English and French Words of the Day- June 22
roustabout; noun: an unskilled or semiskilled laborer especially in an oil field or refinery
Example sentence: Nathan worked for years as a roustabout in the oil fields of Alaska until he earned enough money to go to college and become a petroleum engineer.
à rebours; /ah-reh-boor/; adverb: backward
French Sentence:Ce matin, les élèves ont appris à compter à rebours de 20 à 0 pour travailler leur mémoire.
English Sentence: This morning the pupils learned to count backward from 20 to 0 to work on their memory.
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