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February 21 2017

05:00

haggard

Definition: (adjective) Showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering.
Synonyms: careworn, drawn, raddled, worn.
Usage: His face was ghastly pale; his chin had a brown cut on it—a cut half healed; his expression was haggard and drawn, as by intense suffering.
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February 20 2017

05:00

turbid

Definition: (adjective) Having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended.
Synonyms: murky, cloudy, muddy.
Usage: It was now early spring, and the river was swollen and turbulent; great cakes of floating ice were swinging heavily to and fro in the turbid waters.

February 19 2017

05:00

tucket

Definition: (noun) Short lively tune played on brass instruments.
Synonyms: fanfare, flourish.
Usage: Her arrival was greeted with a rousing tucket.

July 10 2015

09:02
Today in History for 10th July 2015
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Camille Pissarro (1830)
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Knight Bachelors
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The Jedwabne Pogrom (1941)

July 09 2015

09:02
Today in History for 9th July 2015
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Louisa May Alcott
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Johnny Weissmuller Breaks One-Minute Barrier in 100-Meter Freestyle (1922)
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Carlos Chagas (1879)
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Louisa May Alcott
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Anthony Bourdain
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farrago

Definition: (noun) An assortment or a medley; a conglomeration.
Synonyms: hodgepodge, omnium-gatherum, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, ragbag.
Usage: If the farrago of newspaper clippings, stale coffee mugs, and chewed-on pencils strewn around the office was any indication, her boss had been at the office all night.
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July 08 2015

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First Issue of The Wall Street Journal Is Published (1889)
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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926)
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