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June 15 2017

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Charles Goodyear Granted Patent for Vulcanization (1844)
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rebarbative

Definition: (adjective) Tending to irritate.
Synonyms: repellant, repellent.
Usage: As the night wore on, the petulant man became increasingly rebarbative and prickly and spiteful.
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Hugo Pratt (1927)
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Today in History for 15th June 2017

June 14 2017

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Alcock and Brown Embark on First Nonstop Transatlantic Flight (1919)
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disfavor

Definition: (verb) Put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm.
Synonyms: disadvantage.
Usage: These laws clearly disfavor the underprivileged and poor because they do not address the problem of child labor.
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Margaret Bourke-White (1904)
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Today in History for 14th June 2017

June 13 2017

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Washington Irving
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Washington Irving
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US Supreme Court Rules in Miranda v. Arizona (1966)
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Washington Irving
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The Black Obelisk
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bridgehead

Definition: (noun) A forward position seized by advancing troops in enemy territory as a foothold for further advance.
Synonyms: foothold.
Usage: The soldiers made a brave attempt to secure a bridgehead behind enemy lines.
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Sir Basil Rathbone (1892)
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