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Distinct – AWL word of the day

Today’s word from the academic word list is:




  • there are a number of forms of this word: distinct, indistinct, distinction, distinctive and distinctively
  • while it is not part of the AWL, you should also be aware of the verb distinguish
  • in education, you can “earn” a distinction for a good piece of work
  • a common idiom is “to enjoy the distinction of” being something; the negative of which is “dubious distinction”
  • you can also “draw” or “make” a distinction between one thing and another



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