10 Rhetorical Figures – Listverse

10 Rhetorical Figures by Listverse Writersfact checked by Alex Hanton Rhetoric is the art of persuasion through written, oral, or visual means. The idea of rhetoric has been around since the classical days. One of the greatest works on this subject which still exists from the classical period is The Orators Education, by Quintilian (if you are … Continue reading 10 Rhetorical Figures – Listverse


WORD OF THE DAY Eustasy YOO-stə-seePart of speech: nounOrigin: Greek, 1940s 1A change of sea level throughout the world, caused typically by movements of parts of the Earth's crust or melting of glaciers.   Examples of Eustasy in a sentence "Today, we’re learning about eustasy in our marine science class." "Oceanographers like Jacques Cousteau likely researched eustasy during their careers."

Enter the Dragon Man

via 1440 Daily Digest A fossilized skull discovered in rural China almost 90 years ago likely represents a new species of human ancestor, according to scientists. The artifact has been labeled as part of a new species, Homo longi, which suggests a group of ancestors more closely related to modern humans than Neanderthals. Designated as "Dragon Man," the skull … Continue reading Enter the Dragon Man

Five Useful Phrases

Poke Fun AtMeaning: Making fun of something or someone; ridicule.Goody Two-ShoesMeaning: A smugly virtuous person.Flea MarketMeaning: A type of bazaar where inexpensive goods are sold or bartered.A Guinea PigMeaning: Someone who is used in an experiment.Right Off the BatMeaning: Immediately, done in a hurry; without delay.


WORD OF THE DAY Passim PASS-ihmPart of speech: adverbOrigin: Latin, 17th century 1(Of allusions or references in a published work) to be found at various places throughout the text.   Examples of Passim in a sentence "Her grandfather’s observations about the book were found passim, especially scribbled in the margins. " "The influence of other black artists was found passim her … Continue reading Passim