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Is there a word for “extreme feminism”?

Feminism is defined as Feminism is a collection of movements aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights for women. in Wikipedia and A ...
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A word for “something you want to know only to regret knowing it once you do”

Is there a word to describe "a piece of information that you only want to know until you know it, then you regret you ever asked about it"?
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Things we put on the left side of lists

I'm looking for an umbrella term (hypernym) that covers the things we put on the left side of lists — bullets, numbers, letters, etc. Is there such a word?
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“Whn U Ck Me, U WL Fnd Me Sez da Lord.” in this picture (publicity)

Does the style (if it is) shown in the picture below have a particular name?
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Word for: “dislike of people that has same gender as speaker”

Is there a word for "disliking people of same gender"? I.e. man that dislikes men in general (but not women), or woman that dislikes women in general (but not men)? There's "misanthropy", but it ...
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The wheel has become an eight

The title makes presumably little to no sense and is in fact a word-by-word translation of a German expression. I am talking about the wheel of a bike and a certain way it is deformed. I like the ...
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Assembler, Installer, Fitter

Say, you buy some new office furniture. You get the furniture parts delivered including the service to put the different parts - for example the desk top and the desk legs - together to complete ...
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Conference registerer

Maybe this is a Stackoverflow question, but I am not sure. I am looking for a word(or perhaps a phrase) to describe a person who registers for a lot of conferences but never bothers to attend them. ...
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“Enclosure” vs. “attachment”

If I understand it correctly, one usually uses the term enclosure when referring to extra documents to e.g. a letter. But what if these extra items are not other documents and papers? Say I have ...
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Word for large, short, wide, roundish, fat bottle

What word would you use to describe a large, short, wide, roundish, fat bottle, the kind used for some wines: tubby or chubby? This kind of flask called growler would match my request, but I'd like ...
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Word for corporate and educational? [closed]

What is a word for corporate and educational as opposed to social? For example, social networking site, corporate networking site, educational networking site…
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What particular word is used for this doll? [closed]

A doll is created which looks like a human and is kept near or among crops in the farm to keep animals like deer away. I don't know what it is called in English.
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What is an appropriate word for someone's “humanness”? [closed]

Is there a word that references someone's "humanness"? Something that one would posses, that would characterise them as human. I wouldn't say "human" in terms of morals, but "human" in the most ...
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What do you call a person who's grading exams?

I've recently had a job where I've read exams and graded them. I'm now going to put this on my CV but I have no idea how I should label this kind of work. What have I been? An examiner?
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Verb for meeting the requirements of a policy

I'm looking for a verb that would go with policy. Our company has a policy, which defines a set of requirements. I want to say that I am responsible for ensuring that the company meets the ...
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Word for “seeing without being seen”

Is there a word for seeing without being seen? I want to write about those on the advantageous side of tinted glasses. Visual/optical eavesdropping is the closest phrase I can think of.
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What is the word for someone who checks ID cards before permitting entry?

What is the word for someone who checks ID cards (to verify a person's age) before permitting entry to an event or venue? Obviously, the word most commonly used in the context of a bar is "bouncer", ...
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Synonym for “in terms of” (of Latin origin)

I am trying to remember a synonym for "being" or "in terms of" ... It is a Latin word that has entered the English language.
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Is there a word that means 'Skeptic Hatred'?

Is there a word for the phenomenon where people have extreme emotional distress towards others who ask for evidence or question the validity of a popularly accepted claim, where the distress commonly ...
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Word for a Rare Feeling

I hope it's not too rare, but at least 1 other person has confirmed having experienced a similar feeling. Small, ordinary things can trigger it, in ordinary situations. Then I sometimes get the ...
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Word for mixing a dish with a fork or spoon [closed]

I am looking for a word that can serve in the following context: After the pasta is cooked, put some sauce on top of it and use a spoon to mix it together. Mix seems to be too general, I am ...
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Auction winner in one word

Is there a one-word term for a person who won the auction? Top bidder comes to my mind, but it's actually two words.
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Word for a commonly encountered scenario [closed]

What word describes an abstract process that is encountered frequently? For example, every time I get into a car, I start it by turning the key. The car and the key might be different in every single ...
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Can “show-stopper” have a negative connotation?

If not, what word do I mean to use when I use "show-stopper" negatively? It seems that in high-tech culture a show-stopper is a development problem that prevents forward progress, or an unacceptable ...
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Is there a word that describes a person who constantly exaggerates?

Is there a word that describes a person who constantly exaggerates? Exaggerating both facts and their emotions? Edit: the word should have a negative connotation, as if you are criticizing someone ...
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One word that refers to a proof of concept for an unfinished video game?

My friend and I are making a video game. Occasionally we want to release little tech demos that demonstrate our progress. A demo would not at all be the finished game, but would rather show off some ...
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Word for someone who is burned out at work

Could someone suggest a cool word or expression for someone who is tired at work? Such a person is not doing his job properly and is waiting to quit; basically, he is not interested in his job and ...
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Is saying “an obsolete remnant” redundant?

Is saying "an obsolete remnant" or "an old remnant" redundant (or tautologous), or can the adjective be necessary to convey what I'm trying to say? (I imagined "remnant" already carries the ...
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What is the term for someone who has a last name that can also be a first name?

What is the term for someone who has a last name that can also be a first name? For example, Brian Stella.
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Shortened “cannot be disabled”

How can "cannot be disabled" be written in short form, similar to the way "can be removed" can be written as "removable"? I didn't find the answer in Google Translate.
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What do you call a person who does/thinks the opposite of the crowd for just that reason?

Such a person does not hold in high regard the decisions taken by a group (not a team) of people. She believes that groups tend to be anarchic and don't serve their purpose. An example would be - for ...
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A term that can be used to group towns and provinces together

I've been given some names of towns and provinces for a tourism web-site. Is there a hypernym that could categorize both of them together? I've been thinking of the word "locality" but I'm not sure if ...
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Term, blend-word, or metaphor for being social but with boundaries [closed]

I'm looking for a term, word or metaphor for being social but within rules or boundaries. I don't like the word privacy as it has a negative connotation. I think the word social is overused or ...
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Word for the extent of truth of an article

I'm looking for a noun to be used in the following sentence to express my uncertainty about the amount of absolute truth an article contains. In other words, I doubt if the information the article ...
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Is there a name for this characteristic of the human body (picture)

Is there a name for this characteristic of the human body (see the arrows in the picture below)? They seem as 'holes' on the back. I'm not able to imagine one
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Is there a word to refer to the cap some British soldiers wear?

Whenever Britain is abuzz with some celebration, I find these people (cops or soldiers?) in red strutting about in parades wearing an elongated black headdress. Is there a word for this peculiar ...
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What is the Tacoma Narrows bridge doing in this picture?

When the plate of the bridge assumes the unnatural shape showed in the following picture, what is this phenomenon called? Contortion (example: the bridge was contorting ...). I'm not so sure, as I ...
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Is there a name for the stars you see when you hit your head?

When you hit your head, you may see stars or flashes. Is there a specific name for them?
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“My feelings about you never…” — what verb can I use?

I am trying to say I always have feelings about you in a different way: My feelings for you never __ My first thought was reduced, but it seems that reduce is for size. (I remember hearing ...
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Word for student's notebook

What is the American word for a notebook that students have at school in which they do their homework assignments? I mean the notebook in which a teacher marks good or bad behavior of a student and ...
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A word/phrase for an “I-should-have…” kind of feeling?

I am trying to find a word for a feeling in a scenario that goes something like this: Suppose I was shopping for a watch at a place. I found the watch in Shop A and bought it at $30. Hours later, I ...
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Student:Classmate::Teacher:____________?

A student is a classmate, schoolmate, etc. to another student. But what is a teacher to another teacher? Couldn't it be colleague? Surely not, because a colleague could be any employee working with ...
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Word for man with one testicle

I heard half-sack in a TV series before to describe a man with one testicle. Is there any single word to describe that?
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How to describe someone who “tells the truth” with no respect for others' feelings?

I have a friend who just keeps "telling the truth", e.g when he thinks the joke you've just told is stupid, he will say so right after you've finished telling it, paying no respect to people's ...
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Is there a name for someone who owes a debt?

I'm currently writing fiction about a firm that collects debt from citizens who owe money to various places, such as banks, or government agencies (involving government loans or unpaid taxes). Is ...
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What is the role and historical context for “come” in “Kingdom come”?

What is the role and historical context for "come" in "Kingdom come"? I've heard this said before but it seems to stick out grammatically. Is it correct?
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What is the name for a collective noun for a group of words or acronyms, that is a member of the group it describes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The same word used to define itself For example TLA is a three letter acronym; Antepreroxitone (words with the stress on the third from last sylable) is an antepreroxitone; ...
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What is the equivalent word for “compile” in an interpreted language? [closed]

In C, we say: GCC compiles foo.c. For interpreters (such as Lua), what is the equivalent verb? The Lua interpreter ____ foo.lua. When I write instructions for users of my Lua script, I ...
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A text has an introduction, a body, and a …?

What's a good word for describing the last section of a document, similar to "introduction" (which, of course, refers to the beginning)?
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A word for: Taking a godlike concept and bringing it down to earth [closed]

There is this beautiful woman I always wanted, and who looked so beautiful and pure, like a goddess, and then we dated and she lost all this glory and she became just another girl. What do you call ...