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whitewash
 n.— «It doesn’t help that her extended family—and other longtime Coloradans—call her “whitewash” for being such a success.» —“Cultural learning curve” by Elizabeth Aguilera Denver Post (Colorado) July 18, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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