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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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  1. 1
    [transitive] to try to find a particular piece of information by looking in a book or on a list, or by using a computer

    I didn't know what 'loquacious' meant and had to look it up in a dictionary.

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  2. 2
    [intransitive] [usually progressive] if a situation is looking up, it is getting better
    things are looking up (for):

    Finally, things are looking up for me.

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