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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY
'earnest'
adjective

1 : characterized by or proceeding from an intense and serious state of mind
2 : showing depth and sincerity of feeling

// The employee made an earnest effort to improve his performance. (audio)
// The politician's speech was earnest and frank.

- Translations
Portuguese: sério, sincero
Spanish: serio, sincero

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY
'tailor-made'
adjective

1 : made or fitted especially to a particular use or purpose
2 : custom-made; made-to-order; made-to-measure

// Check out our package of services, complete and tailor-made. (audio)
// an expensive tailor-made suit.

- Translations
Portuguese: personalizado, feito sob medida
Spanish: a la medida, personalizado

'vacillate'
noun

1 : to waver in mind, will, or feeling : hesitate in choice of opinions or courses
2 : to be indecisive or irresolute:

// His tendency to vacillate makes him a poor leader. (audio)
// She has vacillated on this issue.
// vacillated for so long that someone else stepped in and made the decision

- Translations
Portuguese: vacilar
Spanish: vacilar

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY
'syndicate'
noun

1 : a group of individuals or organizations combined or making a joint effort to undertake some specific duty or carry out specific transactions or negotiations

// The local furniture store is individually owned, but is part of a buying syndicate. (audio)
// Parallel to this aid, a banking syndicate would provide a credit to the same amount.
// Yet investigators received tips that pointed to the syndicate.
// Encompassing much of the Near West Side, the ward had been controlled by the city’s crime syndicate since the days of Al Capone.

- Translations
Portuguese: sindicato, consórcio
Spanish: sindicato, organización, consorcio

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY
'borrow'
regular verb

1 : to take or obtain with the promise to return the same or an equivalent
2 : to use, appropriate, or introduce from another source or from a foreign source

// I want to borrow a book from the library. (audio)
// Our neighbor borrowed my lawn mower.
// to borrow an idea from the opposition; to borrow a word from French.
// borrowing a cup of sugar from a neighbor

- Translations
Portuguese: pegar emprestado, pedir algo emprestado
NOTA:
Pegar emprestado de alguém - borrow (from)
Emprestar algo para alguém - lend (to)

Spanish: pedir prestado, tomar prestado

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY
'lend'
verb
lend, lent, lent

1 : to grant the use of (something) on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned.
2 : to give (money) on condition that it is returned and that interest is paid for its temporary use.

// I need to return the book my friend lent me. (audio)
// He lent me money without asking for interest.
// The bank lent him the money for home improvements
// lend me your pen

- Translations
Portuguese: emprestar (NOTA: pegar emprestado é outro verbo; lend é só para emprestar)
Spanish: prestar, dar, dejar

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY
'pledge'
noun

1 : a solemn promise or agreement to do or refrain from doing something
2 : something delivered as security for the payment of a debt or fulfillment of a promise, and subject to forfeiture on failure to pay or fulfill the promise.

// The company made a pledge to its customers. (audio)
// a pledge of aid; a pledge not to wage war.
// I made a pledge, and I refuse to break it.
// The soldier made a pledge to defend his country.

- Translations
Portuguese: penhor, compromisso, promessa, caução, juramento
Spanish: compromiso, promesa, garantía

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY
'wager'
verb

1 : to make or offer a wager; bet.
2 : to risk or venture on a final outcome

// He hates gambling and never wagers money. (audio)
// But I would wager that Sherrard would agree on the need to address income inequality.

- Translations
Portuguese: apostar
Spanish: apostar, arriesgar

WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY
'wind'
verb

1 : to have a circular or spiral course or direction.
2 : to turn completely or repeatedly around an object


// I am winding the line onto the reel. (audio)
// I am winding the hose onto the reel.
// The ivy winds around the house.

- Translations
Portuguese: enrolar, girar, emaranhar, dar corda a algo
I am winding the line onto the reel. | Estou enrolando a linha no carretel.
Spanish: girar, enrollar, serpentea, envolver
The road winds through the mountains. | El camino serpentea a través de las montañas.

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY
'sound'
adjective

1 : free from injury or disease; in good condition; healthy; robust
2 : free from error, fallacy, or misapprehension
3 : solid, firm, stable

// My dog came back from the vet and he is safe and sound.(audio)
// The scientist's theory is backed by sound arguments.
// The business has a sound financial base.
// The rationale behind our method is quite sound.


- Translations
Portuguese: são, seguro, sólido, adequado
Spanish: sano, firme, bueno, sensato

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY
'shill'
noun

1 : a person who publicizes or praises something or someone for reasons of self-interest, personal profit, or friendship or loyalty.

// Yet his sincerity leads him to channel Kremlin propaganda as effectively as any paid shill. (audio)
// Professional bloggers essentially get paid to shill the clothes they like and travel the world—to be influencers.
// He is also quite happy to shill for garcinia cambogia, which he calls the “newest, fastest fat-buster.”


- Translations
Portuguese: serviçal, cumplice, uma pessoa que divulga ou elogia algo ou alguém por motivos de interesse próprio, lucro pessoal, amizade ou lealdade

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY
'name'
verb

1 : to give a name to
2 : to accuse by name
3 : to decide on

// The director named two employees to work on the project.
// He was named as the thief.
// refused to name a suspect
// name the day of the wedding
// The boy started to name the animals he saw.

- Translations
Portuguese: nomear, designar, citar, apontar
Spanish: nombrar, poner, designar, mencionar

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY
'outlook'
noun

1 : point of view
2 : a view from a particular place
3 : the prospect for the future

// The market growth outlook is positive this year.
// New investments should improve the company's financial outlook.
// The global economic outlook is encouraging.
// Despite our differences in outlook, we got along together very well.
// The students all seemed to have the same outlook.

- Translations
Portuguese: perspectiva, panorama, cenário
Spanish: perspectiva, pronóstico, punto de vista

WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY #041
'dumb'
adjective

1 : lacking intelligence; stupid
2 : temporarily unable to speak (as from shock or astonishment)

// According to my teacher, there are no dumb questions. (audio)
// The girl is unable to speak because she is dumb.
// I feel dumb because I do not understand physics.

- Translations
Portuguese: mudo, burro, idiota, tolo
Spanish: mudo, estúpido, tontas

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY #040
'fishy'
adjective

1 : creating doubt or suspicion
2 : questionable

// Something is fishy about the accident. (audio)
// The case is fishy but unclear.
// Everybody leaving at the same time looked fishy.

- Translations
Portuguese: suspeito, questionável
Spanish: sospechoso

WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY #039
'get rid of'
idiom

1 : to remove something that you do not want any longer

// I can’t wait to get rid of that ugly old sofa. (audio)
// Get rid of these old shoes!
// We shall never be able to get rid of certain defects.

- Translations
Portuguese: desfazer-se de algo/alguém, livrar-se de algo/alguém
Spanish: eliminar, deshacerse de algo/algn

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY #038
'stakeholder'
noun
stake·​hold·​er | \ ˈstāk-ˌhōl-dər \

1 : Typical stakeholders are investors, employees, customers, suppliers, communities, governments, or trade associations.
2 : one who is involved in or affected by a course of action

// All the stakeholders benefited from the merger of the two firms.
// The meeting was open to all stakeholders. (audio)
// Attention will be paid to techniques which favour stakeholder involvement.

- Translations
Portuguese: parte interessada, interessado
Spanish: partes interesadas, interesado, depositario

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Sing-along Friday
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05/02/2021
Sing-along Friday
(vocabulary at the bottom)

LYRICS
Who can it be knocking at my door?
Go 'way, don't come 'round here no more.
Can't you see that it's late at night?
I'm very tired, and I'm not feeling right.
All I wish is to be alone
Stay away, don't you invade my home.
Best off if you hang outside
Don't come in - I'll only run and hide.Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?

Who can it be knocking at my door?
Make no sound, tip-toe across the floor.
If he hears, he'll knock all day
I'll be trapped, and here I'll have to stay.
I've done no harm, I keep to myself
There's nothing wrong with my state of mental health.
I like it here with my childhood friend
Here they come, those feelings again!Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?

Is it the man come to take me away?
Why do they follow me?
It's not the future that I can see
It's just my fantasy
Oh... Who can it be now?
Oh... Who can it... Who can it...
Yeah yeah yeah

----
VOCAB
knock - : to strike something with a sharp blow
// "Who can it be knocking at my door?"
Portuguese: bater

Best off - : The most favourably placed, the best advantaged; the best provided.
// "Best off if you hang outside"
Portuguese: melhor

tip-toe - : Walk quietly and carefully with one's heels raised and one's weight on the balls of the feet.
// "Make no sound, tip-toe across the floor."
Portuguese: andar na ponta dos pés

trap - : Prevent (someone) from escaping from a place
// "I'll be trapped, and here I'll have to stay."
Portuguese: armadilha

harm - : Physical injury, especially that which is deliberately inflicted
// "I've done no harm, I keep to myself"
Portuguese: dano, mal

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY #036 - 05/02/2021
'flaw'
noun

1 : a defect in physical structure or form
2 : an imperfection or weakness and especially one that detracts from the whole or hinders effectiveness

// The plan is perfect, there are no flaws.
// Vanity was the flaw in her character
// The project is flawed, we must review all milestones.
// Impatience is one of my worst flaws. (audio)

- Translations
Portuguese: falha, defeito, erro
Spanish: defecto, falla, desperfecto, debilidad

WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY - 03/02/2021
'latter'
adjective

1 : being the second of two persons or things mentioned
2 : used to refer to the second of two items mentioned

// Regarding captain and major, the latter rank is higher. (audio)
// of ham and beef the latter meat is cheaper today

NOTE:
Only used to refer to the second of two things or people which have already been mentioned.
Use former to refer to the first thing mention.
If you are talking about three or more things or people, don't use 'the latter' or 'the former'. Use an expression with the last or the first.

- Translations
Portuguese: último, segundo
Spanish: último, segundo

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WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY - 02/02/2021
'threshold'
noun

1 : a level or point at which something would happen, would cease to happen, or would take effect, become true, etc

// There is a safety threshold to avoid any risks. (audio)
// The presenter crossed the threshold of what was acceptable.
// The company has reached a high productivity threshold.
// Once a certain threshold has been crossed, the way back is all the more difficult.
// If the water reaches the maximum threshold, the river will flood.

- Translations
Portuguese: limite, limiar, patamar
Spanish: límite, umbral

WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY - 01/02/2021
'food for thought'
idiom

1 : something that should be thought about or considered carefully
2 : something to consider
3 : something that makes you think very hard about an issue

// That should also give us food for thought for strategic planning. (audio)
// The unexpected test results have given us food for thought.
// That meeting really gave me food for thought—I might invest in their company after all.
// The lectures were very interesting and gave much food for thought.

- Translations
Portuguese: motivo(s) de reflexão
Spanish: motivos para reflexionar, idea para pensar

Sing-a-long Friday - Week 04

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere
And their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
'Cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very
Mad world
Mad world
Mad world
Mad world

Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Made to feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen, sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me, no one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson
Look right through me, look right through me

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
'Cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very
Mad world
Mad world
Mad world
Mad world

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
'Cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very
Mad world
Mad world
Enlarging your world
Mad world

-- VOCAB --
wear out - To exhaust; tire | To use up or consume gradually [desgastar]
tear - a drop of salty liquid that flows from the eye, as a result of strong emotion, especially unhappiness, or pain [lágrima]
fill up - to make something full, or to become full [encher]
sorrow - resultant unhappy or unpleasant state [tristeza]
kind of - in a way that approximates : More or Less [mais ou menos]
enlarge - to become bigger or to make something bigger [ampliar]

WORD or IDIOM OF THE DAY - 29/01/2021
'rise and shine'
idiom
\ ˈrīz
\ ən(d)
\ ˈshīn \

1 : used to tell someone to wake up and get out of bed
2 : wake up, get out of bed, and start your day!
3 : used when waking someone up

// C'mon, kids! Rise and shine!
// Rise and shine, sleepy head! You've got a busy morning!
// Rise and shine, everyone, we’ve got a lot to do today.

- Translations
Portuguese:
[expressão - rise and shine] acorda e levanta
[verbo - rise] aumentar, subir
[verbo - shine] brilhar

Spanish:
[expresión - rise and shine] despierta y levántate
[verbo - rise] · levantarse, aumentar
[verbo - shine] brillar

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