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mel·low (mĕl′ō, ˈmɛləʊ) adjective.   1. sweet and full-flavoured from ripeness (fruit) 2. soft and pleasant; suggesting softness or sweetness 3. made gentle and understanding by age, maturity or experience  4. relaxed and unhurried; free from tension; easygoing 5. slightly and pleasantly intoxicated   su·a·ve   Is being mellow good or bad?   Every time I hear the song “Row, row, row your boat” the word mellow […]


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em·brace (ĕm-brās′, ɛmˈbreɪs) verb.   1. to hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection 2. to surround or enclose; to include or contain as part of something 3. to adopt, support or accept (an opportunity, a challenge, etc) willingly   a·bra·çar   Why is ‘embrace’ so hard to translate?   Well, I guess it is because we never fully mean just the physical ‘hug’. And that’s […]



bright (braɪt) adjective. 1. full of light; emitting or reflecting much light; shining 2. with a highly saturated, intense or vivid colour 3. brilliant; polished; glistening 4. glorious; magnificent; splendid 5. full of promise and hope; auspicious 6. full of animation; happy; cheerful 7. clear and distinct (of a sound); clear and translucent (of a liquid) 8. quick to learn or understand; intelligent; clever bri·lhan·te What is your kind of ‘bright’? Whether it’s in Portuguese or in English, the word “bright” is one that immediately takes […]


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FO·MO (fō′mō) acronym. 1. an abbreviation for fear of missing out. fo·mo FOMO. The fear of missing out. You know that social anxiety, the need to be always connected to what others are doing? Almost like a sick desire to be everywhere – especially where you’re not – just because you believe others are having […]