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quotation: If one sticks too rigidly to one’s principles, one would hardly see anybody.Agatha Christie


If one sticks too rigidly to one’s principles, one would hardly see anybody.

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) Discuss

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Read this: ‘HINTS FOR LOVERS’ by Arnold Houltain – FULL AudioBook | GreatestAudioBooks.com


HINTS FOR LOVERS – Arnold Houltain – FULL AudioBook | GreatestAudioBooks.com

quotation: “Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous.” W. Somerset Maugham


Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss

today’s holiday: Agonalia (2015)


Agonalia (2015)

In Roman mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and of doorways. The worship of Janus is believed to have been started by Romulus, one of the legendary founders of Rome. Usually depicted with two faces, one looking forward to the future and the other looking back to the past, his image appeared on an early Roman coin with a ship’s prow on the reverse side. During the festival in honor of Janus known as the Agonalia, the rex sacrorum, or officiating priest, sacrificed a ram. Offerings of barley, incense, wine, and cakes called Januae were also common. More… Discuss

word: edacious


edacious 

Definition: (adjective) Characterized by voracity; devouring.
Synonyms: ravenous, voracious, wolfish, esurient, rapacious, ravening
Usage: The edacious vultures soon devoured the animal’s remains. Discuss.

ENGROSSING


engrossing 

Definition: (adjective) Capable of arousing and holding the attention.
Synonyms: absorbingfascinatinggrippingriveting
Usage: The book was so engrossing that I did not notice when the lights were turned out in the library. Discuss.