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June 2023

Intermediate+ Word of the Day: tumble

To tumble means ‘to fall helplessly,’ ‘to roll end over end or flow over,’ or ‘to roll about.’ Figuratively, it means ‘to decline’ or ‘to fall suddenly from an authority position.’ It also means ‘to fall into ruins.’ Informally, usually with an adverb, it means ‘to come or go in a fast, disorganized way.’ As a noun, a tumble is the act of tumbling, an accidental fall, a drop in value, and a fall from an authority position…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: deck

In nautical terms, the deck is the surface, similar to a floor, on ship. Any place suggesting the surface of a ship is also called deck. Outside a house, a deck is an open, unroofed surface, usually made of…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: seep

To seep means ‘to flow or pass gradually’ through small openings or a porous surface, as water does, and also ‘to filter.’ In reference to ideas, methods, knowledge, or something similar, it means…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: pot

A pot is a container, usually a large one, used to cook or heat water, and it is also the contents of the container. In addition, it is the container we use for flowers and other plants in our houses and gardens and a container for…

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