English: moot, the verb

Tutoring English, words can surprise. The tutor mentions the verb moot.

moot (verb):
to propose for discussion, or to actively discuss from different points of view.

Source:

Mish, Frederick C. (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins, 2006.

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English: what does forsooth mean?

Tutoring English, you occasionally see words from older times. The tutor mentions forsooth.

forsooth (adv):
truly.

Source:

Mish, Frederick C. (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins, 2006.

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English: career, the verb

Tutoring English, words used in surprising ways are always interesting. The tutor mentions career, the verb.

career (verb):
travel in a seemingly uncontrolled manner at high speed.

Source:

Barber, Katherine et al. Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2005.

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English: what does adjure mean?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions the word adjure.

adjure (verb):

to ask with urgency, suggesting it need be done.

Source:

Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.

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English: what does edification mean?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions the word edification.

edification (noun):
spiritual or moral improvement brought about by teaching or by witnessing a demonstration.

Source:

Barber, Katherine et al. Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2005.

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English: what does spurious mean?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions the word spurious.

spurious (adj)

not as represented or suggested; false.

Source:

Mish, Frederick C (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

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What is a proselyte?

Tutoring English, new words are always interesting. The tutor mentions proselyte.

proselyte (noun):

someone who didn’t formerly hold their current point of view, but who has [recently] adopted it.

Source:

Mish, Frederick C (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

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English: some definitions of fuller

Tutoring English, new words are always interesting – especially short, simple ones. The tutor mentions some definitions for the noun fuller.

fuller (noun):
1. a tool meant for shaping metal, possibly to flatten it into a blade or insert a groove.
2. a groove made in a blade.

Source:

www.dictionary.com

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What is dross?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions the definition of dross.

dross (noun):
disposable matter or impurity, often referring to that floating atop a molten metal.

Source:

Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.

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