Aaron Zarate

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Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

protean

<b> Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 18, 2017 is:</b> <b>protean</b> • \PROH-tee-un\ • <i>adjective</i><b><br>1 :</b> of or resembling Proteus in having a varied nature …

Vocabulary

weltanschauung

<b> Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 12, 2017 is:</b> <b>weltanschauung</b> • \VELT-ahn-show-ung ("ow" as in "cow")\ • <i>noun</i><b><br>:</b> (<i>often capitalized</i></b> …

Vocabulary

Definition of PRAXIS

Learn More about <i>praxis</i><p>Seen and Heard<p>What made you want to look up <i>praxis</i>? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).<p>…

Definition of POIGNANT

<i>poignant</i> was our Word of the Day on 02/11/2015. Hear the podcast!<p>Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP<p>Get Word of the Day …

Definition of PEJORATIVE

Recent marketing trends have led less-experienced audiences to see blends in less <i>pejorative</i> terms.<p>Or one of the myriad other <i>pejorative</i> nicknames …

Linguistics

unabashed

<b> Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 28, 2017 is:</b> <b>unabashed</b> • \un-uh-BASHT\ • <i>adjective</i><b><br>:</b> not embarrassed or ashamed by something that has …

Vocabulary

Definition of BRAZEN

Phrases Related to BRAZEN<p>Related Phrases<p>BRAZEN Defined for English Language Learners<p>BRAZEN Defined for Kids<p>Learn More about <i>brazen</i><p>Seen and Heard<p>What …

Vocabulary

Definition of CONNOISSEUR

These three stories describe the arc of a <i>connoisseur</i>'s life, which can very well first lay its bite in childhood.<p>Do beer drinkers or cocktail</i> …

Definition of VERITABLE

On Wednesday, the TV personality achieved a miracle by turning a typical press-circuit interview with Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling into a <i>veritable</i> …

Definition of AGHAST

The coffee tray was just disgusting.’’ Hotel employees were <i>aghast</i>.<p>Some, expectedly, have been <i>aghast</i> at the scope of basketball’s underbelly, arguing …

Vocabulary

imprecate

<b> Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 2, 2017 is:</b> <b>imprecate</b> • \IM-prih-kayt\ • <i>verb</i><b><br>:</b> to invoke evil on <b>:</b> curse <b>Examples:</b><br>"Mallory <i>imprecated</i> the …

Vocabulary

kibitzer

<b> Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 31, 2017 is:</b> <b>kibitzer</b> • \KIB-it-ser\ • <i>noun</i><b><br>:</b> one who looks on and often offers unwanted advice or …

Language

One Photographer’s Astonishing Depiction of Inequality

In 380 B.C.E. the Greek philosopher Plato wrote in Book IV of <i>The Republic</i>, “Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the …

The first Japanese cherry blossom forecast of 2017 has been released

The Japan Meteorological Corporation has released the first part of its annual cherry blossom forecast for 2017, predicting when will be the best times to view the flowers in different parts of the country this year.<p>Hanami, or ‘cherry blossom viewing’, is one of the most anticipated activities of …

Scientists planning their own march in Washington

<b>(CNN) —</b> As more than a million women and their allies were making final plans for marches in Washington and around the world to protest Donald Trump, a commenter posted on a Reddit thread, "There needs to be a Scientists' March on Washington."<p>Other users -- who'd been discussing the changing White …

Women's March on Washington

ab ovo

<b> Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 25, 2017 is:</b> <b>ab ovo</b> • \ab-OH-voh\ • <i>adverb</i><b><br>:</b> from the beginning <b>Examples:</b><br>"Given Arthur's fondness for …

Vocabulary

What happened when I took a “White Women Elected Trump” sign to the Women’s March

Back in November, I was not convinced I wanted to attend the Women’s March on Washington. I voted for Hillary Clinton, but I had complex feelings about what my motivations for going to the march would be, especially as it was then being organized by white women. Several of the black feminists I …

How Obama Ruined Race Relations

One of my favorite true-life parables is the story of Hungarian Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis. In the mid-1800s, Semmelweis worked in a maternity clinic where …

From one American to another: with Trump as President, we must travel

“So, what do you think of the White Supremacy movement in America?”<p>The question came out of nowhere, lobbied across the table by a Mexican librarian …

Every movie Netflix and Amazon have acquired from Sundance, and when you can watch them

The Sundance Film Festival is finishing up this week, and Amazon Studios and Netflix have once again descended upon Park City, Utah. The annual fest is an opportunity for the companies to pick up new films and documentaries to bolster their streaming services.<p>Purchases in January can pay off by …

The 9 foreign books we think you should read in 2017 and why

Matador Network editors Matt Hershberger, Ana Bulnes, and Morgane Croissant rounded up 9 books not originally written in English. This selection …

Books