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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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    mainly literary a power that some people believe influences what happens in the future

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      British informal a horoscope

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a sweet brown food eaten as a sweet or used for flavouring other food


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