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How well do you know common English phrases? Give our quiz a try and see if you can fill in the blanks. [qzzr quiz="85270"…

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“Soon can mean in one second, Soon can mean in one year. Soon is a terrible word.”

Heinrich Böll


German novelist and short-story writer

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Vocabulary quiz: how well do you know July’s Words of the Day?


Have you been paying attention to this month's Words of the Day? Can you remember what a mesomorph is? Or what pyrophoric…