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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
    the 24th letter of the English alphabet. X is a consonant.

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  2. 4
    informal a symbol used for writing a kiss, usually at the end of a letter

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  3. 5
    the roman numeral for 10

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  4. 6

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    used in the past for saying that a film was not suitable for people under the age of 18

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