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essay

es·say

essay

 
 
pronunciation:
e seI
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part of speech: noun
definition: a short piece of writing that gives the writer's ideas, feelings, and opinions on a particular subject.
The assignment was to write an essay on one of the topics discussed in class.
synonyms:
article, composition, paper, theme
similar words:
critique, editorial, report
derivation: essayer (n.)
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