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German loanwords in the English language

 

Cockroach, lantern, algebra, sabbath – these are only a few of the loanwords that we use in the English language without…

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Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌəʊlɪˈadʒɪnəs
adjective
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily

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