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    ESL PodCast 779 - Giving CPR

    It’s good to know what do in in case of a medical emergency, like when someone has a heart attack or stops breathing. Learn more about it in this episode.
    Slow dialogue: 1:13
    Explanations: 2:39...
  2. Thread: cockalorum

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    cockalorum

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 05, 2012 is:
    cockalorum • \kah-kuh-LOR-um\ • noun
    1 : a boastful and self-important person 2 : boastful talk

    Examples:
    No one...
  3. Thread: rash

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    rash

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 04, 2012 is:
    rash • \RASH\ • adjective
    : marked by or proceeding from undue haste or lack of deliberation or caution

    Examples:
    He often...
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    ESL PodCast English Cafe #340

    Topics: Rodney King Trial and the 1992 Riots; Dick Tracy detective stories; third world; from versus out of; to pull (oneself) together versus to get a hold of (oneself)

    Words:
    to beat ...
  5. Thread: incunabulum

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    incunabulum

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 03, 2012 is:
    incunabulum • \in-kyuh-NAB-yuh-lum\ • noun
    1 : a book printed before 1501 2 : a work of art or of industry of an early period
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  6. Thread: grok

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    grok

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 02, 2012 is:
    grok • \GRAHK\ • verb
    : to understand profoundly and intuitively

    Examples:
    The novel's protagonists are driven by a desire to...
  7. ESL PodCast 778 - Getting Your Pocket Picked

    Be careful of thieves and robbers when you are in a busy place. Learn more in this episode about how not to get your wallet stolen.
    Slow dialogue: 1:18
    Explanations: 2:45
    Fast dialogue: 15:00...
  8. Thread: devious

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    devious

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 01, 2012 is:
    devious • \DEE-ve-us\ • adjective
    1 : deviating from a straight line : roundabout 2 : behaving wrongly : errant 3 : tricky,...
  9. Thread: resile

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    resile

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 31, 2012 is:
    resile • \rih-ZYLE\ • verb
    : recoil, retract; especially : to return to a prior position

    Examples:
    The politician said he was...
  10. Thread: atavism

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    atavism

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 30, 2012 is:
    atavism • \AT-uh-viz-um\ • noun
    1 a : recurrence in an organism of a trait or character typical of an ancestral form and usually due to...
  11. ESL PodCast 777 - Supplies for Outdoor Recreation

    Going for a long hike? Be sure to bring the right things with you. Learn how to talk about them in English in this episode.
    Slow dialogue: 1:20
    Explanations: 3:05
    Fast dialogue: 14:04
    Jim:...
  12. Thread: zoomorphic

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    zoomorphic

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 29, 2012 is:
    zoomorphic • \zoh-uh-MOR-fik\ • adjective
    1 : having the form of an animal 2 : of, relating to, or being a deity conceived of in...
  13. Thread: epaulet

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    epaulet

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 28, 2012 is:
    epaulet • \ep-uh-LET\ • noun
    1 a : something that ornaments or protects the shoulder: as b : an ornamental fringed shoulder pad...
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    ESL PodCast English Cafe #339

    Topics: American Presidents: Herbert Hoover; knock-knock jokes; awful versus terrible versus terrific; initials in nicknames; that ship has sailed
    Words:
    starvation
    Great Depression
    to backfire...
  15. Thread: knee-jerk

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    knee-jerk

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 27, 2012 is:
    knee-jerk • \NEE-jerk\ • adjective
    : readily predictable : automatic; also : reacting in a readily predictable way

    Examples:...
  16. Thread: hebdomadal

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    hebdomadal

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 26, 2012 is:
    hebdomadal • \heb-DAH-muh-dul\ • adjective
    : occurring, appearing, or done every week : weekly

    Examples:
    Charles made room in his...
  17. ESL PodCast 776 - Getting Praise and Recognition

    I have not come to praise this episode, but to tell you about it. Learn all about recognitions and honors, then tell everyone how great it is!
    Slow dialogue: 1:10
    Explanations: 2:28
    Fast...
  18. Thread: multitudinous

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    multitudinous

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 25, 2012 is:
    multitudinous • \mul-tuh-TOO-duh-nus\ • adjective
    1 : including a multitude of individuals 2 : existing in a great multitude 3 ...
  19. Thread: demarcate

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    demarcate

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 24, 2012 is:
    demarcate • \dih-MAHR-kayt\ • verb
    1 : to fix or define the limits of : delimit 2 : to set apart : distinguish

    Examples:...
  20. Thread: pippin

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    pippin

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 23, 2012 is:
    pippin • \PIP-in\ • noun
    1 : a crisp tart apple having usually yellow or greenish-yellow skin strongly flushed with red and used...
  21. ESL PodCast 775 - Making Repairs on the Outside of a House

    Things fall apart, especially on an old house. Learn how to fix them on this episode.
    Slow dialogue: 0:57
    Explanations: 2:26
    Fast dialogue: 14:31
    Maggie: Watch out! Are you okay?
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  22. Thread: oppugn

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    oppugn

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 22, 2012 is:
    oppugn • \uh-PYOON\ • verb
    1 : to fight against 2 : to call in question

    Examples:
    The local papers have begun to oppugn the...
  23. Thread: tub-thumper

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    tub-thumper

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 21, 2012 is:
    tub-thumper • \TUB-thump-er\ • noun
    : a vociferous supporter (as of a cause)

    Examples:
    Aunt Lucille was a tub-thumper for...
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    ESL PodCast English Cafe #338

    Topics: Famous Americans: Ansel Adams; Ben & Jerry's; to find out versus to figure out versus to seek; "too" constructions; dummy versus idiot
    Words:
    from that point on
    to develop
    portfolio...
  25. Thread: unbolted

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    unbolted

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 20, 2012 is:
    unbolted • \un-BOHL-tud\ • adjective
    : not sifted

    Examples:
    The restaurant is famous for its cornbread, which is the product of a...
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