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: a bad result
He was able to stop taking the drug with no ill effects.
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alleviating pain or harshness
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How a folk song became a term of derision.
Sorry, not sorry
The participle made famous by Elvis
A not-so-sarcastic history
And is one way more correct than the others?
The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary.
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
The awkward case of 'his or her'
A quiz in common time.
Build a chain of words by adding one letter at a time.