Intermediate+ Word of the Day: grace

Grace means ‘elegance and beauty in the manner of movement’, and also ‘proper behavior.’ Grace is also an expression of goodwill by a superior and, in religion, the favor and love of God. Related to this, the little prayer said by some Christians before eating is also called grace. As a verb, to grace means ‘to adorn something, adding grace to it,’ and also…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: chew

To chew means ‘to crush with the teeth,’ as when eating, and ‘to tear something by chewing,’ mostly like dogs do with things around the house. Figuratively, to chew, usually with the adverb over, means…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: grip

A grip is a firm grasp or hold or the power of holding. Figuratively, grip is also an intellectual hold or emotional control over a situation, as well as effectiveness when dealing with it. Figuratively, it means…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: jerk

A jerk is any sudden movement like a twist, or an involuntary and sudden muscle movement. Colloquially, and mainly in the US, we call someone stupid or foolish a jerk. As a verb, to jerk means…

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