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General words for life

life

noun

the period of time from someone’s birth until their death

lifespan

noun

the length of time that a person or animal lives or is expected to live

lifetime

noun

the period of time when someone is alive

universe

noun

someone’s life

life expectancy

noun

the length of time that someone is likely to live

things

noun

used for talking about life in a general way

thing

noun

an aspect of life

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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decrepit

old and no longer in good condition

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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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