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Edustation's blog > Top 10 English Words of the Month - February

Top 10 English Words of the Month - February

Added by Tomasz H. 3 March 2014 in category: English, Lexicon

We've started a new month, March, and it's good time to see what were the most popular English words in Edustation.
Let's see Top 10 English Words of the Month - February:

porch (US a veranda)

A raised, covered, sometimes partly closed area, often made of wood, on the front or side of a building.

e.g. We sat out on the porch to cool off.

used to

Shows that a particular thing always happened or was true in the past, especially if it no longer happens or is no longer true.

e.g. She used to love cats but she doesn't like them any more.

pot

Any of various types of container, usually round, especially one used for cooking food

e.g. Fill a large pot with salted water and bring it to the boil.

comprehension

The ability to understand completely and be familiar with a situation, facts etc.

How well students understand written or spoken language.

e.g. Reading comprehension.

swing

To change.

e.g. His mood swings between happiness and despair.

To move easily and without interruption backwards and forwards or from one side to the other, especially from a fixed point, or to cause something or someone to do this.

e.g. She walked along the path swinging her umbrella.

tattletale

A child who tells a parent, teacher, etc., about something bad or wrong that another child has done.

e.g. I'm not being a tattletale, I'm being a reliable source.

pledge

A serious or formal promise, especially one to give money or to be a friend, or something that you give as a sign that you will keep a promise.

e.g. All the candidates made pledges not to raise taxes if they are elected.

can

To be able to.

e.g. She can speak four languages.

adjacent

Very near, next to, or touching.

e.g. They lived in a house adjacent to the highway.

eat

To put or take food into the mouth and swallow it.

e.g. Do you eat meat?

Do you have any thoughts, questions or suggestions? Have you spotted a mistake or you don't agree with something? Leave a comment :-)

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