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Meaning of snobbishly

I'm reading The great gatsby book and in the second page it says: As my father snobbishly suggested, and I snobbishly repeat a sense of the fundamental decencies is parcelled out unequally at ...
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Proud by thinking that one cannot be surprised by what others know

I would like one word for "proud by thinking that one cannot be surprised by what others know". Arrogant is explained as "having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or ...
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Generalization of strengthens and weakens

I would like one word for "affects in intensity" which is loosely a generalization of strengthens and weakens. Examples: The brew method affects in intensity its level of acidity. The number of ...
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Word for “percentage of elements changed”

I have a table that shows the number of elements added, deleted, and changed in a graph. I'm calling the sum of additions + deletions + changes the "differences." I also want to include a column ...
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What do you call those fenced grassy areas that people own in the countryside?

Example: I thought of fenced plot, land lot but I'm not sure. They are usually used for farming or raising livestock. But sometimes for nothing at all.
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How do you call a person who conducts seminar - workshops?

If a resource speaker or a guest speaker is someone who makes usually formal public speeches; a trainer is someone who trains, how about someone who conducts seminar workshops?
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Single word for company's internal solution?

What word can define an internal solution created within company in contrast to the "external" solutions? Something like "home-made", but more formal and reffering to a company.
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Word to define a person who often uses others money for his/her comfort? [duplicate]

Single word that defines a person who always lives on others money.
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Term for intentionally blanking or blurring parts of images or videos

Names or other sensitive information in an official document, or in a previously secret document now made public, are often deleted to protect the privacy of the individuals. It's usually done ...
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What's the meaning of “Bueller” as a joke? [on hold]

Somewhere on the internet I've read about a guy ordering a coffee in the name of "Bueller". Apparently, the cashier called out that name repeatedly. I've looked up the term but it gave me no clue as ...
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Is there a single word for “Evoking Ambivalence”?

Is there a single adjective to describe something that causes one to feel ambivalence? For example, in the context of the exchange below, is there a single-word response Bob could give that would ...
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Single word for a person who is addicted of using internet [duplicate]

I want to know a single word for a person who is greatly addicted of using internet. Please don't answer the word internetmaniac. I already have this one.
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What two words best describe these features?

I am in the middle of developing an app. I'm having some trouble trying to decide the best usage for two features in particular. I know what both of these words mean, but I am becoming increasingly ...
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A word for saying things indirectly because you do not know the correct word

Is there a word that describes the act, common of language learners, of using a cumbersome way to say something because they do not know a concise word (almost like I am doing here...). For example: ...
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Expression for a “smiling face tiger”

The Chinese expression "smiling face tiger" (笑面虎) is defined in English at one website as "an outwardly kind but inwardly cruel person". More broadly it doesn't need to refer to someone who is ...
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a single, fairly sophisticated word that describes one's desire to be unique

Or honestly, desire to be any particular trait, specifically one trait (ex. Wanderlust: the desire to travel and experience the world.) I'm not looking for any sort of contextual consistency here. ...
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A sign that is still up after it no longer applies

What is the word to describe the following situation: There is a sign up warning people not to do something, but it has been up so long I think it no longer applies, but I'm going to follow it anyway. ...
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Word For “People You Are Following”

I'm developing an app with "following" functionality similar to Twitter, where you can follow someone to see their updates, but it doesn't have to be a mutual "friend" situation like Facebook. My ...
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Lobbyist's Counterpart

A lobbyist is a person tries to influence the votes of legislators on behalf of a special interest. What would the correct term be for the legislators being lobbied? Lobbyee might be a logical ...
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What would you call a list of parts in a single word

What is a single word to describe a list of parts, tools, and instructions to be assembled later to form an object. Examples: Bag of parts/tools/instructions for a DIY crib A group of parameters to be ...
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Idiom/word for someone who kowtows to his superiors and kicks his subordinates

Apparently, a "bicycle rider" is "a current German idiom for someone who kowtows to his superiors and kicks his subordinates". (Source: Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem.) Any similar expression ...
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One word for “change of requirements”? [on hold]

In software or in Any Industry the change of requirements is often seen. Is there a particular single word that can describe the "change of/in requirements". Apart form updation, editing, amendment ...
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Single word which means 'suffix' or 'prefix'

I would like to get a single word which means suffix or prefix. I am creating a database table, which has columns - 'suffix' and 'prefix.' I would like to name the table in such a way that on seeing ...
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Word or phrase for a story that takes place over several years

What word or phrase should be used to describe a story that takes place over a long period of time (e.g. a few years, a few decades, etc.)? For example, Gabriel García Márquez's famous novel One ...
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Is there an equivalent of “reverie” where one is lost in unpleasant thoughts?

To say "the noise outside shook her from her reverie" implies she was lost in pleasant daydreams. What if she was lost in worry or unpleasant thoughts? Is there an equivalent term (single word or ...
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Business meeting jargon- a “walkthrough” of a document

I'm writing a document and I need to discuss sessions during which one party presents a document and walks the other party through the document, reading each sentence out loud, asking for any comments ...
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What’s one word that means “worth visualizing” or “worthy of visualization”?

I’d like to find a way to explain in just one single word (it can be a neologism) that something will be so awesomely good-looking that it’s “worth visualizing”, that it is “worthy of visualization”. ...
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Is there an adjectival form for “good etiquette”?

For example, when we say someone has good courtesy, we can say they are courteous. Is there an analogous word for having good etiquette?
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Appropriate word for a young person who behaves like a cynical old person?

What is an appropriate term for a young person (child, or teenager) whose words and actions mimic that of a much older person from a previous generation? Such a youngster would demonstrate strong ...
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Appropriate word for internet name of a person

What is the appropriate word or phrase which means the internet name of a person. I mean the nickname that a person uses in almost all places on the internet like blog, IRC, forums, mailing lists etc. ...
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Is there any other word for “thumbs up thumbs down”?

I am working on my college project, which is a kind of product review/feedback website. In this many users can give their comments and opinion, and like or dislike the product. I'm very confused what ...
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One who never attends public meetings [on hold]

There is an actor who never attends any public meetings or award functions. What to call such a person?
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Art and Culture are to “Philistine” as Feeling and Compassion are to what?

I'm looking for a noun to embody the adjectives "unfeeling" and "heartless" the same way Philistine embodies "uncivilized" and "crude". I'm looking for something a bit more tactful than say, "a ...
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“Tear(drop)” synonyms

I've been looking for the synonyms (especially poetic ones) referring to the nouns "tear" and "tear-drop". Unfortunately, there wasn't much for me to find. I've found two, poetic ones - "brine" and ...
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When you run a program for the first time, is it after the first “run”, “launch”, or “execution” of that program? [on hold]

I’m slowly writing my thesis and I’ve encountered an issue where I need to say that certain settings must be set when the software starts for the first time. Which of these things would I therefore ...
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A word for “similarity to reality”? [duplicate]

I am looking for a single word which means "looking like a real thing" or similarity to reality for the post which I am about to write. Example: One of the prominent reason why Nolan's Batman Trilogy ...
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The comfort which one hath of her husband

According to an article published on quizlet.com, titled 'The most difficult and unbelievable word of the OED' (which I dont have access to), levament means "The comfort which one hath of his wife". ...
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A word for killing a cousin

Almost every type of killing can be described in a single word such as suicide, parricide, genocide, etc. Is there such a term for killing a cousin specifically?
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Better term for “intellectual jokes”

What can you call a joke, pun, or anything funny that likely needs intelligence to get? All I can come up with is intellectual jokes; is there another word for this? A one-word answer would be great. ...
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Is there a word to describe the positioning of words directly below other words, as in translations

I was hoping to use a word to say that in a song lyric, the translation of the original language appears directly below the original language throughout the song, without having to say all that. I ...
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Describing a group of people who lie down in a public place to send a political message

I was walking through the square, and I came upon a group of people all lying on the ground. Each had a printout on their chest with a political message, and nobody was moving. What word or phrase ...
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Is there a verb meaning “to make similar”?

I'm attempting to document a change that will make two things more congruent. I'd like to use a word in this way: This change [makes similar] the two items. The best I've been able to find ...
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Is there a term for 'Disregarding a persons opinion/argument because they haven't experienced it.'? [closed]

So today I was talking to some people at work about the health issues surrounding cigarettes and marijuana. I have no problem with either of those things but when people say there are absolutely no ...
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A word or phrase for 'Holy grail' (a goal impossible to achieve)

I am looking for a word or phrase that means "a long sought out goal that seems impossible to achieve" but without any religious connotations. Any suggestions? My intended usage is as follows: ...
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A word or idiom for a religion which gets blamed for a single person's misguided activity [closed]

The title is self-explanatory. Thanks for any help you are being able to provide.
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What word means being forced to agree or accept?

How to say something like I am forced to agree or accept the situation in one word? I believe there is a precise word to express this.
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What name would you give to data about a person's illnesses, ailments, diseases and medical condition?

What term would you ascribe to the record of a person's illnesses, diseases and medical condition? Clarification The thing I am trying to describe is simply the record of, or data that reflects on ...
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Any term for someone who pretends to be neutral

Is there any term for someone who pretends to be neutral (in discussion), but in fact supports one of sides?
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Idiom or word for a very heavy thing

There is an idiom in Turkish for describing very heavy things: "Heavy like a dead donkey" (Eşek ölüsü gibi ağır). In English, there is a dead weight but it is not quite similar. Also, it has two ...
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Are there any English one-word equivalents for “je ne sais quoi”?

Wiktionary defines je ne sais quoi as An intangible quality that makes something distinctive or attractive. She has a certain je ne sais quoi about her. Is there a single-word equivalent?