Today’s English word of the day is: suffrage. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘suffrage’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
suffrage: the right to vote in political elections
American English Pronunciation: /ˈsʌfrɪdʒ/
😨: Did you know that only 56.9% of eligible voters actually cast a ballot in the 2016 presidential election?
😞: I don’t understand that kind of apathy after everything our parents’ generation went through to get universal suffrage in this country.
🤔: On paper, African American men gained suffrage with the 15th Amendment, but the history of African American voting rights is actually a lot more complicated than that.
Want more practice using the word ‘suffrage’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day!
Do you have five minutes? Here is a quick look at the history of voting rights in the United States! (This will be good listening practice for you, too.)
Not sure how you’re going to remember this advanced English word? Here are my top 10 tips for how to remember hard vocabulary words! 👊🙂
Are you interested in learning more political vocabulary? Check out this post I wrote for Purland Training to learn 9 political idioms in American English!
Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary