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Less and not as much

less

adverb

used for referring to an amount that is smaller than another amount, smaller than before, or smaller than you expected

under

adverb

less than a particular amount, or younger than a particular age

least

adjective

used for saying that someone or something has less of a particular quality than anyone or anything else

below

adverb

less than a certain number, amount, or level

not

adverb

used before a distance, length of time, amount etc to say that something is less than that amount

nowhere/not anywhere near

not nearly

the next best/largest/smallest etc

one that is almost as good/large/small etc as another one that you are mentioning

less and less

gradually getting smaller in amount or degree

least

adjective

used for saying that someone or something does something less often or to a smaller degree than anyone or anything else

least

adjective

used for mentioning that something happens less often or to a smaller degree than at any other time

SOLE

… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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bankster

a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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