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EP word of the week (#88): ama

The simplest of words are usually those most prone to polysemy, i.e. to have many meanings.

In European Portuguese, such is the case with ama… 285 more words

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EP word of the week (#87): Gronelândia / gronelandês

From the Middle East and the Caucasus we turn to the northwest, to the largest island in the Atlantic: Greenland! While it may not come up often in conversation or even on the news, I find it curious that EP and BP found different ways of saying  135 more words

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Muskeg – noun

1.) Bog, particularly in North America


Perspicacious – adjective

1.) Having a ready insight into and understanding of things.


EP words of the week (#86): Arménia / arménio/a

Not far away from Israel, another country suffers from a much normal malaise among EP vs. BP comparative scholars: the old issue of the stressed e followed by n, which yields the open  231 more words

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Cynosure – noun

1.) A person or thing that is the center of attention.


Extirpate – verb

1.) To destroy completely.


EP word of the week (#85): cancro

Today, February 4th, is Cancer Awareness Day, so it feels like a good opportunity to both show awareness of the condition and to present some interesting Portuguese-related trivia. 211 more words

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EP word of the week (#84): israelita

Today and for the next few weeks, I’m going back to one of the first groups of words featured in EP word of the week… 288 more words

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