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May 2018

Intermediate+ Word of the Day: juggle

If you keep several objects, usually balls, but also plates, knives, or anything else, in continuous motion in the air at the same time by tossing and catching them, then you’re juggling. If you almost drop something, but you manage to catch it again, you’re juggling too. ‘To alter or manipulate accounts or figures in order to…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: gully

A gully is a small valley created by the effects of running water and that usually serves as a drainage way after prolonged heavy rains. A gutter or ditch can also be called a gully. As a verb, to gully means ‘to form such valleys or channels by the action of water.’ In Scotland, a gully is also an informal term for…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: manner

A manner is a way of doing, being done or happening. Always in the plural form manners, it means ‘the customs or habits of a people, class, or time period,’ or ‘a way of behaving with reference to polite standards.’ Someone’s bearing or behavior towards others can also be called a manner. Manner can also…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: league

A league is a group of people, organizations, parties, or even countries who unite to promote a common interest or to provide assistance or service to its members. A group, class, or category is also a league and, in sports, a league is a group of athletes or teams organized to compete among themselves. As a verb, it means…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: guzzle

To guzzle means ‘to eat or drink greedily or excessively.’ Figuratively, if someone or something uses something in large quantities, that is also guzzling. Guzzle or gozzle is also used in the South and South Midland of the US as an informal term for…

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