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  • caltrop

    noun: 1. A device with (typically) four projecting spikes arranged in a way that one spike is always pointing up. Used to obstruct the passage of cavalry, vehicles, etc. 2. Any of various plants having spiny fruits. […]

  • chagrin

    noun: Distress caused by disappointment or humiliation. verb tr., intr.: To feel or cause to feel chagrined. […]

  • sinewy

    adjective: Strong; tough; stringy; forceful. […]

  • repugn

    verb tr., intr.: To oppose, resist, or fight. […]

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basic vocabulary

There are words that are used the most often: the most common words.  These should be part of the first words that you work to learn in English.  Officially "Basic English " is a formal set of rules and vocabulary - but the word lists are helpful starters. Sixteen v...

VOA Special Word Book

Voice of America: Learning English Special Word List.  There are 1510 words.  These can be considered as an extensive base list of words to build a working knowledge of English.  Click here to download the PDF Book  of this list from VOA (135 pgs). Sour...

regular verbs List

Regular Verbs are those verbs that add "-ed" in the past tense. 600 Regular Verbs: from EnglishClub.com accept add admire admit advise afford agree alert allow amuse analyse announce ...

Irregular Verb List

Irregular Verbs List This is a list of some irregular verbs in English. Of course, there are many others, but these are the more common irregular verbs. Taken from English Club V1 Base Form V2 Past Simple V3 Past Participle awake...

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Idiom of the Day collect dust To be in a state of disuse for a prolonged period of time. Watch the video code of silence The practice of not disclosing important or vital information by members of a group, as due to the threat of violence, reprisal,...
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