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a long piece of writing that is the final part of an advanced university degree
a long piece of writing on a particular subject that you do as part of a university degree
a short piece of writing on a particular subject that is published in a book, magazine, or newspaper
a formal piece of writing, or a short book on a particular subject
a piece of writing that expresses serious thoughts on a particular subject
a piece of writing or a talk on an academic subject
a piece of writing about an important or serious subject
a careful written examination of a subject that includes the writer’s opinions
a piece of writing such as a book or play that you study for an examination or for research
… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally
a large expensive boat that is used for racing or sailing
spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles
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