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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.
...and even Daphne ... blinked a little as she crossed the shelterless promenade, under her big tussore parasol, a delightfully cool- looking figure, in a plain white muslin gown, and a muslin shepherdess hat.(Asphodel, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon)