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oblique

view main entry for obliqueadjective  /oʊˈblik/
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obliquely

adverb

obliqueness

noun [uncountable]
obliqueness noun [uncountable]Being careful about what you say: imply, get at, convey, hedge, obliqueness, evade, skirt, parry, intimate, mince (your) words

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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very unpleasant or dirty

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dead white (European) male

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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