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a euphemistic or politically acceptable catchword or phrase used instead of a blunter or less acceptable term:
The official report said the diplomats had a “frank and serious discussion”—code words for “angry argument.”
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Its often a
which when coupled with a localized context takes on a particular meaning.
He is given a
that he can use at any time to halt the process.
And that's a
for alien, someone who's determined not to fit in.
Density is fast becoming a
for justifying exclusionary zoning practices.
Shouting robbery or even better a
may help if there is some opportunity to warn someone.
to use with friends and family to let them know you are in danger.
The best way to check this out is to come up with a
that only you and your parents or another special adult know.
Consider finding a
to use as a distress signal to family members, children, and friends.
to use with your children, family and neighbors so they will know when to call the police for you.
to use with your children, family, friends and neighbors when you need the police.
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