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to rise quickly to a very high level…

March 2017: new words added!

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Word of the Month

Sometimes completely new words are created, and other times English finds words from other sources. This month we’re looking at in silico and other loanwords, particularly from languages you might have thought were dead.

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Word of the Day


to rise quickly to a very high level…