New Word: “winnow”
Today, our tip is a new word for intermediate and advanced students, taken from the “Cambridge Dictionary for Advanced Users”. Especially interesting for those who might take public contests in the next months.
winnow verb [T]
1 to blow the chaff (= the outer coverings) from grain before it can be used as food
2 FORMAL to reduce a large number of people or things to a much smaller number by judging their quality:
A list of 12 candidates has been winnowed down to a shortlist of three.
[a winnowing process]
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