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November 2022

Intermediate+ Word of the Day: wave

A wave is most commonly a movement in the surface of water, the hand movement we use for greeting, or any other gesture resembling that. In physics, a wave is a disturbance sent out or across from one point to another in a medium. Figuratively, a wave is any sudden emotion or rush of feelings or a period of extreme heat or cold…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: pluck

To pluck means ‘to pull off from the place of growth,’ as done with flowers, feathers, or hairs. It also means ‘to remove feathers or hairs’ by pulling. Pluck also means ‘to grab and pull.’ In music, pluck means ‘to sound the strings of an instrument’ by pulling at them with the fingers…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: loop

A loop is any thread, cord, rope, etc. folded upon itself so as to leave a circular opening between the parts. In computing, a loop is the repetition of instructions in a program. Informally, we call a group or network of people who have access to inside information the loop…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: mole

A mole is a small spot, usually dark brown in color, on the skin. A mole is also an animal that eats insects and lives underground. Figuratively, a mole is a spy working within the organization he or she is spying on. In chemistry, a mole is the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams…

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