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archaeological

view main entry for archaeologicaladjective  /ˌɑrkiəˈlɑdʒɪk(ə)l/
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archaeologically

  /ˌɑrkiəˈlɑdʒɪk(ə)li/  adverb
American English pronunciation: archaeologicallyClick to listen to the pronunciation of archaeologically

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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