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

Top 10 English Words of the Month - December

Added by Tomasz H. 3 January 2014 in category: English, General tips

We've started a new month, January, 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 - December:

1. Scraping

- to remove an unwanted covering or a top layer from something, especially using a sharp edge or something rough

e.g. We'll have to scrape the snow off the car before we go out in it

2. Bran

- the outer covering of grain that is separated when making white flour. Bran is added to other foods because it contains a lot of the fibre needed for a healthy body

e.g. Both these breakfast cereals have added bran

3. Rinsing

- to use water to clean the soap or dirt from something

e.g. First apply shampoo to hair and then rinse thoroughly

4. Tap

- to hit something gently, and often repeatedly, especially making short, sharp noises

e.g. Someone tapped me on the shoulder

5. Attraction

- something that makes people want to go to a place or do a particular thing

e.g. Life in London has so many attractions - nightclubs, good restaurants, and tourist attractions

6. Plug

- An object, such as a cork or a wad of cloth, used to fill a hole tightly

- To publicize (a product, for example) favorably, as by mentioning on a broadcast

e.g. That interview was just a way for him to plug his new book

7. Something

- an object, situation, quality, or action that is not exactly known or stated

e.g. Is there something you'd like to say?

8. Hundred

- the number 100

e.g. There were hundreds of people at the pool today

9. Thousand

- he number 1000

e.g. The population of the village is about three thousand

10. Die

- to stop living or existing

e.g. It is a brave person who will die for their beliefs

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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