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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

wingman

noun

a man who helps and supports another man

friends

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

free-from

used to describe foods which don't contain ingredients such as wheat, dairy products etc …

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animated

lively or active

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red market

the buying and selling of human organs

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