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A slang word for person who is addicted to mass media promoted pop-culture

I am looking for a slang term which describes people who are all about contemporary mass media promoted pop culture: pop song charts, YouTube likes, dislikes and comments, celebrities' instagrams, ...
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What is a word for when you don't want to do something, but enjoy it when you do it?

I am trying to find a word to describe a situation where you don't want to do something, but enjoy it when you do it. For example, going to the gym, travelling a long distance to see a friend. I have ...
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Is there a term for “can be missing”?

This is for an item in a collection (like a bag), that may or may not be present. Basically, it's presence is not guaranteed, but it is valid to go search for it. Is there a term for this? Right now, ...
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Correct term for having lost (not cut) one's hair

Is bald more correct than hairless when referring to someone who has lost their hair? Dictionary.com states that bald means having little or no hair on the scalp and that hairless means ...
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Word for the concept of a perfect fit [on hold]

Is there any word to define the concept of something that fits perfectly? Like the expression "Fits like a glove" but shorter.
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Term for a legislative bill not intended to pass?

Is there a term for a bill that is introduced in a legislative body with no intent of it actually being passed, but more as a form of protest or a game of oneupmanship or legal chicken? For example, ...
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What do you call a person affected by a situation but not involved?

What do you call those students that are affected by the situation but not involved in it? For example, a student bullies a teacher and lowers the teacher's teaching effectiveness by 15%, this ...
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Term for a storyline that splits in two

Is there a term for a storyline that splits into two points of view? For example, two characters who travel together split paths and plot unfolds in two different timelines. It can probably be applied ...
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Men sweat, but women glisten. What's the equivalent for a woman for snoring?

Colloquially, we say that men sweat, but women glisten. Is there an equivalent word for describing when women snore?
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What puts “wants people to go on with their lives and not think about them” in a word?

I am writing a analysis and I feel the need for a word that means exactly that but I can't seem to find one. I would very much appreciate a word that means this. Thank you.
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What word means “not straight, white, and male”?

I'm looking for a single word that refers to the entire group of people who: identify as anything other than heterosexual OR racial identification is other than "white" OR sexual identification is ...
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How do you call someone who fits in but is still different from others? [on hold]

I am curious if there's a word for a person who apparently fits in easely but still remains different from other - he thinks differently then the mass, or has different interests than the mass and ...
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Single word for something which receives a request to do something then does it [on hold]

Is there a specific word for something or someone which receives requests to perform different tasks at a specified time, then according to the specified time (given with the task) either immediately ...
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Singular of staff

Staff can be composed of directors, employees, contractors and other contingents. Can any give me a word that will describe all of these types of people? Colleague doesn't work as that's when talking ...
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Word for judgemental attitude?

I'm tempted to use judgementality, which is for whatever reason not a word, and I don't feel like "judgement" conveys the same meaning. I was put off by his ________ towards my life choices. If ...
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Description of a Person [on hold]

What word describes someone who likes to take things in? They enjoy everything around them? Who like to take things slow?
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A person who doesn't know himself! [on hold]

I have been trying to find out the exact word for this state. What is the word for a person who doesn't know himself? All answers are appreciated :)
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Word for phrase Good for you, bad for us

There is a phrase I have heard quite a bit recently dealing with people that are leaving the department for promotions, etc. When a person leaves, it is good for them, but bad for us. It is good for ...
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What's the word for “remaining list”?

Let's suppose there is a list of tasks ordered by due date past due date change toothbrush change tyres today Go to xxx place buy xxxx remaining list(which are ...
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Mondegreens for normal speech - is there a specific word for them?

I know that the term "mondegreen" (the term used for mishearing a word, coined by author Sylvia Wright when she famously misheard a lyric in The Bonny Earl of Murray) can technically be used for any ...
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What do hotel or restaurant employees call the place at the back where tables and chairs are arranged..?

What do hotel or restaurant employees call the place at the back where tables and chairs are arranged..? It isn't a kitchen or a staff lounge but, it's a place for servers to prepare things needed ...
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What is the difference between Pharmaceutical and Medicine?

Can we use the word "pharmaceutical" exactly as same as "medicine"? For example:1-I bought too many medicines. 2-Medicines nowadays cost a lot. Can we replace the word :medicine/s" with ...
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Single word for “Someone who's in on a secret”

Is there a noun that means "someone who's in on a secret"? There are words like accomplice and co-conspirator for people who take part in clandestine activities, but I failed to find one for people ...
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Name for newly joined employees

Is there any word to indicate newly joined members in the company? I use New joinees New recruits Freshers Newly appointed. But I want the correct word.
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Word or sentence to describe a process

I am looking for a word or sentence to describe a process in formal terms. A process that is not an "Automated process" or "Manual Process" but somewhere in between. A word or sentence if you must, ...
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Word for a book that describes translations

I am looking for a word that is used to describe a book that contains one-to-one translations of words from one language to another. For example, a chinese-english dictionary is one of these types of ...
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2answers
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What do you call someone moving arms and legs around much?

I'm trying to find a word or short description for someone who... ...May well wave their arms and legs around, but not in a clumsy, clowny way, not randomly, not without a purpose. ...Is not afraid ...
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Is there a word that means “to rotate into the correct position”?

Say you have a rocket in the incorrect orientation, and it moves into the correct orientation, what is a word instead of moves that describes what the rocket did?
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Aggregator and Forwarder

Is there any single word for something who "aggregate and forward"? I have a program which collect logs from all machines and then forwards/feeds it to various other components. I want to name this ...
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“Butcher shops” sell meat products, what is the name of a shop that sells cheese and ice cream?

I'm a native English speaker in the U.S. Recently I visited the place where my local university processes dairy into various cheeses and ice cream. These are sold in a small store/shop on campus. ...
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One word to refer to live streams and videos? [on hold]

How would you refer to internet live streams and videos in one word? Thanks in advance
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Word to describe people engaged in “credit card fraud”

I find the word "fraudster" a little bit silly-sounding when used in a serious context. Do there exist any synonyms that are more usable in professional discussions of fraud? I'm mostly interested ...
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Small or little question

A question for which the asker does not know the answer. But for the answerer is very easy because he is very familiar with the issue, or has the information at hand. (Of course, we can call it an ...
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“Giver of false hope” translation?

The term "PHP" (no, not the programming language) stands for pemberi harapan palsu which roughly means giver of false hope in English. An example of usage would be: "Sialan lo, PHP ya! Katanya mau ...
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Word for knowing what one wants to do, but not knowing how to do it [on hold]

I often imagine my dream softwares, but I do not know how to program them into reality. What words, that are more fitting than impotent and ignorant, are there for a practical, non-verbal "tip of the ...
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English equivalent for “matrimonial bed”

I just heard that some romance languages (e.g., Spanish and Italian) use a word that translates directly as "matrimonial bed" and basically means a queen- or king- sized, as far as I can tell. Does ...
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Theatrical Term Describing Technicians and Ensemble

I am making a program for the school musical coming up. On the inside of it, I have the left-hand part of the page as the cast. On the right-hand side, I have the technicians and the ensemble (people ...
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Fun + Challenging =?

I am looking for a single word that can be used to describe an activity (e.g., work or studies) that is both “fun” and “challenging”. Words I have tried include “intriguing”, “fascinating”, ...
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What do you call the process of processing data before triggering an event? [on hold]

If I have a process below in an Event-Oriented System, Pub-Sub System, or etc: Receive Input -> Process Data -> Decide if to Trigger Event -> Trigger Event what word or process can I call ...
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Possible context of “underpinning”

I wonder, if I might use the word: 'underpinning' in the context of technologies. Looking for examples, I usually only find it in the context of theories and arguments. Example: "MIMO is ...
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One word for 'something that can be overlooked' [on hold]

I am looking for a single word for something that can be overlooked. Does a word like 'overlookable' exist? Google throws up only Urban Dictionary or Wiktionary suggestions which I suppose are not ...
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One Word : What do you call who chill / relax a lot? [on hold]

I need one word for people who chill / party / relax / play games / travel and just chill most of the time. Some Word like 'Freizeit' , but it needs to be used as a noun for persons (eg, traveller, a ...
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Non-sexual term for spread-eagle

This word is just not coming to mind. The closest I can think of are "arms and legs asunder" but that conjures up some pretty graphic and unintended imagery. Same with spread-eagle which is the first ...
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Name for a groom, in relation to the best man

I'm the best man in a wedding, in a wedding with a groom. However this has lead to an odd conundrum. The groom can refer to me as his best man, however I am unsure of the term I can use for him. He ...
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What do you think about this character flaw? [closed]

What is the character trait of a person who wants money or material things before showing interest in another, but interest wanes when the rewards cease?
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Is there any all-purpose opposite for “in person”?

I'm looking for a term or single word that can be used as the opposite of "in person" in situations we might be involved in a given activity without our direct (physical) presence, like: Taking ...
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What is the word for the face of a mountain or a huge rock that rhymes with edifice?

I think it kind of rhymes with 'edifice' or *'Irifice' or something. Can someone give me a word for the face of a mountainous brown rock?
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Word for confusing two objects & their respective uses

I want to think there is a word for when one accidentally uses one tool in the place of another and vice versa, such as with someone using their straw to eat cereal and their spoon in the milk, or ...
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Tip of my Tongue: some word that means fear out of respect

So I'm looking for some word that means to fear someone out of respect. I feel like the mafia comes to mind? Or something of the kind. For example, someone excelling in an area, and demanding(?) ...
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What word describes someone who does something to you but claims it is you doing it to them [closed]

My wife is taking a former employer to an employment tribunal as she has been harassed on social media by at least one of their employees. This stalking and harassment has caused her great distress. ...