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Near East

  

      n  
1       another term for the       Middle East  
2    (formerly) the Balkan States and the area of the Ottoman Empire  
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exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
adj.
[arch.] near in space, time or relation, almost (followed by: upon)
"nigh upon" is even stronger in keeping with an antiquated, even biblical style. "The end of the world is nigh upon us"
adj.
Of, relating to, or occurring on or near the surface of the earth. Eg.: a surficial geologic deposit.
surf(ace) + (superf)icial
n.
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
n.
term used to reffer to a person that thinks the end of the world is near
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