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A.Word.A.Day--swot

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This week's theme: words related to teaching, learning, and schools.

swot (swot) verb intr.

To study hard, especially for an examination.

noun

One who studies hard, especially to the exclusion of other interests.

[Dialect variant of sweat.]

See more usage examples of swot in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

"While many adolescent boys value underachievement almost as a badge of honour and intellectual boys are nervous of being derided as swots, the girls are getting on with their learning." Murdo Macleod; The Law Unto Themselves; The Scotsman (Edinburgh, Scotland); Aug 27, 2006.

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