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Brazilian Portuguese Word of the Day

parecer bom: to look good
Part of speech: expression Example sentence: Este buffet parece bom. Sentence meaning: This buffet looks good.


French Word of the Day

L'avion
Un avion = a plane (pronounced ah-vee-on)

L'avion is also the name of the new (or maybe not-so-new anymore by now) low-fare business class connecting Newark to Paris' lesser-known airport Orly, the larger airport being known as either Charles de Gaulle or Roissy (from the name of the town where it's located)


Italian Word of the Day

passare: to go by
Part of speech: verb Example sentence: L'autobus numero 28 è passato mezz'ora fa. Sentence meaning: Bus number 28 went by half an hour ago.


German Word of the Day

Gebühr: fee
Part of speech: noun Example sentence: Wie hoch ist die Gebühr? Sentence meaning: How high is the fee?


Russian Word of the Day

цунами: tsunami
Part of speech: noun Example sentence: В этой местности повышенная опасность цунами. Sentence meaning: There is a tsunami alert in this area.


Today in English
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consonance
1. Agreement or accord. 2. A combination of sounds pleasing to the ear. 3. The repetition of consonant sounds, especially at the ends of words as "st" in the phrase "first and last".


Word of the Day
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vilify
Definition: (verb) To make vicious and defamatory statements about.
Synonyms: revile, vituperate, rail.
Usage: The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews.
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