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Using Music to Learn Vocabulary: Part 5

“Using Music to Learn Vocabulary” is back with its fifth installment!

(Refresh your memory with parts 1, 2, 3, and 4, then read on below).

1. Maudlin: “Eighth Avenue” by Hospitality

Maudlin means self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental.

2. Rubbernecker: “Ambulance” by Eisley

A rubbernecker is a person who stares or gapes inquisitively, especially in a naive or foolish manner.

3. Super Trouper: “Super Trouper” by ABBA

Super Trouper is the registered trademark name of a brand of huge spotlights used in stadium concerts.

4. Degausser: “Degausser” by Brand New

A degausser is a device that neutralizes a magnetic field or erases information.

5. Cantilever: “You’re the Runner” by Mitten

A cantilever is a projecting structure, such as a beam, that is supported at one end and carries a load at the other end or along its length.

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