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Word of the Day

lenity

Definition: Mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant.
Synonyms: lenience, mildness

Article of the Day

Daily Grammar Lesson

Idiom of the Day

a man/woman on a mission

A person who is fiercely determined to do or get what he or she wants.



Today's Holiday

Ta'anit Bechorot (Fast of the Firstborn)

The Fast of the Firstborn is the only fast in the Jewish calendar which is neither an atonement for sin nor a fast of petition. Observed only symbolically by firstborn male Jews on the day before Passover, its main purpose appears to be to remind Jews of the Angel of Death's slaying of the Egyptians' firstborn sons and the miraculous escape of their own sons. The obligation to fast can be avoided by participating in a siyyum—the study of a particular passage of the Talmud. More...

Quote of the Day
While solitude with dreams is glorious, solitude without them has few charms.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
(1874-1942)

Word Trivia

Today's topic: slope

escarpment, scarp, palisade(s) - A cliff formation or line of cliffs can be called an escarpment, scarp (from Italian scarpa, "slope"), or palisade(s). More...

scree - A mass of small loose stones that form or cover a slope on a mountain. More...

katabatic - Skiing is a katabatic sport—moving down a slope or valley. More...

scarp - To slope, cut a steep face. More...


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