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vein

noun [S or U] (MOOD)    /veɪn/
a style or a temporary mood: The opening scene is very violent, and the rest of the film continues in (a) similar vein. After laughing over the photo, they began to talk in (a) more serious vein about the damaging effect it could have on his career.Ways of achieving things
(Definition of vein noun (MOOD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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