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2008-09-10 15:00:30

Following this week's worldwide celebrations of literacy on International Literacy Day, Super Stars Literacy (SSL) today announces it has successfully completed the process of establishing itself as an independent nonprofit organization and has received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS. This new development comes at a time of pivotal change and growth for the award-winning intensive early literacy and social development after-school program. The 2008-2009 school year brings a...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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