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tonga volcano
2015-01-18 13:07:59

Tonga, an island 1,243 miles northeast of New Zealand, has sparked the world’s attention through the Tongan volcano eruption, resulting in the creation of a new physical island.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.