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When One Word Is Enough For a Podcast: The Word-A-Day Podcast

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Here are some facts for you about your everyday word usage. First, there are approximately 170,000 words in the English language. Second, the average American possesses an active vocabulary of about 20,000 words. Third, English is a language that has the most words, with Russian a distant second at 150,000. English is awash in synonyms, most of which people do not use.

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