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adjective
  1. 2
    pale in color, not dark

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  2. 3
    not weighing much, or weighing less than you expect

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    1. a.
      less than the correct weight

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  3. 6
    a light wind is not very strong

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    1. a.
      a light touch is very gentle

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    2. b.
      a light sound is very quiet

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  4. 7
    enjoyable and not very serious

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