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{n: caress} a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)
"he showered her with caresses"
"soft music was a fond caress"
"the caresses of the breeze played over his face"



{n: music, medicine} punishment for one's actions
"you have to face the music"
"take your medicine"

{v: face the music, carry-the can} accept the unpleasant consequences of one's actions


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