(adv.) in a left-handed, wrong, or contrary direction: counterclockwise. English phrase from the lower Scots.



(n) an ostensibly modest or self-depricating statement whose actual purpose is to draw atttention to something of which one is proud.


(n.) the quality or state of being obstinate or persistent


(n) the scientific study of physical, chemical, meteorological, and biological conditions in fresh waters.


(n.) the size of a piece of paper cut eight from a sheet: a book, a page, or paper of this size.



naive, simplistic, and superfiscial 



the quality of being pleasing to the ear, espeically through a harmonious combination of words 


(adj.) tearful or given to weeping



(adj.) irritable as a result of being hungry.


(v.) to study diligently

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Someone - Alice McDermott

One ordinary life told from the perspective of she who is living it. I do not normally read realistic or historical fiction but this book caught my eye...

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Birth of a Rolling Stone and a premiere of a classic

On December 18 in: 1777, The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the Americans over British forces in the Battle...

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(verb) to complain loudly or angrily

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Summer Fresh Pasta

This is terrific for a summer lunch.What you will need:12 0z. pasta, any shape1/2 cup pine nuts (optional - they are crazy expensive - but oh so good)...

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Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series that originally aired on the network AMC for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September...

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Judy Garland

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

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The collection: Music

Blue Smoke - Dolly Parton

Singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist Dolly Parton is proud to release her new album "Blue Smoke." The album reflects the character...

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The Clean Cloud

This is just so completely cool!What you will need:a bar of Ivory soapknifemicrowave ovenWhat  you do:Cut a bar of Ivory soap in half. Put one half in...
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