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amoeba

view main entry for amoeba noun  /əˈmiːbə/
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amoebic

  /əˈmiːbɪk/ adjective
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rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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speak human

(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

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