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word: squalor


squalor

Definition: (noun) A filthy and wretched condition or quality.
Synonyms: sordidness, squalidness
Usage: The squalor in which the refugees lived alarmed the aid workers, who knew they had to work quickly to improve these conditions. Discuss.

today’s holiday: Yemen Revolution Days


Yemen Revolution Days

Yemen observes two Revolution Days: one commemorates the revolutionary movement that overthrew the monarchy of Imam Muhammad al-Badr on September 26, 1962, and helped pave the way for the creation of the Yemen Arab Republic. Before that could occur, however, British occupation of the area remained another force impeding independence. Revolts against the British then ensued in 1962-63, and, by 1967, the British granted Yemen its sovereignty. These revolts are commemorated on October 14. More… Discuss