Learning English Phrases Everyday(30)

1. controversial

Today we are going to learn “controversial”. It means causing a lot of disagreement, because many people have strong opinions about the subject being discussed.
(1) I realize my saying this is controversial and differs from what we hear from mainstream news sources.
(2) Sebastian Gorka, a controversial security adviser to President Trump, will be leaving the White House.

2. markedly

Another word is “markedly”. It means in a clearly noticeable manner.
(1) The relations between our two countries have improved markedly in every aspect.
(2) The number of migrants crossing into the U.S. has dropped markedly since President Trump took office.

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