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8 phrases that come from Exodus

 

The film Exodus, directed by Ridley Scott and released this month, is part of a continuing trend of depicting the Bible on…

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Plurals of nouns

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Palabra del día tenebrous
Pronunciación: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure

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Colourful language: colours in international idioms

 

Although we have a plethora of words in our vocabularies to describe colour, it’s unlikely that we each perceive colour in…