, sensible man; but if his temper was a little out...nobody liked to come too near his fist, for he could deal a very heavy blow.
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August 21 2018

05:00
Philippine Opposition Leader Benigno Aquino, Jr., Is Assassinated (1983)
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espouse

Definition: (verb) Choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans.
Synonyms: adopt, follow.
Usage: The candidate espouses Republican ideals.
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04:02
Today in History for 21st August 2018

August 20 2018

04:48
Infamous Menendez Brothers Murder Their Parents (1989)
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intersect

Definition: (verb) Meet at a point.
Synonyms: cross.
Usage: These two fences intersect at the creek.
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Today in History for 20th August 2018

August 19 2018

05:00
Little Person Eddie Gaedel Has Major League Debut (1951)
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button-down

Definition: (adjective) Unimaginatively conventional.
Synonyms: conservative.
Usage: Knowing that her unconventional appearance would hold her back in the button-down corporate culture she was about to enter, she reluctantly dyed her magenta hair back to its natural auburn.
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Today in History for 19th August 2018

August 18 2018

05:00
Priest Urbain Grandier Burned at the Stake for Witchcraft (1634)
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self-restraint

Definition: (noun) Restraint of one's emotions, desires, or inclinations; self-control.
Synonyms: temperateness.
Usage: She little guessed the struggle within my breast, or the effort of self-restraint which held me back.
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Today in History for 18th August 2018

August 17 2018

04:17
Double Eagle II Becomes First Balloon to Cross the Atlantic (1978)
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Today in History for 17th August 2018
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spongy

Definition: (adjective) Easily squashed; resembling a sponge in having soft porous texture and compressibility.
Synonyms: squishy, squashy.
Usage: I like nothing better than butter on a slice of freshly baked, spongy white bread.
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August 16 2018

05:00

garret

Definition: (noun) Floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage.
Synonyms: attic, loft.
Usage: There was yet an upper staircase, of a steeper inclination and of contracted dimensions, to be ascended, before the garret story was reached.
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The Peterloo Massacre (1819)
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Today in History for 16th August 2018
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