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universal

view main entry for universal adjective  /ˌjuːnɪˈvɜː(r)s(ə)l/
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universality

  /ˌjuːnɪvɜː(r)ˈsæləti/ noun [uncountable]
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universally

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freshet

a rise in the level of a stream or river

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