How do you count words? Ashley Wagner discusses the question as part of our video on the number of words in the English language.
Actuar [una cosa] como estímulo o acicate.
lo que deseaba el poeta-músico era cantar su madrigal a la belleza cuya presencia o recuerdo acicatea su inspiración; acicateando el odio al rival, aguijoneando sus vanidades, el espíritu barroco removía el fondo popular, el poso guerrillero del hombre del Renacimiento
A lot of people get compliment and complement confused: they’re pronounced in the same way and have very similar spellings but they have completely different meanings.
The question of whether the word internet should be capitalized is so passionately debated and rife with controversy that it has its own Wikipedia article.
We’ve delved into the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary to come up with some historical substitutions for hug as a verb.