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“Upper-case” is to “capital” as “lowercase” is to what?

Is there a corresponding word to go with capital to mean lower-case?
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What's the adjective form of “sauce” as “salty” is to “salt”?

Saucy has a totally different meaning. When I describe food having too much sauce, I would like to use an adjective, however salty is not really applicable here.
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An International English Olympiad question

I had recently appeared for an English Olympiad, and this particular question confused me: Q) Choose the odd pair: A. cat:feline B. monkey:simian C. horse:stallion D. cow:bovine Now, the ...
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What is the verb used to indicate that you have travelled from point A to B by motorboat?

Please consider the following and fill in the blank. This has driven me crazy ever since I moved to florida. How would somebody say the travel often by a boat without any sails. I drove from New ...
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“Gentleman” is to “male” as what is to “female”?

For males, it's gentleman; and for females?
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“Benefit” is to “pro” as what is to “con”?

What word would best suit this analogy?
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Word for referring to the arts of the carpenter

You can say "sartorial" to mean "of or pertaining to tailors of their trade." Is there an equivalent for carpenters?
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Is “plantingly” an adverb?

Is plantingly an adverb form of plant? Can you give me a example sentence? Edit: This use of plantingly came from the following quote: Firstly I [would like] to thank you for taking the time from ...
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“omni”-prefixed word for “all-hearing”

Is there an adjective that begins with the prefix omni that means all-hearing? I thought that an aural counterpart to omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient must exist, but after a few minutes of ...
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If ‘pronunciation’ pairs with ‘sound’, which word should ‘spelling’ pair with?

If pronunciation pairs with sound, which word should spelling pair with?
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'Eat' is to 'feed' as 'wear' is to…?

To eat is like to feed to yourself; is there a similar word for to wear? For example, I wear pants, but when I do the same activity to another person, what is the word? Also, is there a name for such ...
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'less' is to 'fewer' as 'more' is to what?

This question is related to the previous one on less-vs-fewer. I prefer using fewer instead of less when referring to discrete items. Something sounds off about less than ten people, in my opinion. ...
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“Visualized” equivalent adjective for audio

Are there such words as "audiolized" or "audibilized"? EDIT: Merriam-Webster has the word Audibilized indexed with no definition! What I was trying to achieve was to say that something is an ...
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If the result of creating is creation

then what is the result of getting?