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Friends and acquaintances

bestie

noun

someone’s bestie is their best friend

BFF

abbreviation

best friend(s) forever: used in social media to refer to a very close friend

friend

noun

someone you know well and like, but who is not a member of your family

acquaintance

noun

someone you know a little, who is not a close friend

companion

noun

a friend or pet that you spend a lot of time with

mate

noun

a friend

pal

noun

a friend

chum

noun

a close friend

girlfriend

noun

a female friend of a woman

confidante

noun

a woman who you trust and can discuss your secrets and private feelings with

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

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chimera

a plan or course of action that is not possible to achieve

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flat design

a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple styles

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