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Parts of combinations and mixtures

complement

noun

something that combines well with something else

constituent

noun

one of the parts that form something when they combine

ingredient

noun

one of the substances that are combined to make something. The active ingredient of a drug or medicine is the thing that makes it effective

make-up

noun

the people or things that combine to form a single group or whole

match

noun

a thing that forms an attractive combination with something else

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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skanky

very unpleasant or dirty

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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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