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Definitions of English words

Here is a list of some of the more difficult English words from our articles. Every page has a definition in simple English, information on how to pronounce the word, and lots of example sentences so that you know how to use it.

The list includes technical linguistic terms (also listed on a separate page).

access noun
access verb
build verb
career noun
close adjective
conduct verb
cover noun
envy noun
give access to = access:noun
grade noun
have a hard time = hard time
have an advantage = advantage
make progress = progress
master verb
pause verb
puzzle noun
resume noun
staff noun

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