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.

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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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Fair Selection

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