8/16/2005:

Intermediate Word:  scurrilous(a) sebaceous  (b) punctilious  (c) inclined to procrastinate  (d) given to vulgar language
Difficult Word: - espadrille  (a) rope-bottomed, canvas-topped sandal  (b) aircraft flying in tight formation  (c) parade ground maneuver  (d) wooden gate lock

Bush Backs US Space Exploration - SpaceDaily  President George W. Bush last Thursday threw his weight behind US space exploration as the Discovery shuttle was cleared to return to Earth following historic space repairs. President George W. Bush last Thursday threw his weight behind US space exploration as the Discovery shuttle was cleared to return to Earth following historic space repairs. "It is important for our fellow citizens to understand that we're going to take the NASA mission beyond the current mission," Bush told reporters alongside visiting Colombian President Alvaro Uribe at his Texas ranch.    
Earth Transformed By Massive Asteroids - SpaceDaily  Left:  The impact ejecta from the Barberton region in the eastern Transvaal indicate the formation of impact craters several hundred kilometres in diameter in oceanic regions of the earth, analogous to the lunar maria basins (large dark impressions on the surface of the moon). The seismic effects of the impacts included vertical block movements, exposure of deep-seated granites and onset of continental conditions on parts of the earth surface.  A cluster of at least three asteroids between 20 and 50 kilometres across colliding with Earth over 3.2 billion years ago caused a massive change in the structure and composition of the earth's surface, according to new research by ANU earth scientists.  

This Year Set To See Historic Number Of Hurricanes - SpaceDaily  Left: Two of this year's hurricanes, Dennis (pictured) and Emily, registering four on a maximum scale of five, ripped across the Caribbean and into Florida and Mexico respectively, killing at least 72 people. 2005 is set to be one of the worst years on record for hurricanes, scientists say, amid spectacular new evidence about the power of these storms and fears that global warming is intensifying them  Less than halfway through the six-month tropical storm season, experts are already warning that the brooding western Atlantic may serve up as many as 21 severe storms and hurricanes this year. "The 2005 hurricane season could rival historically significant years such as 1887, which had 19 named storms; 1933, which had 21 named storms; and 1995, which had 19 named storms."   




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