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wall

A very tall strong structure built to defend a place or to keep people inside a place, for example...

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unravel

To understand something complicated by thinking about it for a long time Why is it that when you...

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overbook

To take more bookings for a flight (hotel) than can be accommodated It is apparently common...

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passover

The religious festival of Passover (Pesach) lasts for seven or eight days in March or April each...

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metro

There are 150 ‘metro’ systems in the cities of the world. Which is the longest is open to debate...

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wrestling

The sport of wrestling has been around for thousands of years and Greco-Roman wrestlers competed in...

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vaccinate

To mark World TB Day, falling on March 24th each year, our word of the day is: vaccinate...