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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Words & Phrases

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predicament

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in a tough situation

Dad!  I’m in a predicament!  Can you please deposit some extra money in my account?

prefaced

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a small introductory part of a longer paper or speech

He prefaced his speech by saying, ”This is the first time that I have ever spoken in front of a large group.”

privy

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having the privilege of seeing or hearing something before others do

Conversation:

Kitty:  Do you know what our bonus is going to be this year?

Lawrence:  No, I don’t.  Only the CEO and Vice President are privy to that information.

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pro bono

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voluntarily working without pay

I was a bit surprised that my lawyer took my case pro bono.

procrastinate

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putting something off that you could be doing now

Almost every student will procrastinate one time or another on his/her homework assignments.

proponent

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one who believes in something and fights for it

He is a proponent of continuing the research on global warming.

quota

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a set number of people or things that are allowed at any given time

The United States of America has a quota for how many immigrants can become American citizens.

quote

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used to include information that was said by someone else

Bernadette said to me, and I quote, "I promise I won’t text when we’re having lunch together any more."

quote unquote

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a phrase that is used to accurately repeat what someone or others said

Conversation:

Mandy:  Can you believe what Nancy told Maria? She said, quote unquote, "I'm never 'gonna' smoke again!"

DeAnne:  Yeah right ... How many times have we heard her say that?

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