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June 2018

Intermediate+ Word of the Day: slit

To slit means ‘to make a long cut or opening in something’ and it is often followed by open. It also means ‘to cut into strips.’ As a noun, a slit is a narrow opening, like the ones some dresses or skirts have, for example. In medicine, a slit is a…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: limp

To limp means ‘to walk with difficulty because one foot or leg is dragging behind.’ Figuratively, often followed by along, it means ‘to progress slowly or with trouble and hesitation.’ A limp is the way someone walks if they limp. As an adjective, which may or may not be related to these first senses, limp means…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: stripe

A stripe is a a narrow band that’s different in color, material, or texture from the background parts and, generally, a long, narrow strip of anything, but especially of land. In the military, a stripe is a number or combination of strips, worn on a military, naval, or other uniform as a badge of rank. Stripe can also mea…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: stud

A stud is a head of a nail or part of something that sticks out from a surface, especially as an ornament. It is also a buttonlike object mounted on a pin and used to fasten a piece of clothing or earrings consisting of a small, buttonlike ornament mounted on a metal post. In construction, a stud is a slender piece of wood or steel that forms part of the frame of a wall. As a verb, to stud means…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: dust

As you probably know, dust is earth or other matter in fine powdery particles or any powdery substance. Figuratively, the remains of a body after disintegration are also called dust and, by extension, so can the physical body of a living human being. As a verb, to dust means…

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