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aspro

/ (ˈæsprəʊ) /
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noun plural -pros

Australian informal an associate professor at an academic institution

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Word Origin for aspro

C20: from as (sociate) + pro (fessor)
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Example sentences from the Web for aspro

  • Manrico's reply is couched in a bold, martial air, "Mal reggendo all'aspro assalto" (Ill sustaining the furious encounter).

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