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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 more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

adjective [only before noun]  /ˈɡoʊ ˌtu/
  1. the go-to person, organization, website, etc. is the best one to use when you need to achieve something

    The hotel concierge is the go-to guy if you need something immediately.

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a combination of a hotdog and a hamburger in a specially designed bread bun

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a volume of articles, essays, etc., contributed by many authors in honor of a colleague, usually published on the occasion of their retirement, an important anniversary and the like

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