• concern ⪢⪢
In eastern Ukraine, government troops facing Russian-supported separatists in Luhansk voice concern
about whether peace can hold as diplomats continue talks.
○○○ Anna Matteo ⪢⪢
Metcalf says the decision for the word of the year is not based on science. Instead, he says the A.D.S. chooses from words that express the concern
s and stories of the past year. For VOA Learning English, I'm Anna Matteo.