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The Power of Connotations: Definition and Examples

Connotation refers to the emotional implications and associations that a word may carry, in contrast to its denotative (or literal) meanings. Verb: connote . Adjective: connotative . Also called intension or sense . The connotation of a word can be positive, negative, or neutral. It can also be either cultural or personal.
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Fidel Castro announces that Cubans are free to leave the island

On September 28, 1965, six years after he led the Cuban Revolution and four years after the failed U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs Invasion, Fidel Castro announces that any Cuban who wished to leave the island was free to do so. With Cuban forces no longer blocking civilians from leaving, a massive wave of emigration ensued, bringing hundreds of thousands of Cuban immigrants to Florida.
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USS Huntington (CL-77)

USS Huntington (CL-77) was laid down as a Cleveland class light cruiser but was completed as an Independence class aircraft carrier. She was originally laid down on 17 December 1941 at the New York Shipbuilding Company, but while she was under construction the decision was made to finish some of the Cleveland class cruisers as light aircraft carriers.
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Geography of Burma or Myanmar

Burma, officially called the Union of Burma, is the largest country by area located in Southeast Asia. Burma is also known as Myanmar. Burma comes from the Burmese word "Bamar," which is the local word for Myanmar. Both words refer to the majority of the population being Burman. Since British colonial times, the country has been known as Burma in English; however, in 1989, the military government in the country changed many of the English translations and changed the name to Myanmar.
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Measure Words in Mandarin Chinese

Measure words are very important in Chinese grammar as they are needed before every noun. There are more than a hundred Mandarin Chinese measure words, and the only way to learn them is by memorizing them. Whenever you learn a new noun, you should also learn its measure word. Here is a list of the most commonly used measure words in Chinese to kick start your growing vocabulary.
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