Word Lists

FEATURED WORD
20 -- 20/20 hindsight
having a better understanding of the way something should have been done after it has already occurred
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Word List: Higher A-D

discombobulated

Word List: Higher A-D

confused and not knowing what to do next

I became discombobulated when our professor decided to change our science project assignment after I had already started it.

disconnect -- a disconnect

Word List: Higher A-D

a miscommunication that can result in confusion

Apparently, there's a disconnect between what he said and what she understood.

disturbing

Word List: Higher A-D

something that makes you uncomfortable

It is disturbing that the number of car accidents involving cellphone usage is growing in number.

domino effect

Word List: Higher A-D

a small change that can cause a chain reaction

When someone yawns in class, there can be a domino effect where a lot of people will follow by also yawning.   

drone

Word List: Higher A-D

an aircraft that is operated by remote-control rather than operated by a pilot

There is much controversy over the number of drones being flown.

Conversation:

due diligence

Word List: Higher A-D

being very thorough

If you give your homework due diligence, you’ll improve your English faster.

duly noted

Word List: Higher A-D

when you tell someone that you understand and will take the information into consideration

Conversation:

Student:  I still have work to do. I need to cite my researched information, and then I’ll email my final paper later today.  

Teacher:  Duly noted.

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dumbfounded

Word List: Higher A-D

completely surprised or amazed

I’m dumbfounded that Jerry got elected to serve on our committee without ever having any experience,