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Which of the following dates in May is observed as World Press Freedom Day?

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Friendship Compatibility between Taurus and Gemini

Taurus and Gemini
- Friendship Compatibility Profile :

When Taurus and Gemini form a friendship, they both need to give each other time to learn about the dynamic of their connection. Both friends have a great deal to give one another! Gemini's Symbol is the Twins, and this Sign can often be of two minds about things. If Taurus can let go and give one Twin the security it wants while allowing the other Twin its freedom, this can be a resilient and long-lasting friendship. Early on, Taurus may want too much for Gemini's taste, but, if Taurus is willing to wait awhile, Gemini will eventually settle into a dependable friendship that both will enjoy.
Taurus and Gemini have different approaches to life; Taurus is more sedate and practical, and Gemini is intellectual. It can be hard for Gemini to accept the down to earth approach of Taurus. It might be hard for Taurus to accept Gemini's flightiness and occasional lack of substance. Taurus can help Gemini to be more involved in life and to see the depth of ideas rather than simply the surface. Gemini can help Taurus add variety and fun, bringing new excitement into both lives.
Taurus is ruled by the Planet Venus, and Gemini is ruled by the Planet Mercury. Both of these Planets are close to the Sun, so they're always in the same neighborhood even though they are very different. Venus is physical; it's about romance and sensuality. Mercury is communication, and has both masculine and feminine energy -- Gemini will take on any form it chooses. Taurus doesn't need to be dazzled with Gemini's brilliance, but wants a dependable friend who is attuned to the more sensual aspects of life. Gemini has a more intellectual approach but is good at understanding other people. A Gemini is able to perceive and understand their Taurus friend's needs and create circumstances through which their friend is fulfilled.
Taurus is an Earth Sign, and Gemini is an Air Sign. Gemini makes decisions based on intellect, while Taurus is more practical. Taurus asks, 'how will this help me achieve my goals in life?' while Gemini simply finds what interests them at the moment without having a set plan in mind. Conflicts can arise in this friendship if Taurus is too possessive, or Gemini is too aloof or detached. Both need to learn they view the world in different ways. Taurus can be too set in their ways for Gemini's taste, but Gemini may be too unpredictable for their Taurus pal. As long as Taurus understands that, although Gemini may share their time and attention with many other friends, their friendship is still important to them, things will be fine! Gemini must use their flexibility to bend to their friend's will on occasion.
Taurus is a Fixed Sign, and Gemini is a Mutable Sign. Taurus tends to be down-to-earth and focused on one project at a time, but Gemini likes to move from pastime to pastime as the feeling takes them. It's easy for Gemini to become interested in thing to which Taurus is devoted. In turn, Taurus needs to give Gemini the independence the Twins crave. Taurus can help Gemini's ideas produce something even if Gemini has moved on; Gemini can show Taurus that versatility is sometimes better than a fixed determination to do things one's own way.
The best aspect of the Taurus-Gemini friendship is the security the two can give each other once Taurus allows Gemini to offer that security freely. Both can learn to look at the world through new eyes when they open themselves to each other. As long as they communicate with one another, theirs will be a stable and happy friendship.

Onomatopoeic words are those which seem to sound like their meaning. The most obvious examples are verbs relating to the noises which animals make, e.g. cows moo and cats mew or meow.



If the vowel sound in a word is short, an onomatopoeic word usually signifies a short, sharp sound. If it is long (indicated in the International Phonetic Alphabet by ) then the word usually signifies a longer, slower sound. Compare pip /pip/ which is a short sound with peep /piip/ which is a long sound.



Particular combinations of letters have particular sound associations in English.


gr- at the beginning of a word can suggest something unpleasant or miserable, e.g. groan [make a deep sound forced out by pain or despair], grumble [complain in a bad-tempered way], grumpy [bad-tempered], grunt [make a low, rough sound like pigs do, or people expressing disagreement or boredom], growl [make a low, threatening sound].


cl- at the beginning of a word can suggest something sharp and/or metallic, e.g. click [make a short sharp sound], clang [make a loud ringing noise], clank [make a dull metallic noise, not as loud as a clang], clash [make a loud, broken, confused noise as when metal objects strike together], clink [make the sound of small bits of metal or glass knocking together]. Horses go clip-clop on the road.


sp- at the beginning of a word can have an association with water or other liquids or powders, e.g. splash [cause a liquid to fly about in drops], spit [send liquid out from the mouth], splutter [make a series of spitting sounds], spray [liquid sent through the air in tiny drops either by the wind or some instrument], sprinkle [throw a shower of something onto a surface], spurt [come out in a sudden burst].


ash- at the end of a word can suggest something fast and violent, e.g. smash [break violently into small pieces], dash [move or be moved violently], crash [strike suddenly violently and noisily], bash [strike heavily so as to break or injure], gash [a long deep cut or wound].


wh- at the beginning of a word often suggests the movement of air, e.g. whistle [a high pitched noise made by forcing air or steam through a small opening], whirr [sound like a birdís wings moving rapidly], whizz [make the sound of something rushing through air], wheeze [breathe noisily especially with a whistling sound in the chest], whip [one of these or to hit with one of these].


-ckle, -ggle, or -zzle at the end of a word can suggest something light and repeated, e.g. trickle [to flow in a thin stream], crackle [make a series of short cracking sounds], tinkle [make a succession of light ringing sounds], giggle [laugh lightly in a nervous or silly way], wriggle [move with quick short twistings], sizzle [make a hissing sound like something cooking in fat], drizzle [small, fine rain].
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