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Word for a large facility that produces and distributes baked goods

I am translating a document into English, and I need to find the word for a large facility that produces and distributes baked goods (wholesale, to distributors). Can I use the word "bakery"? To me, ...
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What would you call a person who is being replaced by another

In my specific case, I need a single word to call an employee who is being replaced by another due to his/her retirement, death, resignation etc. Anything like “Replacee” may be suitable.
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Verb that means “flutter” without the connotation of control [closed]

I need a verb that describe the phenomenon that occurs when a wing (like those of birds, or, for that matter, insects) is caught in a strong transverse breeze. I was going to use the word flutter, ...
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Is there a word for someone who is not aware of how pretty or handsome he/she is? [closed]

Is there a word or an idiom that describes someone who is beautiful but unaware of it?
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What's the appropriate word for someone that's leaving something?

What's the most appropriate word for someone that's leaving something (or somewhere)? For example, if someone leaves an association permanently, what do I call him? The term will be used in a ...
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Want a cute word for “message showing requirements” [closed]

What will be the small & cute word for "A message to show your requirement or what you want"? I want to use that in my website.
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Is there a word for the person that's giving the promise?

For example, if I said, I promise I will do something. Is there a word for me? Promise giver? Is there a one word noun for this?
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What is a word for “someone who doesn't share the same enthusiasm”

The other day I was trying to think of a describing word for "someone who doesn't share the same enthusiasm" Example usage: "After getting an A in my exam, I danced around my ______ classmate. He ...
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What do you call a person who chooses to ignore someone at specific periods of time

Imagine a person X who chooses to ignore his/her responsibilities and family at will, only to attend to them when he/she sees a tangible gain to be had out of it. Selfish is one option, but I'm ...
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A word for “relayable”

We have a system in the app we are building whereby admin users can be invited to events and they, in turn, can invite users under their control to the same event. If that's allowed for any particular ...
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A word for writings about writing

Is there a word for creating something whose subject is the same as the media used to express it. Such as: books about writing, songs about singing, movies about movies, and so on?
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Hypernym for “to increase” and “to decrease” [closed]

I'm writing a walkthrough for a video game I really enjoy and I came to a point where there is a system that you can change the "power level" of monsters. It goes up and down, 0 - 1 - 2 - 3 - ect... ...
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How to specify a date or version to indicate that the situation might be different in the future

(I have huge difficulties expressing this without an example, feel free to edit everything) I have information that refers to the current version of a software. It might be irrelevant to users of ...
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Is there a word for lying on the bed peacefully, all your muscles relaxed?

Is there a word or an idiom for lying on the bed peacefully and happy? Throwing yourself down on bed arms wide open, all your muscles relaxed and staring at the ceiling with a happy smile like ...
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What is the opposite of “to reminisce”?

I'm not sure "opposite" is the correct word, but I am searching for a word that is about remembering something unpleasant. When I searched the Internet for an opposte of "to reminisce", I only found ...
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Synonym of 'continue' [closed]

Here is my sentence: Continue the execution with a fixed number of resources generates a delay and an additional overhead in terms of performance. How can I change 'continue' ? By execution I ...
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What would you call someone who creates a problem out of thin air? [closed]

I will type this out as if I were talking to a person. My thought of this came about at home with my roommate who is about 50 years old. We hang out and talk, watch YouTube, work, live together. ...
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What is a word for “people who converse”? [closed]

What is a word for "people who converse"? I'm trying to write a pretty long essay for my English class, but I can't figure out what this word is.
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Word for “philosophical thoughts”?

Example: What was worse: doubt or the uncomfortable truth? I was delving into this/these boredom-triggered [...] when my phone rang. I thought of dilemma but I think it's kind of a different ...
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Word for an adjective of a group

We have a word for an adjective of a country: demonym, but do we also have a word for the adjective of a group? For example, people who belong to reddit are redditers, and this is an adjective for the ...
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What word means several descriptive words? [closed]

I thought it was descriptor, but apparently that's not an actual word.
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3answers
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What is the hand gesture called when you knock down your opponent in a fight?

Is there a word or an idiom for the hand gesture, done after finishing a task successfully or after knocking down the opponent in a fight? The one like wiping off the dust from your hands, which ...
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6answers
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Word that represents your truest desires

Looking for a word to describe the desires of your heart, in other words, what you are constantly thinking, or what worries you. Usually things you would only confide with very close friends.
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“Bundle” synonym

Are there any synonyms for "bundle" that mean anything like "multiple items together" (apart from package, parcel, etc.) For example, a discounted SOMETHING of two products on a website. "bunch", for ...
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Word for someone who finds oil reservoirs

This question may be way too specific, but what is the word for someone who surveys land in search for Oil (for petroleum). I think it might be a scientific word, like one that ends with -ist (like ...
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Need best words for Buy and Sell [closed]

I need the most trendy and attractive words for buy and sell.
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Word for the falling action of a stick with one end is at the ground, not falling freely in the air

When I am reading the question Can adding weight to something make it fall slower? in Physics SE, I notice that (or think that) the reason it can get to the Hot Question zone is the misunderstanding ...
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A word/phrase for “being extremely happy and jumping gladly”

Suppose if someone is extremely happy like a child and starts jumping gladly, what words/phrase best describe this situation, such that the following sentence can be completed. He/she was ...
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A word for a memoir written by someone else?

Biography is to autobiography as _____ is to memoir? Is there a single word for a memoir that has been ghostwritten by someone else?
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2answers
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A one-word substitute for someone who is a “news freak”

Is there any word that describes a person who is very interested in reading newspapers, and very interested in political news? Moreover one who loves being "updated" on the current affairs of the ...
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how should I name the man I live with? [duplicate]

(From a foreign speaker : ) I'm lucky enough to live with the man I love, but we're not married, nor having any "official" marital life. How should I refer to him ? He's a divorced man and will never ...
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Word for the “life/world” outside phone calls, text messages, and the Internet?

Example: She ignored my phone calls, text messages, and emails. As for [...], she also seemed to have taken measures: she quit our shared classes and stopped frequenting the places where we ...
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Word for people who run, but not standard marathon distances

I regularly participate in mini-marathons (as they are sometime unofficially locally called) that happen around my area. I started with 5 KM and over a couple of years have improved my distance to 10 ...
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What's the masculine form of boudoir?

What's the word for a man's bedroom or private room -- as opposed to boudoir, which is a woman's bedroom or private room? If one doesn't exist in common English usage, what would be a French loanword? ...
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A word or phrase to describe quick thinking in the moment

Let me describe the situation where I want to use word or phrase: I was reading a particularly interesting book that I happened upon somewhere deep inside my university library. The book had a ...
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2answers
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Word for “Having had considerable thought put into [x]” [closed]

I am trying to describe a plan that has "had considerable thought put into it" with a single word. Any ideas?
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Word to call the period beyond the expected date?

If I do not pay an electric bill on time, I will have an overdue bill. For example, the exceeding of the expected time is 2 months. So the payment is 2 months overdue. What do you call the period ...
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Single word that unambigously describes the product of folding

I am writing a scientific paper in which I perform a mathematical operation that is illustratively called folding, which is already an established term. I now want to assign a similarly illustrative ...
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Word to describe “beautiful but worthless”

I have a family member who worked at a cat boarding facility. There, she met a couple who jokingly described their cat as "beautiful but worthless." Is there a word in the English language to describe ...
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Word for the unintended offense taken from a comment or compliment?

It is clear from experience of living in the world, that sometimes the things we say may imply something to someone else that we did not intend it to. A seemingly harmless comment or even compliment ...
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Noun with Meaning Related to “Confidential”

I can't seem to remember the word (a noun) to fill in the blank space: "Please keep this matter confidential" is equivalent to "I'd appreciate your _____ in the matter."
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Word for people of low comprehension

What is a person called who has a low ability to understand? A person who can't or doesn't understand during communication and complains again and again, "I do not understand what are you saying."
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Single Word for an Unfortunate Coincidence? [closed]

Is there a single word that is able to be used instead of the phrase "unfortunate coincidence"?
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Role Title Word That Conveys a Sense of Direction/Command as well as Engagement of Particular Skills in Work

I'm looking for an eloquent word, if one exists, for a role in one's profession whereby they direct and mentor a team with a particular set of skills, but also clearly engage in work with said skills ...
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Words describing relation to scope [duplicate]

I remember hearing two words, each describing a relationship to scope, or a containing set. I think they are prefixed with micro- and macro-, but am not certain (I'll call them 1 and 2). 1 ...
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One-word synonym for 'fall short of'?

What are ONE-word synonyms, existing as a LONE verb, for the verb phrase 'fall short of'? I already know, and so ask NOT, about 'trail' (suggested by OED's thesaurus) or 'fail' or 'miss'. This search ...
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A word meaning an “indifferent resignation”?

As the title says, I'm looking for a word that is similar to resignation, but conveys a feeling of indifference. For example: Although I have severe myopia, I've lived with it all my life and have ...
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1answer
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Order of things [duplicate]

Let's say you were in a race, and you finished 5th. One of your friends comes to you and asks "What was your ___ in the race?". Or, 'G' is the 6th letter in English alphabet. Someone asks you what ...
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An antonym for “shortcut”

I know it isn't "longcut", although the term is used sometimes, humorously. How do I correct someone who believes a way to be the shortest route when it is in fact a longer route, or the longest ...
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How to say “local community” in ONE word?

I'm struggling to say 'local community' in one word. Is there a suitable word which describes 'local community' or synonym?