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Skrike, lachryme, and water-cart: the language of crying

 

Crying is one of the first things that any of us do in our lives. It tends to happen again at the most important moments…

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Pronunciation: ˈnoisəm
adjective
having an extremely offensive smell

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Definitely versus defiantly – is there a difference?

 

The simple answer to that question: yes, there's definitely a distinction between these words, but it's most unlikely that…