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Definition: (noun) An elaborate or deceitful plan or expedient.
Synonyms: stratagem, plan, design, measure, scheme, trick, plot, dodge, expedient, ruse, artifice, machination
Usage: This “shortage” is nothing more than a contrivance to raise prices. Discuss.

quotation: Bertrand Russell – to conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) Discuss

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word: footling


Definition: (adjective) (Informal) Small and of little importance.
Synonyms: fiddling, niggling, picayune, piddling, piffling, trivial, petty, lilliputian, little
Usage: His footling gestures were insufficient to win back my favor. Discuss.
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Definition: (adjective) Capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out.
Synonyms: tractileductileplianttensile
Usage: I am not very handy with a chisel, so when I sculpt, I prefer to use malleable materials that I can bend and shape as I please.Discuss.


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O Magnum Mysterium: Lauridsen/arr. Reynolds: Eastman Wind Ensemble/Scatterday

O Magnum Mysterium, composed by Morton Lauridsen; arranged by H. Robert Reynolds. Eastman Wind Ensemble; Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor; recorded live in Takemitsu Hall, Tokyo, June 2004


Quotation: Friedrich Nietzsche On state and lies

The state lieth in all languages of good and evil; and whatever it saith it lieth; and whatever it hath it hath stolen.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Discuss

Cats Musical – Memory

Cats is an award-winning musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. The show has been performed around the world in numerous productions and has been translated into more than 20 languages.