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1‘it was unclear how much fluid had leaked out’
uncertain, unsure, unsettled, up in the air, debatable, open to question, in doubt, doubtful, unpredictable, unforeseeable, incalculable, speculative
ambiguous, inexact, imprecise, inexplicit, ill-defined, equivocal, indefinite, vague, abstruse, puzzling, perplexing, mysterious, arcane, cryptic, obscure, confused, confusing, hazy, misty, foggy, fogged, clouded, lacking definition, nebulous
informal iffy, dicey
British informal dodgy
clear, evident, certain
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.