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What new English word did you learn today?

Write one word or idiom that you learnt today, then give a short meanig and an example.

I think, it could help us to learn more every day.

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Quaff

meaning: to drink a lot of something quickly.

- Wedding guests quaffed champange.

Ameliorate

Advocate

Reincarnation

observe

phonology

Concubine

Switch

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considered:

 

Friday the Thirteenth is considered unlucky.

Thaks. Can you give us an example? I think people can better better new words with an example.

Pat somebody/yourself on the back.

Meaning: To prise somebody or yourself for doing something well.

- I patted him on the back for being accepted in such a good university

open a Pandora's box

meaning: To do something that cuases many problems for you.

-If you don't obey the rules,it could open up a Pandora's box of claims for you.

Wryneck. lol

Push my buttons ... If someone knows how to push my buttons he knows how to irritate me easily

Farrago

We represent a farrago of languages and cultures. 

Cuss somebody out

meaning: to swear (say bad words) and shout at someone because you are angry.

example: She got mad and started cussing him out.

 

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