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How do you call someone who is able to learn the new technologies?

As I renovate my CV, I would like to find a word (or two) to replace this phrase: Able to learn state of art technologies So for example one would say: George is able to learn state-of-the-art ...
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What's a the word for people who make fun of themselves?

I don't mean people with low self esteem. But there are people who feel happy at being able to make other people laugh at their own expense. I remember someone telling me there is a word for them, I ...
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A word for someone who gets scared easily

I have looked online and most websites reference words such as cowardly and spooked. Those however don't seem to reflect what I am looking for. I am looking for a simple word to call someone who ...
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What is a good word that means “something we've done ourselves”?

Is there any word that describes this? For example, if I used something that I made myself and did not buy? We broke apart a dataset using a Java program that we wrote ourselves rather than calling a ...
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Someone that can work on all OSs

In my CV, I have a line that says: OSs: Windows, Mac OS X and Linux Is there a word (that a human could understand) that laconically says that I am able to work on all OSs? Example: George ...
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What's a word for not judging a person or not having preconceived notions about someone [on hold]

What's a word for not judging a person or not having preconceived notions about someone. I looking for a better word than unpresumptuous.
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'Predator' is to 'Predatory' as 'Prey' is to…?

I'm trying to find a word like 'predatory' that refers to prey instead. Looking through some physical books gave some information about the root word 'praedor', for which I found this Wikitionary ...
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The Synonym for Customer Satisfaction

Is there any word or phrase to convey the meaning of overall thought of consumers/customers about a product/company such as customer satisfaction?
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Replacement word/words for “safety” [on hold]

I'm looking to find a more accurate word/term for "safety" in the context of sharing ideas, without fear of rebuttal in environments that acknowledge its ok if you have a question Which at times will ...
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1answer
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Is there a word/phrase for when something makes you uncomfortably self-aware?

Is there a word or phrase for when something makes you think about an aspect of yourself that you would rather not think about or something you're guilty of and makes you feel very uncomfortable/...
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Term for a humorously hypocritical last sentence at the end of a lecture

At the end of a long lecture on proper behaviour by Pokémon Go players, there's a request to let the Shrine Priest know about any rare Pokémon, indicating that they're playing the game as well. Is ...
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Word similar to relief, on the tip of my tongue

I'm trying to think of a word that would be used to describe the only relief out of a bad scenario, kind of like the silver lining, of the only redeeming quality of a ln unfortunate event. Example: ...
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1answer
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Words that are both Anagrams and Synonyms

So my father and I were talking, and I commented that it is supremely satisfying that the words it's and 'tis are synonyms that have the exact same distribution of characters (they are anagrams). He ...
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What do you call torture which leaves no visible marks? [on hold]

Basically, physical torture that is painful, but, leaves no visible marks to provide any proof.
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What is the word used to descibe someone who grooms someone for future personal gain?

I have a "friend" who used to socialize with me a lot and we had a lot of fun. She'd invite me over for dinner and to parties she threw. I got really close to her, or so I thought. She has a second ...
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9answers
432 views

A word for “useful components”?

A word for “useful components”? Is there a single English noun that means something like “useful small pieces of material or machine elements that the craftsman prefers to have always at hand”? E.g. ...
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3answers
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One word for a “cheap imitation/replica of a thing”?

Suppose I bought a fake rolex watch from a flea market. If a friend ask me, "Is it really ROLEX?". What will be a good word for "cheap imitation"?
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What is the best word to describe someone who always anticipates things?

What is the best word to describe a person who always anticipates or thinks of future or possible things (occurrences) according to previous events; i.e., who extrapolates to the consequences of ...
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2answers
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What is a single-word synonym for “train of thought” that would cover exposition to someone else and internal philosophising?

I am seeking a single word to denote a character's train of connected thoughts, both when they are expounding a view or explaining something to another person and when they are analysing in their mind ...
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1answer
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Conflict state counterparts: what's a word that means to “prevent something from being created because of pre-existing object”?

I'm writing an application logging subsystem (a software component) and I have to log system conflict events. The log is structured and all of its records are just bunches of key/value pairs, where ...
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Phrase or word for doing something as a learning experience before doing it for real?

If I want to say 'I regard my first year for this bachelor degree as a try out year or a "pre-learning" year before starting again as a first year elsewhere'. What word or phrase would I use for 'try ...
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1answer
57 views

Correct word usage [on hold]

Is there a word that we use for a person who assists customers differently from their own country? The word biased comes to my mind, but not sure if it correct in this case.
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1answer
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Is there a word or expression for “pretending to have intended the outcome all along”?

Or maybe for a person who does that. I am talking about cases like someone tripping while carrying a plate and then, by sheer luck, the plate ending up on a table, with contents intact. The person ...
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What is a word for “to state facts as opinion”?

Stating opinions as facts is called dogmatism. Then what is stating facts as opinions called? example sentence: They __________ on the statistics so that the statistics fit their own agenda.
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What do you call a person who likes to dress up in an inappropriately eye-catching way? [on hold]

What do you call a person who likes to dress up in an inappropriately eye-catching way?
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1answer
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Word for “reducing the chance of” [on hold]

What's a shorter way of saying "reducing the chance/likelihood of", as in "exercise reduces the chance/likelihood of obesity"?
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Word for “someone whom the law is enforced upon”

I need a word for someone whom the law is enforced upon, any ideas? Example : Law needs to disregard the personal beliefs of the enforcers as well as the _____
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4answers
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Term for 'the thing as seen right now'

Is there an english word fitting the longer description 'the visible part of something as seen right now' or 'the thing as it can be understood as of this time'? The word 'Impression' seems to cover ...
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1answer
36 views

Is there a similar root for basting? [on hold]

Basting a turkey vs. a basting stitch in sewing. Is there a similar root, or so they just happen to end up sounding the same?
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5answers
97 views

A word that means “it only works if everyone does it”.

For example, fiat money or Facebook. Fiat money only works because the whole community accepts it. Also, Facebook only has value because all your friends are on it. I can't seem to think or find a ...
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1answer
73 views

Term for “the class of landlords”

I have heard in several spoken discussions a term (which sounds kind of French and is maybe related to the English verb "rent") for the class of landlords - people who live off renting out properties ...
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1answer
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What is the word for offering feedback in an earnest tone that is actually meant to derail?

There is a word for "earnestly" questions and giving suggestions with a hidden agenda to derail and distract from the main argument being made. I've seen it used on twitter before. I think it ...
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1answer
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What do we call a rainwater pond?

What do we call a small pond of rainwater that usually appears on the street after rainfall? Can we call them a pond?
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38 views

Common word for level and area

Suppose that a building is divided in levels (floors) which are further divided in areas. How would you them both with one word? (preferably in Australian English) Best word I could think of so far ...
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1answer
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To Step Back and synonyms

What is the word for something/somebody very popular giving its/his/her place/popularity to something/somebody new and more popular? For instance, In 1990s CDs were the most popular source of music ...
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1answer
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What is a woman with no unwanted hair (or unwanted hair removed) called? [on hold]

Women used to be very conscious about their looks. They used to remove unwanted hair in order to look good. What is a woman with no unwanted hair (or unwanted hair removed) called? Is there a single-...
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1answer
55 views

Is there a word for “ someone who hates people from their own country”? [duplicate]

A xenophobe is someone who holds a strong dislike toward people from other countries. My question is: is there a word for someone who holds a strong dislike toward people from their own country? I ...
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1answer
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A specific term used for person who studies properties of gold

Is there any word for who studies properties of gold? I think goldsmith would be inappropriate cause goldsmith is one who works on it rather having proper theoretical knowledge about it.
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What means flaw off and what means what means sense of something? [on hold]

What means sense of something and what means flaw off because I don't know.
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What means play on and fill off? [on hold]

I just want to ask what means play on and fill off because I dont't know what it means.
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1answer
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What's the word for “implying there will be a negative outcome”?

Someone just said to me "Let's do that.. and we'll see how that turns out". The tone of the voice implied that the "we'll see how that turns out" was doomed to failure and pain and that the decision ...
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2answers
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Term for a more polite word used in place of a vulgar word [duplicate]

What is the term for a polite word or phrase that is used in place of a vulgar word or phrase? "Prostitute" is a _____ for "hooker"
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1answer
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What do we call the components in names?

In a western name, you usually have a first name, some number of middle names, and a surname (family name). What is the catch-all word for these components? To give you context: I am writing a ...
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What's a verb that indicates a change from public to private?

I need this for a user-interface label on a button that changes a document's status from publicly visible to privately visible, meaning that it can thereafter only be seen by the creator and by ...
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0answers
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A word for people with work skills [on hold]

I want a word to describe generally Designers, Writers, Developers.. etc People who might and might not be working, but have the quality to work. Yet, not necessarily Professionals. Or people who ...
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1answer
63 views

One word substitution for “Pin drop silence” [on hold]

Many time we hear this phrase but I'm wondering if there exists a single word for this.
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2answers
90 views

Positive word describing something that is not high-tech?

The company where I work has developed a product that is very easy to use and that doesn't need a computer or electricity to run (in contrast to competing products). Now we are looking for a word or ...
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3answers
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Longing for a past that never was

I'm sure there's a word for this, but I don't know what it is. Specifically, the concept associated with nationalism - the glorification of a past time period as being better than the current one, ...
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3answers
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How to express a feeling beyond proud?

How to express a feeling beyond proud? For example, in the sentence: If one student is proud of knowing one thing, then a school is honoured to have thousand students who know many things Here, ...
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3answers
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Completion up until a certain point

I'm looking for a word that describes the following: "Completion up until a specific point (in percentage) because of dependency". I'm creating an Excel road map, and I want a heading for the ...