Every year, the dictionaries teams at Oxford University Press in the UK and the US put their heads together and come up with a Word (or Phrase) of the Year. And this year has been no different, although for the first time ever, the UK and US dictionaries teams have agreed on a global Word […]
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Word of the Day: envenom - put poison on or into; make poisonous... oxford.ly/1nTjTqw
Here’s a round-up of a few new words that have caught our lexicographers' eyes recently… oxford.ly/1ts1Dqt
Learn about the biblical origins of bread idioms… oxford.ly/UIlp1U
In case you missed it earlier... Word of the Day: antebellum - occurring or existing before a particular war…oxford.ly/1o8O0og