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Words used in the names of buildings

centre

noun

used in the names of some buildings or organizations

Court

noun

used in the names of large houses or blocks of flats

great

adjective

used in the names of buildings, rooms, or features of geography that are very large and impressive

hall

noun

used in the names of some large public buildings

hall

noun

used in the names of some large old houses

House

noun

used in the names of buildings, especially large ones containing many offices or flats

the

determiner

used before the names of large public buildings

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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drive-by handshake

a brief handshake that is made without pausing or making eye contact, because you are upset or angry

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