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Topic #vocabulary

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@Nym Gain

Word Of The Day #059 - earnest

#education #vocabulary

WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY

'earnest'

adjective

1 : characterized by or proceeding from an intense and serious state of mind

2 : showing depth and sincerity of feeling

// The employee made an earnest effort to improve his performance.  (audio)

// The politician's speech was earnest and frank.

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- Translations

Portuguese: sério, sincero

Spanish: serio, sincero

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Word Of The Day #058 - tailor-made

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY

'tailor-made'

adjective

1 : made or fitted especially to a particular use or purpose

2 : custom-made; made-to-order; made-to-measure

// Check out our package of services, complete and tailor-made.  (audio)

// an expensive tailor-made suit.

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- Translations

Portuguese: personalizado, feito sob medida

Spanish: a la medida, personalizado

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@Nym Gain

Word Of The Day #057 - Vacillate

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY

'vacillate'

noun

1 : to waver in mind, will, or feeling : hesitate in choice of opinions or courses

2 : to be indecisive or irresolute:

// His tendency to vacillate makes him a poor leader. (audio)

// She has vacillated on this issue.

// vacillated for so long that someone else stepped in and made the decision

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- Translations

Portuguese: vacilar

Spanish: vacilar


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@Nym Gain

Word Of The Day #056 - Syndicate

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY

'syndicate'

noun

1 : a group of individuals or organizations combined or making a joint effort to undertake some specific duty or carry out specific transactions or negotiations

// The local furniture store is individually owned, but is part of a buying syndicate. (audio)

// Parallel to this aid, a banking syndicate would provide a credit to the same amount.

// Yet investigators received tips that pointed to the syndicate.

// Encompassing much of the Near West Side, the ward had been controlled by the city’s crime syndicate since the days of Al Capone.

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- Translations

Portuguese: sindicato, consórcio

Spanish: sindicato, organización, consorcio 

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@Nym Gain

Word Of The Day #055 - Boundary

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY

'boundary'

noun

1 : something that indicates or fixes a limit or extent

// Those two trees mark the boundary of our property. (audio)

// the mountain range that forms the country's northern boundary

// A river forms the nature reserve's western boundary.

// You need to set boundaries with your children.

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- Translations

Portuguese: limite, fronteira, delimitação

Spanish: frontera, límite, barrera 

#wordoftheday #esl #english #education #vocabulary #noun 

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@Nym Gain

Word Of The Day #054 - Normacy

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY

'normalcy'

noun

1 : the state or fact of being normal

// Let's hope for an end to the war and a return to normalcy. (audio)

// a return to normalcy after war

// After months of living in a state of tension, all yearned for a return to normalcy.

// It helps young children regain a sense of normalcy. 

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- Translations

Portuguese: normalidade

Spanish: normalidad


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@Nym Gain

Word Of The Day #053 - Borrow

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY

'borrow'

regular verb

1 : to take or obtain with the promise to return the same or an equivalent

2 : to use, appropriate, or introduce from another source or from a foreign source

// I want to borrow a book from the library. (audio)

// Our neighbor borrowed my lawn mower.

// to borrow an idea from the opposition; to borrow a word from French.

// borrowing a cup of sugar from a neighbor

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- Translations

Portuguese: pegar emprestado, pedir algo emprestado

NOTA: 

Pegar emprestado de alguém - borrow (from)

Emprestar algo para alguém - lend (to)

 

Spanish: pedir prestado, tomar prestado 

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@Nym Gain

Word Of The Day #052 - Lend

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY

'lend'

verb

lend, lent, lent

1 : to grant the use of (something) on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned.

2 : to give (money) on condition that it is returned and that interest is paid for its temporary use.

// I need to return the book my friend lent me. (audio)

// He lent me money without asking for interest.

// The bank lent him the money for home improvements

// lend me your pen

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- Translations

Portuguese: emprestar (NOTA: pegar emprestado é outro verbo; lend é só para emprestar)

Spanish: prestar, dar, dejar

#wordoftheday #esl #english #education #vocabulary #verb 

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Word Of The Day #051 - Pledge

#education #vocabulary

WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY

'pledge'

noun

1 : a solemn promise or agreement to do or refrain from doing something

2 : something delivered as security for the payment of a debt or fulfillment of a promise, and subject to forfeiture on failure to pay or fulfill the promise.

// The company made a pledge to its customers. (audio)

// a pledge of aid; a pledge not to wage war.

// I made a pledge, and I refuse to break it.

// The soldier made a pledge to defend his country.

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- Translations

Portuguese: penhor, compromisso, promessa, caução, juramento

Spanish: compromiso, promesa, garantía

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Word Of The Day #050 - Wager

#education #vocabulary

WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY

'wager'

verb

1 : to make or offer a wager; bet.

2 : to risk or venture on a final outcome

// He hates gambling and never wagers money. (audio)

// But I would wager that Sherrard would agree on the need to address income inequality.

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- Translations

Portuguese: apostar

Spanish: apostar, arriesgar

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