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February 2020

Intermediate+ Word of the Day: verge

The verge is the edge or border of something and, figuratively, the point or limit beyond which something will happen. As a verb, to verge, always followed by the preposition on means ‘to be at the margin or border of something’, and…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: crisp

When something is crisp, it means that it is hard but brittle or firm and fresh. Crisp also means ‘precise and clear,’ ‘neat, well groomed,’ and ‘lively.’ When talking about weather, crisp means ‘cold but invigorating’ and when talking about people…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: tend

When we’re talking about something that happens, to tend means ‘to be likely or usual.’ If someone or something tends to or towards something, it means that they are disposed to it or that they have a particular tendency toward it. Tend also means…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: jazz

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the early 1920s in New Orleans, US. However, jazz is also a slang word that means ‘liveliness, excitement, spirit,’ as well as ‘pep or enthusiasm,’ when talking about a person. It can also mean…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: wind

You probably already know that wind is air in motion and also breath. Colloquially, wind means ‘hint’ and ’empty talk,’ as well as ‘gas generated in the stomach’ in the UK. Related to this, the verb wind means…

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