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The answer PAINT is common and appears about once every 350 puzzles.

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PAINT as a noun:

1. a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating
2. (key, paint) = (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court; "he hit a jump shot from the top of the key"; "he dominates play in the paint"
3. (rouge, paint, blusher) = makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks

PAINT as a verb:

1. make a painting; "he painted all day in the garden"; "He painted a painting of the garden"
2. apply paint to; coat with paint; "We painted the rooms yellow"
3. make a painting of; "He painted his mistress many times"
4. apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil