PRIVACY: The Word of the Month June 2013

Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month. Definitions Privacy (noun): A state in which an individual is not observed or disturbed. Internet privacy: A mythological state in which your information is not collected or shared. Privacy in the […]

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NUKE: The Word of the Month May 2013

Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month. Definitions Nuke (noun): Abbreviation for a “nuclear weapon”, usually a bomb or missile. To nuke (verb) : To detonate a nuclear weapon. Ex: We should probably nuke them before they nuke us. […]

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IRON LADY: The Word of the Month April 2013

Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month. Definitions Iron (noun, adjective): A strong grey metal, often used for construction. Lady (noun): A woman, often a distinguished or noble one. Iron Lady: The nickname given to former British Prime […]

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SUCCESSOR: The Word of the Month March 2013

Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month. Definition Successor (noun): A person or object that follows or ‘succeeds’ another (in office or position). Example: The Minitel is such a marvel of modern technology that it has no successor. […]

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HORSE: The Word of the Month February 2013

Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month. Definition Horse (noun): A large, four-legged mammal with a mane and a tail. Not a cow. Depending on your culture, horses are either ridden or eaten. Horses in the news British supermarkets […]

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THIRTEEN: The Word of the Month January 2013

Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month. Definitions 13 or Thirteen (noun): A whole number in between 12 and 14, considered significant in many cultures, religions and superstitions. Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13. Pronouncing the […]

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DOOMSDAY: The Word of the Month December 2012

Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month. Definition Doomsday (noun): The name given to various scenarios for the world’s end, often associated with religious beliefs, astrological phenomena and natural disasters. Similar ideas: Apocalypse, Armageddon, Rapture, End of days, […]

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HIGGS BOSON: The Word of the Month July 2012

Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month. Definition Higgs Boson: How much time do you have? Let’s make it quick! Phase 1. Particle physics tries to understand the basic structure and laws of nature, including matter. Phase 2 […]

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EARTH: The Word of the Month June 2012

Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month. Definitions Earth: The planet most of us live on. The third planet closest to the sun. Also — Land or ground; ‘dirt’ or ‘soil’, the substance that plants grow in. Earth News The […]

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