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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
    of a low quality or standard

    Most of the pictures I took weren’t any good.

  2. 2
    not able to do something well
    no good at:

    I’m no good at chemistry.

  3. 3
    not able to deal with someone or something well or to use something well
    no good with:

    Ken’s not much good with kids.

  4. 4
    not useful or effective
    no good for:

    My shoes are no good for hiking.

    it’s no good doing something:

    It’s no good trying to persuade her to come with us.

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