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adjective
  1. 3
    likely to happen soon or to do something soon

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  2. 9
    spoken nearly correct

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  3. 13
    a close haircut or shave is very short and almost to the level of the skin

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  4. 14
    protected, watched, or guarded in a very careful and strict way

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  5. 16
    not willing to spend your money or give any to anyone

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hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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