a preview, esp of an art exhibition, for specially invited guests
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Intrusive vs. ObtrusiveThe meanings and sounds of both words are close enough that it can be easy to confuse them. Some thesauruses present the words as synonyms, but there are a few subtle distinctions between them.
- private school,
- private secretary,
- private sector,
- private treaty,
- private trust,
- private viewdata,
- private-equity company,
- private-line car,
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