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(Fewer), adjective a decreased number, a limited number, a reduced number, a restricted number of, a smaller number, cutback, diluted, diminished, fewer, hardly any, in decline, lessened, lesser, limited, little, minus, not as many, not as much, pared down, reduced, slighter, smaller
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(Inferior), adjective attenuated, belittled, beneath, circumscribed, cutback, declined, decreased, deficient, deflated, depressed, diluted, dissipated, dropped, eroded, fallen, in decline, inferior, insignificant, junior, lessened, lesser, lower, lowered, mediocre, minimized, minor, pared down, reduced, scaled-down, secondary, subordinate, watered-down, weakened
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4am - 20mph gusts, clear, less than 5% chance of rain, 15C
6pm - 24mph gusts, cloudy, less than 5% chance of rain, 18C
7pm - 25mph gusts, sunny, less than 5% chance of rain, 18C
Extra Lean: less than 5 grams of fat, less than 2 grams of saturated fat, and less than 95 mg of cholesterol.
The bottom line: For individual foods, ignore "lean" and "extra lean" if you can find similar foods that are "low-fat" and "low-in-saturated-fat." For meals and main dishes, look for no more than 2 grams of fat and less than 1 gram of saturated fat for every 100 calories.