May 19, 2014 - Word of the Day: dust
Dust takes the form of small particles of dirt, soot, dander, pollen,* and other matter that floats through the air and ends up inside your home.
To get rid of the dust, you can use a broom, a mop, a dust buster, or a vacuum.
The word "dusty" is an adjective:
- This table is dusty.
- The house is full of dust. It's a dusty house.
- My car got all dusty after I drove it down an unpaved road.
soot: dust from the burning of fossil fuels
dander: skin cells and fur from animals, cats, dogs, etc.
pollen: tiny spores released in nature from flowers and trees.
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