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8 obscure words for bodily harm
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The awkward case of 'his or her'
'sexual desire or attraction...not limited to a particular gender identity or sexual orientation'
'an organism living in symbiosis'
'faker or fraud'
'a person of low moral character'
'government by the worst people'
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to treat with excessive attention
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