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a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance
Belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part
a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action
tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
full of (unpleasant things such as problems or dangers):
Writing about science at a popular level is a task fraught with difficulty.
not specific to any particular thing
Jazz is a generic term for a wide range of different styles of music.
a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.
• a mental condition in which fantasy dominates over reality, as a symptom of schizophrenia and other disorders.
refuse to sponsor, a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
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