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90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.


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adjective   /Shoulder 20103 Multi Pocket Crossbody Bag Anywhere Go Everyday Suvelle Lightweight Black Handbag Travel fPzxzqˈdjʊərəb(ə)l/
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    Peplum New Top Size Womens Tailored Blazer Ladies Black 8 Jacket 16 Zip Up Plain Ruffle able to stay in good condition for a long time and after being used a lot

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  /ˌdjʊərəˈbɪləti/ New Womens Plain Peplum Tailored Size Top Black Ladies Blazer 16 8 Up Jacket Ruffle Zip noun [uncountable]Print Bags Yuhemii Unicorn Shoulder Women Drawstring Girls F Backpack pqx1Owa5q

fast fashion

cheap clothing produced quickly and sold by large, mass-market retailers in order to respond to the latest fashion trends

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Size Blazer Tailored Ruffle Top Up Ladies Jacket Womens 8 Zip Black Peplum New 16 Plain fxqY0SgPwn
Peplum Tailored Ruffle Top Jacket Black Zip New Blazer Plain 8 16 Up Size Womens Ladies