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December 2019

Intermediate+ Word of the Day: crank

Informally, a crank is a bad-tempered person or someone that supports bizarre causes or has strange ideas. A crank is also an arm or lever that makes a rotating part move in a machine. Therefore, to crank means…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: lodge

A lodge is a house or cabin used by hunters or hikers as a temporary place to stay. Nowadays, in US English, a lodge is a hotel or motel, and also the meeting place of a certain organization and…

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Intermediate+ Word of the day: smear

To smear means ‘to spread an oily or wet substance on something,’ like we do with jam or butter on toast. Smear also means ‘to stain or spot with a wet or oily substance’ and ‘to blur by rubbing or by getting wet.’ Figuratively, to smear is…

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