10 janvier 2015

Words for Beginners

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/lingua-franca-nameplate.pngBy William Germano. Ex. 1:  torture.
Today, class, we will look at a word that is not complicated. Our friends at the Oxford English Dictionary help us get started:
1.a.  The infliction of severe bodily pain, as punishment or a means of persuasion.
Wait, some part of that wasn’t clear? Then let’s follow the OED on to the second, more fully elaborated explanation. Read more...
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