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observation

view main entry for observationnoun  /ˌɑbzərˈveɪʃ(ə)n/ 
American English pronunciation: observationClick to listen to the pronunciation of observation

derived word

observational

adjective

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endies

Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

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