[ pree-rahy-ting ]
/ ˈpriˌraɪ tɪŋ /


preparatory work for a piece of writing, as idea formulation, an outline, or research.


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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.

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