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pepper

verb

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1 to cover by or as if by scattering something over or on
  • pepper the costume with flecks of glitter

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2 to mark with small spots especially unevenly
  • spilled flour peppered the kitchen floor

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The first known use of pepper was before the 12th century

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“Pepper.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pepper. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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