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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.
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She spoke French so badly I couldn't understand her.
a badly organized meeting
Why do you think you did so badly in your test?
If the war goes badly, he is unlikely to remain in power.
Her eye was cut quite badly.
One of the prisoners had been badly beaten by guards.
Fortunately, none of the drivers was badly hurt.
London is one of the worst-affected areas.
She feels as though she has been badly treated.
How successful you are depends on how badly you want to succeed.
Anne was missing him badly.
The roof was badly in need of repair.
a badly paid cleaning job
Nobody will think badly of you if you fail.
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a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents
a large cake decorated or filled with sweet foods such as fruit, cream, and chocolate
to gossip or share personal information with someone …
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Definition of badly from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.