What are red words?
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing.These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are morefrequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
- 3definite and not likely to change
Have you set a firm date for the meeting?a firm commitment:
We want a firm commitment that resources will be provided.a firm belief/conviction:
It is my firm belief that we must encourage debate.a firm believer:
Mark's a firm believer in discipline for children.a firm favorite:
The Rams are firm favorites to take the title this year.
- 4showing that you are in control of a situation and will not be easily forced to do something
Her staff regard her as firm but fair.
What the party needs now is firm leadership.be firm with someone:
You sometimes have to be firm with young children.take firm action:
The government must take firm action to stop the fighting.
a firm hand
hold firm to something
take a firm stand/line
I firmly believe that we must act at once.