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Word of the Day: Friggatriskaidekaphobia

0 Comments | This entry was posted on Jan 13 2012

Definition: A morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th.

From Wikipedia: The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia (Frigga being the name of the Norse goddess for whom “Friday” is named and triskaidekaphobia meaning fear of the number thirteen.


Word of the Day: EDUCATION

2 Comments | This entry was posted on Sep 01 2011

books [ej-oo-key-shuhn]

noun

the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.

How does education have the power to create social tolerance?

Word of the Day: CRUCIBLE

0 Comments | This entry was posted on Mar 22 2011
The Crucible by Arthur Miller

[kroo-suh-buhl]

–noun

1. a container of metal or refractory material employed for heating substances to high temperatures.

2. Metallurgy . a hollow area at the bottom of a furnace in which the metal collects.

3. a severe, searching test or trial.

From dictionary.com, based on the Random House Dictionary.

The Crucible

This play has inspired interest in the Salem trials since 1953. In it Arthur Miller “brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil.” The DVD, filmed on location in Ipswich, is also available in our store.

Word of the Day: TOLERANCE

0 Comments | This entry was posted on Sep 02 2010

TOLERANCE – Recognition of and respect for the opinions, beliefs, or actions of others

Webster’s II New Riverside Ditionary, Revised Edition, Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996