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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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    take shortcuts to complete a task without striving for the best result possible

    I'd rather take a long time to build a winning basketball program than to take shortcuts and have the university bruised by a scandal.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 19/11/2015
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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