that ⪢⪢
But then they decided that what was the best was to build a hidden trapdoor. #fairy
 that ⪢⪢
And nobody in the inn knew that he was the pirate black dog. #hard2listen
◎◎◎ complement ⪢⪢
When two angles are complementary, we say that one angle is the complement of the other. #math
◎◎◎ invertebrate ⪢⪢
Invertebrates are animals that do not have backbones. → vertebrate
◎◎◎ vertebrate ⪢⪢
Vertebrates are animals that have spines or backbones.
◎◎◎ malvertising ⪢⪢
Malverting is the word for online ads that can attack your computer if you click on them. #hard2listen
◎◎◎ mandatory ⪢⪢
Mandatory is something that must be done or is required by law.
◎◎◎ riot ⪢⪢
A riot is a crowd that reacts to bad news by violently breaking laws.
◎◎◎ subject ⪢⪢
a topic that is being discussed or taught
◎◎◎ offense ⪢⪢
An offense is an action that breaks the law and requires punishment.
◎◎◎ innovation ⪢⪢
An innovation is a product or idea that is new or very original.
◎◎◎ mob ⪢⪢
A mob is a large crowd of people that often wants to cause violence.
◎◎◎ arrogant ⪢⪢
If someone is arrogant, they think that they are more important than others.
◎◎◎ complex number ⪢⪢
A complex number is a number that can be expressed in the form a + bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1. #math
◎◎◎ muscle ⪢⪢
Muscle is a mass of tissue attached to bone that helps you move.
◎◎◎ prime number ⪢⪢
A _____ is one that's only divisible by itself and 1.
◎◎◎ coronavirus ⪢⪢
Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses. They consist of a core of genetic material surrounded by an envelope with protein spikes. This gives it the appearance of a crown. 'Crown' in Latin is called 'corona' and that's how these viruses get their name.
○○○ pneumonia ⪢⪢
In December 2019, there was a cluster of pneumonia cases in China. Investigations found that it was caused by a previously unknown virus, now named the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
 Somewhere beyond the sea, ⪢⪢
somewhere waiting for me, my lover stands on golden sands and watches the ships that go sailing. Somewhere beyond the sea, she's there watching for me. If I could fly like birds on high, then, straight to her arms, I'd go sailing. #song
 I'm sailing away, ⪢⪢
set an open course for the virgin seas. I've got to be free, free to face the life that's ahead of me. On board I'm the captain so climb aboard. We'll search for tomorrow on every shore. And I'll try, oh Lord, I'll try to carry on. #have_got #song
○○○ would ⪢⪢
His heart _____ soften when he saw Persephone and he was amazed by her youth and her beauty and her freshness. He asked Demeter to marry Persephone but Demeter said that that _____ never happen.
○○○ spillover ⪢⪢
It's known that coronaviruses circulate in a range of animals. Sometimes these viruses can make the jump from animals to humans. This is called a spillover. → spill
○○○ case ⪢⪢
South Korea now has over 200 reported cases of the new coronavirus. That is 4 times the number on Tuesday. 2020-02-21
○○○ will ⪢⪢
My wish is that your son _ be the most handsom of all men. #will_would
○○○ was to ⪢⪢
Ashamed he decreed that the prince was use a special hat that would cover his ears and that he was never to take it off. The prince was not to know about his donkey ears. → decree #be
 Copernicus's theory ⪢⪢
When Galileo announced that he believed in Copernicus's theory that the earth moved around the sun, some officials of the Roman Catholic church were angry. #possessive
○○○ I look to the sea. ⪢⪢
Reflections in the waves spark my memories, some happy some sad. I think of childhood friends and the dreams we had. We live happily forever so the story goes. But somehow we missed out on the pot of gold. And we'll try best that we can to carry on. #song
○○○ espouse ⪢⪢
Militant Islamic terrorists in Egypt have left a bloody trail of destruction. The loss of inocent lives from deadly bombings and other attacks had led the government to condemn extremist Islamic terrorists that espouse violence.
○○○ would ⪢⪢
Meantime he plays the piano for a world that now realizes you can discover stunning talent in people you'd never expect.
○○○ blindfold ⪢⪢
That night, the captain of the thieves took the blindfolded carpenter a second time. #fairy
○○○ black box ⪢⪢
In China, officials say they have recovered the "black box" flight recorder of the China Eastern Airplane that crashed days ago, killing 132 people. #pronunciation 2022-03-23
○○○ Solomon Islands ⪢⪢
China confirms it signed a security agreement with the Solomon Islands that could send Chinese police and armed forces to the Pacific nation. 2022-04-20
 2022-10-10 ⪢⪢
On national day in Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen warns China that the island would never give up its democratic way of life.
○○○ fan ⪢⪢
Indonesia's security minister promises an investigation into a stampede that killed 125 soccer fans who were crushed Saturday in Malang, Java. 2022-10-03
○○○ ingrain ⪢⪢
Since ancient times the belief that stars could influence the way we live was already ingrained.
○○○ Self Determination ⪢⪢
The idea that nations should have the right to govern themselves without interference from other countries.
○○○ cosmology ⪢⪢
And part of this belief was that everything from cosmology and metaphysics to music and morals followed eternal rules describable as ratios of numbers.
○○○ entrance ⪢⪢
"Well, nobody is going into the cave again. There are big doors in front of the entrance now. And I have the keys," said Mr. Thatcher. #pronunciation
○○○ luxury ⪢⪢
That's a luxury that most people in the world don't have today.
○○○ logarithm ⪢⪢
x⍻b = y With logs, the base of the log raised to the power of what's on the other side of the equal sign will equal the number that the log is operating on. #math
○○○ Orion ⪢⪢
If you can find _____ , you can find every other constallation that surrounds it within the winter sky.
○○○ synchronous ⪢⪢
Because the moon's period of rotation is equal to its period of revolution, that is to say, because the moon takes the same amount of time to spin as it does to orbit the earth, we from the earth only ever see one face of the moon.
○○○ miller ⪢⪢
And although my eyes were open. They might have just as well been closed. And so it was that later. As the _____ told his tale. That her face, at first just ghostly. Turned a whiter shade of pale. #song
○○○ proof ⪢⪢
Gave _____ through the night that our flag was still there #song
○○○ spangle ⪢⪢
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave #song
○○○ off ⪢⪢
We couldn't cut the fat off four whales in one day so we had to watch them that night. #Moby_Dick
○○○ Ahab ⪢⪢
He had a hard face with lines on it from years of sun and wind. An ugly white line ran down from the top of his head. Did it go down to his feet? Who or what did that to him? What fight did he lose so badly? #Moby_Dick
○○○ Starbuck ⪢⪢
Starbuck was a young man. When you saw his black clothes and sad face, you could forget that. #Moby_Dick
○○○ topology ⪢⪢
Topology is a branch of math, which is kind of like geometry. It studies shapes and spaces, but ones that are arbitrarily stretchy and bendy. It's sometimes called rubber sheet geometry.
○○○ Ben Zimmer ⪢⪢
Ben Zimmer writes about language for the Wall Street Journal. He says, "There has been a lot of debate recently about something that has been in our language for centuries."
○○○ third person ⪢⪢
He explains that English does not have a third person singular pronoun that does not identify as male or female. Zimmer says that more and more "they" is being used to replace the traditional phrase, "he or she".
○○○ 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 concerns and stories of the past year. For VOA Learning English, I'm Anna Matteo.
○○○ ahead ⪢⪢
Our first discovery is one that archeologists know the function of but we can't imagine how the Roman's were able to come up with something so many centuries ahead of its time.
○○○ Golden Section ⪢⪢
It was the Greek mathematician Euclid who produced the first precise description of the golden section. A length is devided into two parts in such a way that the smaller part is to the larger part in the same proportion as the larger one is to the whole.
○○○ flag ⪢⪢
Gave proof through the night that our _____ was still there #song
○○○ banner ⪢⪢
Oh, say does that star-spangled _____ yet wave #song
○○○ unto ⪢⪢
Do unto others what you would have them do unto you. ┆ You would have others do that unto you if you could. → onto #quote #conditional ▲→▲
 If you've been following me for a while, ⪢⪢
you know that I often talk about the importance of consistent repetitive active practice because that leads to muscle memory or automaticity, the ability to do something without thinking about it too much or stressing about it.
○○○ sight ⪢⪢
No doubt he would have thought that he had caught sight of two winged gods. ┆ If a fisherman or a shepherd had looked up just then, he would have thought that he had caught sight of two winged gods. #conditional ◁→◁
○○○ mortal ⪢⪢
Who could have believed that a mortal father and son had mastered the art of flight? ┆ Who could have believed that a mortal father and son had mastered the art of flight if anyone had looked up just then? #conditional ◁→◁
○○○ dictum ⪢⪢
Their dictum of "all is number" suggested that numbers were the building blocks of the universe. #pronunciation
○○○ hope ⪢⪢
I hope that lesson was helpful for you. Have a wonderful day. #hard2listen
○○○ feed ⪢⪢
Don't bite the hand that feeds you. #quote
○○○ serenade ⪢⪢
How gentle is the rain that falls softly on the meadow! Birds high up in the trees _____ the flowers with the melody. See there beyond the hill the bright colors of the rainbow. Some magic from above made this day for us just to fall in love. #song
○○○ protrusion ⪢⪢
On the sides are 2 protrusions that kind of look like antlers. → protrude
○○○ gentle ⪢⪢
How _____ is the rain that falls softly on the meadow! Birds high up on the trees serenade the flowers with the melody. See there beyond the hill the bright colors of the rainbow. Some magic from above made this day for us just to fall in love. #song
○○○ Sunday ⪢⪢
In ancient Latin Sunday was Dies Solis for the Sun God but in Christian era it was renamed Domonicas for lord's day. Most of the Romance languages use a desendant of that but in English and Germanic languages it is still named for the sun.
○○○ Wednesday ⪢⪢
The reason that _____ is spelled so funny is because it's actually Woden's day. Woden was the big guy of Germanic mythology and the creator of the universe and master of hunting and war while the Roman god Mercury was a mere messenger to the gods.
○○○ experience ⪢⪢
Good judgment comes from experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. #quote
○○○ nebula ⪢⪢
The solar system came into being about 4.5 billion years ago when a cloud of interstellar gas and dust collapsed resulting in a solar nebula, a swirling disk of material that collided to form the solar system.
○○○ Pluto ⪢⪢
When _____ was discovered in 1930, it was named the 9th planet of the solar system. More than 75 years later, that planetary status revoked and _____ was demoted to a dwarf planet. → revoke, demote
○○○ place ⪢⪢
China's space agency releases pictures of a Chinese flag that a Chinese space craft placed on the moon Thursday. 2020-12-04
○○○ be to blame ⪢⪢
In Afghanistan, gunfire and explosions killed at least 40 civilians at a wedding party Sunday night. United States and Afghan officials are studying reports that Afghan forces and the U.S. airstrikes were to blame. 2019-09-23 #be
○○○ Metaverse ⪢⪢
And in the United States, Facebook's chief announced Thursday that the company will change its name to Meta as it plans a service called Metaverse. 2021-10-29
 0850 ± ⪢⪢
They go up the rivers with their light boats that they can then carry to the sources of the Dnieper and reach the Black Sea. In Constantinople, they sell mainly furs, honey and slaves captured along the way.
○○○ Pyongyang ⪢⪢
North Korea holds a military parade in Pyongyang that shows missiles designed to be launched from a submarine. 2021-01-15
○○○ agree ⪢⪢
The food is very good in that restaurant. I agree with you.
 03 ⪢⪢
I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face. I should have changed that stupid lock. I should have made you leave your key. If I had known for just one second you'd be back to bother me. Go on now, go.
○○○ tray ⪢⪢
When we called out for another drink. The waiter brought a _____. And so it was that later. As the miller told his tale. That her face, at first just ghostly. Turned a whiter shade of pale. #song
○○○ wreckage ⪢⪢
Chinese emergency workers find nine bodies in a mine that collapsed two weeks ago in Shandong province. On Sunday, China pulled eleven survivors from the wreckage. One person died earlier; another remains missing. 2021-01-25
○○○ tremor ⪢⪢
Experts believe the quake was an aftershock from the massive tremor that hit the region 10 years ago.
○○○ rejoin ⪢⪢
Iran warns the U.S. government that it has a limited time to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal between it and several other nations.
○○○ paranoia ⪢⪢
They were the victims of paranoia about the supernatural, misdirected religious fervor and a justice system that valued the repentance over truth.
○○○ stuck ⪢⪢
If you heard it, you know that it can get stuck in your head just like that. But at a Washington Nationals game it's not just stuck in your head.
○○○ lead ⪢⪢
This can sometimes lead them to do things that are unhealthy.
○○○ with ⪢⪢
She spots her target from above _____ vision that cuts through the glare on the river surface. #pronunciation
○○○ epoch ⪢⪢
This era is made of smaller stages called epochs that occurred within the universe's first tens of thousands of years. #astronomy
○○○ Cambodia ⪢⪢
In Cambodia, Chinese and Cambodian officials mark the start of a project to expand a naval base that U.S. officials fear could be used by China's military. 2022-06-08
○○○ bestow ⪢⪢
Since we've been able to look up at the Sun, we've been aware of light. As darkness is one of very few things that we instinctually fear, we have always bestowed light with godlike properties.
○○○ FDA ⪢⪢
News media report that the U.S. food and drug administration is expected to approve for emergency use Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 15 by next week.
○○○ make anxious ⪢⪢
Health experts are concerned that lack of public trust in COVID-19 Vaccines in Africa could prolong the coronavirus health crisis. 2021-05-04
○○○ envoy ⪢⪢
In New York, a special envoy tells the United Nations that 900,000 civilians have fled fighting in northwest Syria in less than three months. 2020-02-19 → flee
 2017-01 ⪢⪢
An IT engineer is looking at the servers in this building and something seems off. The engineer notices that often in the middle of the night these servers are connecting to some server in Shanghai and uploading Emails and audio files. #pronunciation
○○○ outlet ⪢⪢
Western media outlets have finally begun reporting on the neo-nazi threat that is growing inside Ukraine which is a close Western ally against Russia. 2018-07-06
○○○ Wuhan ⪢⪢
According to the Wall Street Journal, an intelligence report said that three employees at this Wuhan lab for studying viruses were hospitalized in November 2019, a month earlier than the first reported cases of COVID-19.
○○○ reptile ⪢⪢
Snakes are reptiles which means that they breathe air, have scaly skin, and are cold-blooded. Cold-blooded animals cannot maintain their own body temperature.
○○○ controversial ⪢⪢
Want to adopt one? Get ready to spend up to 20,000 dollars. Why? Because these cats are very difficult to breed and quite _____. That means a very small breeding pool.
○○○ limbo ⪢⪢
The article describes them as being in limbo that means in a condition of prolonged uncertainty so they will spend a long time in uncertain conditions.
○○○ shover ⪢⪢
That's when the dogs' owner runs out and pushes the big bear there off the wall with her own 2 hands. The bear shover is Hailey Morinico and she's just 17 years old.
○○○ plunge ⪢⪢
These incidents, many caught on video over the past 2 decades, show U.S. military encounters with shadowy objects that seem capable of traveling upwards at 11,000 miles per hour, changing direction and plunging into water without slowing down.
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