a concentrated attempt to gain favour or respectability by conspicuously cooperative or obliging behaviour
All Of These Words Are Offensive (But Only Sometimes)English is confusing. And, many words have multiple meanings (and those meanings can be both good and bad), but as long as we're all trying to use these words in the kindest and best ways we can, that's all that matters.
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- charm quark,
- charm school,
- charm the pants off,
- charmed circle
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