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2008-12-02 15:55:00

In its 2008 Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth, the non-profit Josephson Institute reported Monday that teenagers in the United States lie, cheat and steal at "alarming rates." The results were based on a study of 29,760 high school students throughout the country. The Los Angeles-based organization said the conduct and attitudes of teens "doesn't bode well for the future when these youngsters become the next generation's politicians and parents, cops and corporate executives, and...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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