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with a clear meaning
clear and with only one possible meaning
having a special meaning that only some people understand
clearly shown or explained
full of meaning or possibilities that have not yet happened or been expressed
representing something important
used or considered as a symbol
expressed in ways that do not use words, for example by the look on your face or the sound of your voice
relating to an action that you perform by saying something, for example when you threaten or warn someone, or when you promise to do something for them
showing or suggesting the truth about a situation, often in a way that was not intended
a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck
the score in tennis when both players have 40 points
(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people
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