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1‘Warsaw is the capital of Poland’
first city, most important city, seat of government, centre of administration
2‘by 1977 he had amassed enough capital to pull off the property deal of the century’
money, funds, the wherewithal, the means, assets, wealth, resources, reserves, deep pockets, stock, principal
working capital, investment capital
informal dough, bread, loot, the ready, readies, shekels, moolah, the necessary, wad, boodle, dibs, gelt, ducats, rhino, gravy, scratch, stuff, oof
British informal dosh, brass, lolly, spondulicks, wonga, ackers
North American informal dinero, greenbacks, simoleons, bucks, jack, mazuma
NZ Australian informal Oscar
informal, dated splosh, green, tin
British dated l.s.d.
North American informal, dated kale, rocks, shinplasters
3‘he wrote the name in capitals’
capital letter, upper-case letter, block capital
technical uncial, uncial letter, majuscule letter
technical uncial, majuscule
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