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From whirlpools and ravines to superlative beauty, what is the trajectory of the word gorgeous? Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel reveal the surprising variations in meaning (and what turtleneck-like fashion has to do with it).
Lesson by Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel, animation by Jessica Oreck.
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