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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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chameleoncha‧me‧le‧on /kəˈmiːliən/ noun [countable]  1 HBAa lizard that can change its colour to match the colours around it2 CHANGE FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHERsomeone who changes their ideas, behaviour etc to fit different situations
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chameleonPutting a chameleon on a mirror seemed a simple enough experiment that I thought that even a writer could perform it.She began to shed the brilliant borrowed chameleon plumage, she wanted to let Lucy in.A lime-green chameleon, stretching from fence to shrub in torpid motion, beguiled us.He has been a nimble chameleon, bending with every turn in Whitehall attitudes to education.The Congressman has a reputation as a political chameleon.The chameleon responds to the image it has generated, just as the shrimp responds to the atmosphere it has generated.
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