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answering machine

answering machine

/ˈænsɚɹɪŋ məʃˈiːn/
noun
a machine that answers missed calls and records the messages callers leave

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to attach

to attach

/əˈtætʃ/
verb
to connect or fasten something to another thing
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A post with handles for the rider to hold is attached to the front of the platform.

A wide rubber wheel is attached to each side of the platform.

A wire attached the device to a disc that was inserted into the ear.

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blogger

blogger

/ˈbɫɔɡɝ/
noun
someone who writes for a blog
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I found a lot of posts from deaf bloggers, and ended up following a bunch of them.

I do not consider myself a makeup vlogger or blogger at all anymore.

[Narrator] Tokyo based video-blogger, Hikosaemon visited the Pyongyang restaurant in Dalian, China.

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communication

communication

/kəmˌjunəˈkeɪʃən/
noun
the activity or process of exchanging information or expressing ideas and feelings by speaking, writing, etc.
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It was lack of communication from him.

It has helped world transportation and communication to develop.

And everything is going well with communication.

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connection

connection

/kəˈnɛkʃən/
noun
the state of being linked or connected
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Some researchers have inferred that faulty connections between areas of the brain may be responsible for autism.

Or perhaps there are too many connections.

When genetic changes involve connections in the brain, autism can occur.

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podcast

podcast

/ˈpɔdˌkæst/
noun
a verbal broadcast
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Hello there, so let's talk about podcasts.

So recently, I've been involved in two podcasts.

It's a question David Chang asked in his podcast last year.

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search engine

search engine

/sˈɜːtʃ ˈɛndʒɪn/
noun
a computer program that searches the internet and finds information based on a word or group of words given to it
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Google: A Brief History If you type into Google's search engine the question "How does Google work?"s

The obvious superiority of their search engine quickly attracted financial backing.

Just type googinto Google's search engine to see how its stock is doing.

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to surf

to surf

/ˈsɝf/
verb
to visit different websites
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I'm surfing through channels... "Holy crap, there it is on the list!

I was like, "There's this man out there surfing.

Every time I get a chance to come back and surf, like, I just love to.

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voicemail

voicemail

/ˈvɔɪsˌmeɪɫ/
noun
an electronic system that can store spoken messages recorded by telephone callers whose calls are not answered
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Are you just a crackhead who can't afford to pay your bill and it just goes to your voicemail?

No one's there and no one's checking voicemails or anything.

He once left his neighbors a voicemail threatening to kill their entire family.

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attachment

attachment

/əˈtætʃmənt/
noun
a file that is sent with an email
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These spines probably served as attachment points for the powerful muscles that held up the creaturesgiant heads.

This discovery that attachment wasn’t just about getting breakfast surprised a lot of people.

And loving touch and care are tremendously important, but familiarity is also key to attachment.

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to delete

to delete

/dɪˈɫit/
verb
to remove a piece of data from a computer or smartphone
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And I've deleted everyone.

but she deleted her original defense, screenshots.

I'll delete the comments.

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hate mail

hate mail

/hˈeɪt mˈeɪl/
noun
offensive and often threatening letters or emails usually sent under no name
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He used to write hate mail to the president?

I found a stack of hate mail people wrote to Cantor.

Eat s***, racist hate mail.

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operator

operator

/ˈɑpɝˌeɪtɝ/
noun
a person who uses or controls a machine, device or piece of equipment
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That means that during emergencies, the plant will cool and stabilize itself without an operator present.

He heard nothing for a few seconds and then the operator said. '

the operator said. '

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dialect

dialect

/ˈdaɪəˌɫɛkt/
noun
the spoken form of a language specific to a certain region or people which is slightly different from the standard form in words and grammar
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You can't change a specific language or dialect.

The first village and second village have different dialects, but good mutual intelligibility.

This tendency for language to change gradually along a gradient is known as a dialect chain or dialect continuum.

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fluency

fluency

/ˈfɫuənsi/
noun
the quality of being able to speak or write very well and easily in a foreign language
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" I was never expecting fast fluency.

I mean, it could be cultural fluency.

And their epistemology allows them different access, different gestures of fluency.

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accuracy

accuracy

/ˈækjɝəsi/
noun
the state or quality of being without any errors
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I think they've done a really good job of making adjustments to actually improve the accuracy since May.

But the accuracy of contactless thermometers has been called into question.

And I think there's only beneficial things that can happen once you get to this level of accuracy.

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language barrier

language barrier

/lˈæŋɡwɪdʒ bˈæɹɪɚ/
noun
a difficulty emerging from the fact that people cannot communicate because they do not have a common language
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What really resonated with me is the fact that people seem to misunderstand people's motives due to language barriers.

One of the first things that Singapore’s leaders did was to break down the language barrier between ethnic groups.

- There's a little bit less communication happening because of the language barrier, sure.

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mother tongue

mother tongue

/mˈʌðɚ tˈʌŋ/
noun
the first language that a baby acquires naturally; the native language
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People in Singapore are required to take English as a first language as well as a mother tongue language.

Well this depends on your mother tongue.

It’s interesting that we say mother tongue, isn’t it?

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native speaker

native speaker

/nˈeɪɾɪv spˈiːkɚ/
noun
someone who has learned a language as their first language, and not as a foreign language
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And it now has its first native speaker-- Jessie Little Doe's daughter, who's a native speaker of Wampanoag.

They conducted the same labeling test on over 2,600 native speakers of 110 unwritten languages from nonindustrialized societies.

It's called the intuition of the native speaker.

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pronunciation

pronunciation

/pɹəˌnənsiˈeɪʃən/, /pɹoʊˌnənsiˈeɪʃən/
noun
the way a word is pronounced
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There might be other pronunciations.

Why is it harder for me to say now when I'm trying to read the actual pronunciation? "

I really want to say that the pronunciation of this is 'pro-teen'

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sign language

sign language

/sˈaɪn lˈæŋɡwɪdʒ/
noun
a system used to communicate with deaf people that involves using hands and body gestures instead of words
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So my friend Christina was talking about how, like, they don't even talk about sign language users.

But sign language, you can see from far away!

But yeah, start learning your sign language vocabulary for consent and otherwise.

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incoherent

incoherent

/ˌɪnkoʊˈhɪɹənt/
adjective
(of speech or written discourse) unclear or poorly organized in a way that is not comprehensible
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QAnon will always be an incoherent mess of nonsense.

he makes incoherent noises.

Now this time when he was speaking he became more and more incoherent as he was talking.

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to clarify

to clarify

/ˈkɫɛɹəˌfaɪ/
verb
to make something clear and easy to understand by explaining it more
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Now, just to clarify, that game was not a teaching game.

To clarify, I don’t dislike them.

Well, just want to clarify, my name is Outlook now.

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to comprehend

to comprehend

/ˌkɑmpɹiˈhɛnd/
verb
to fully understand something, especially something complicated
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It's hard to comprehend why it's so expensive and if there's even a market for it.

Our brains can't comprehend these concepts.

These clichés, he explains, cover up and neutralize experiences beyond our ability to comprehend.

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to converse

to converse

/ˈkɑnvɝs/, /kənˈvɝs/
verb
to engage in a conversation with someone
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Or converse with them personally.

I was still working and only paused several times to converse in writing.

So we were able to do Auslan and converse in Auslan and do some sign language

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to explain

to explain

/ɪksˈpɫeɪn/
verb
to make something clear and easy to understand by giving more information about it
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They learned that head bumps could not explain how people behaved.

This may explain how prodigies can focus on a task, solve complex problems, and learn quickly.

No one could explain how the things got there. '

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to express

to express

/ɪksˈpɹɛs/
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to show or make a thought, feeling, etc. known by looks, words, or actions
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Although she could hardly speak, she had recently managed to express a wish to see me.

It's much easier for me to express my thoughts, especially in a video.

So his meeting with the President is designed to express Saudi policy towards Iran.

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to illustrate

to illustrate

/ˈɪɫəˌstɹeɪt/
verb
to explain or show the meaning of something using examples, pictures, etc.
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It illustrates what one tenth of a second's difference can mean in competition.

Like in this promotional film from 1930 that illustrates how tear gas can be used to thwart bank robbers.

This image taken from a telescope in Chile in November 2019 illustrates the problem.

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to indicate

to indicate

/ˈɪndəˌkeɪt/
verb
to mention or express something in few words
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The acute medical therapy is indicated in the exposure.

A survey indicates that most mothers have two top priorities: 1.

Yet the English-language novels of Joseph Conrad indicate that it is not impossible.

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tweet

tweet

/ˈtwit/
noun
a message or post on Twitter
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My friend Franchesca actually made a really good point on Twitter and his tweet says, "

They have a lot of tweets now.

Actually, there is a tweet that I liked.

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telephone banking

telephone banking

/tˈɛlɪfˌoʊn bˈæŋkɪŋ/
noun
services that banks offer their customers by telephone

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