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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

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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'In' and 'among' of the title of a manuscript, which is appropriate?

I'm writing a manuscript for a medical journal, but I have trouble giving a title of it. The article looks into the effect (severe perineal injury) of episiotomy (a procedure done when delivering a ...
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One word for 'something that can be overlooked'

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.
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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? [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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. ...
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What is a word for over-celebrating?

I am looking for a word similar to pompous or haughty. I thought of it for a while, and could not find a word that fit that description. It's also similar to tooting your own horn too much.
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Dynamic Society [on hold]

Is there a single word that describes Dynamic Society? Something like 'Dynasociety'? That's a self created word, but I was thinking, if the word itself does not exist, are there any rules in creating ...
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What's the word to describe someone who is trying to appear dumber than they actually are? [duplicate]

What would describe someone who puts on a façade of stupidity, but is actually much smarter than they appear? I would say that this is the oppposite of pretentious. I have looked all over the web and ...
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What is an appropriate one word replacement for the word “spam”?

Oxford Dictionary defines spam as: Irrelevant or unsolicited messages sent over the Internet, typically to large numbers of users, for the purposes of advertising, phishing, spreading malware, ...
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Unpredictable person

What is an adjective that describes a person who is unpredictable in a negative or potentially dangerous way? I keep thinking "volatile," but I'm looking for a word more cohesive with the description ...
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Is there a negative word for an overt display of emotion?

I recently discovered a friend who always believed that cheesy, corny and tacky meant (to use their words) a "pornographic display of emotion". As in: The end of a TV show where that Dad says to the ...
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Is there a word for “false accuser”?

Say I robbed you which makes you angry and then I blame you for being angry even though I caused it. So in a sense I'm accusing you falsely and making you a scapegoat. Is there a single word for what ...
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What's another way of saying “interested in”? [on hold]

What's another way of saying "interested in"? In my cover letter, I want to say "i am interested in this position..." but I have already used the word "interested" and I want to use another word to ...
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Term for: Simultaneous rare experience/occurrence

I'm talking about a situation where I hear a word, phrase, or telling of an actual experience from one source (e.g., a friend's mouth), and almost immediately hear the exact same word or phrase from a ...
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A single word to describe a young, successful team or organization [on hold]

My kid's youth soccer club (let's call it Team A) is merging with another club (Team B). I am working on a website banner to announce the merger. Team A has been around for over 40 years and quite ...
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Is there a word for when you run into someone and both of you try to avoid each other and fail, repeatedly? [duplicate]

It has most certainly happened to all of us at least once: Two people walking along the same narrow pathway in opposite directions walk into each other. There is room for both to pass each other, ...
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Is there a word for “a person from another race”?

I am searching for a word that means ‘of another race’ to be used in context of a sentence such as "She was deeply protective to her [of other race], foster children." "They shunned the ...
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1answer
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English reference to a work colleague [on hold]

What do you call someone who does not delegate and tries to do everything themselves
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An adjective for the condition of a used brush

What adjective best describes the weariness and disarrangement that starts to show in your toothbrush when you've used it for some time? Nothing severe; just a little out of shape: It doesn't have ...
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One word noun for a person that is always seeking the truth? [on hold]

Could the word "dogmatic" be used as a noun meaning "a person that is always seeking the truth?" For example, is it valid to say that "Dogmatics had failed at truth seeking"? I am trying to understand ...
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What is a word to describe an action that was not prompted by any special/specific occasion?

For example, you might give a birthday gift or a wedding gift, but a gift that wasn't one of those might be a ______ gift.
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word for sleep-deprived frustration

I'm keenly aware of the feeling - the anger or shortened fuse that comes with lack of sleep. I can't figure out a word for expressing it though... Any suggestions?
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What do you call that annoying toddler that whines about everything?

You know that kid you see in a supermarket with his/her mom, and the kid is all like: "I don't like that", and starts to scream? What is a good word or slang term for that?
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Synonym of 'kangaroo court'

From legal-dictionary.com, kangaroo court is defined as such: [Slang of U.S. origin.] An unfair, biased, or hasty judicial proceeding that ends in a harsh punishment; an unauthorized trial ...
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Is there a word or phrase for this kind of visitation-oriented room?

Let me give two examples: Bank You are a customer in a bank office making a loan. The room might look like a regular office, but really this part of the office is very limited. This part of the ...
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Beneficaries? Meaning (so not beneficiaries!)? [closed]

Wat is the meaning of the word beneficaries (not beneficiaries!)? Dictionaries are no help here.
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What is a layman's term for "uniform distribution [closed]

I'm creating an implementation of a Lindenmayer system (L-system) in the Clojure programming language and I'm trying to figure out a name for a utility function which takes a number of arguments and ...
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Is there a nice phrase for 'flaw in the process'? [closed]

Is there a nice phrase for conveying the meaning that 'flaw in the process'?
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A word for “love of metaphor”?

Does there exist an adjective that can be used to describe someone with a love for metaphors, metaphorical language, and/or symbolis?
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Is there a word that's used to describe when a person takes the words of someone else's and says the exact opposite for comedic effect?

On YouTube, in the comment section of a video, there was an argument and one person in the argument kept saying they "parodied" a sentence in the original comment. But instead of mimicking and ...
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What words can express the act of sharing in a collective sense, as opposed to a distributive sense

I would like words or very concise statements that express the act of working together and sharing items/resources to a common location for the benefit of a group of people that the items are being ...
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How to differentiate meanings of “awesome”? [on hold]

I often use the literal ("old?") meaning of "awesome" in an equivocation: I smell awesome right now. Then they say: No, you smell terrible. And the punchline comes: I'm using the ...
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What's a word that captures the sentiment of “inside looking outwards”?

I'm attempting to title a paper I'm writing about the traditions of a certain group of people; and my analysis is focused on what these traditions mean to them, and how they see others interpret their ...
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what's the word when you feel like [duplicate]

I'm trying to find the word that best describes the feeling when you feel like you're experiencing the same thing someone else has actually experienced?
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The amount of members of each network {} not comparable [duplicate]

I would say the amount of members of each network are not comparable. But MicrosoftWord says it is "is not comparable" What is right?
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Ignoring God or lack of worship [closed]

Is there a single word for the act of a believer temporarily ignoring, or failing to worship, (any) God? For instance: "God is becoming vengeful due to your [lack of worship]."