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How would you describe the word 'tron'? [closed]

I have searched the meaning of tron and found various results. I though it would be related to working people like robots. Can you please answer me the various possible meaning of tron?
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Word for a member of a team who improves morale

People in teams have names for their specialized roles: Medic, Navigator, Leader, Quartermaster, Cook, Ambassador, etc. What is the name for a person who's specialization is keeping the team's spirits ...
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That what is being composed

Is there a word for something that is being composed? For example: "Function f is a composition of functions g,h,i and j." How do I refer to g,h,i and j? Can I say "composees"? Saying "the functions ...
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What is the word describing impossible phenomenon such as “This page [is] intentionally left blank”?

You can find in book's pages a single sentence: This page intentionally left blank. It is interesting to note that this statement is false, since the page contains text. Here are two (somewhat) ...
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Word or phrase that refers to whom I report to and who reports to me

I'm working on an application that allows a user to search through a directory of employees and display them within an org chart. One way to view an employee is within the context of their whole ...
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A political ideology that combines ideas of others to solve problems at hand?

I'm looking for an existing word or neologism to name a political ideology that uses principles and ideas of others. The goal of this ideology is mix and combine approaches in order to best reply to ...
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What is the opposite of heritage?

According to the definition I'm aware of, heritage means "something that will be inherited by the subject". So if a person A leaves an item X for person B in his will, X is B's heritage. Is there a ...
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A word to describe a person who has gone astray [closed]

What is a person who has gone astray called? This basically refers to the person who is not following the path to success but has gone astray . For instance these lines from the psalm of life depict ...
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Word for when someone pretends to be weak, but is really strong [closed]

What is a one-word substitute for when someone outwardly shows that he is weak, just to deceive others, but in reality he is strong? And what is a person called who performs such a trick?
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What is the opposite of “borked”?

What would be the opposite word when something was borked, but it is not borked anymore? For example in the context when the traffic was borked, but it's not anymore (like unclogged).
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Words or phrases that describe a person who knows the answer to a problem but is not believed

I'm trying to find either a word or a phrase that describes a person who knows the answer to a problem or problems but is never believed. Or ignored. The nearest I can come up with is maybe the story ...
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What is the English equivalent of gatasan?

It literally means to milk. It also means a dairy cow. It could be both a noun or verb. v. To use someone for the money he/she can give you. n. Someone (a girlfriend, husband) that you ...
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What do you call those small wooden footbridges over water?

Those planks or bamboo bridges you see in some resorts and some sea settlements in Asia?
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Word for a specific type of anger [closed]

The anger caused by the detriment of themselves or something or someone the person highly values. (As close to the definition as possible). Edit: It's the kind of anger that leads to copious violence. ...
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Word for citing from a primary source without properly citing it

What would be the correct word for an instance of an author taking from a primary source, which the author clearly marks as a quotation, which should be given an exact reference to allow the reader to ...
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A noun that means “something that is notable or noteworthy”

I'm looking for a noun that means "something that is notable or noteworthy". It seems like the word "notable" itself should suffice, but according to Dictionary.com, it's obsolete: Obsolete. a ...
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What's a word for repeating certain syllables for emphasis?

Im trying to find a word for repeating syllables within a word. Not stuttering, but deliberately repeating for emphasis. For example: A drill sergeant says "go ahead and la-a-augh." The drawn out, ...
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If something with no specific time associated with it is called timeless, what would you call something with no specific place associated with it?

I would, quite simply, like to know what the word is for something that could happen in any place; similar to the word "timeless", though that refers to something that could happen during any time. I ...
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Is there a word for the fear that one might be a hypochondriac?

This seems like a fundamental thing that would have a word for it—oftentimes one worries about a health condition, but then one is afraid to get it looked into as one is afraid of being a ...
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Noun opposite of complex, intricate

So something that is like "straightforwardness". I remember using it in essays years ago but now it's completely out of my mind and it's driving me crazy! The sentence I want to use it in is as ...
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Other words for “jumping in excitement”

I have this young character and I'm trying to describe his excitement through his body language. Is there any other words or expression which means "jumping up and down with excitement" or something ...
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What is the stick, dug with young plants for support, called?

I am looking for the word/name that describes a stick dug along with young plants to support/direct the plant growth.
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Nearly substitutable word of hater [closed]

What do you call the person that hates woman? One day an adult male loved a woman but due to some misunderstandings she went unfaithful thenceforth he hates women. Now what would you call that type ...
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How do I say “He played varied roles very well in the movie”

What is the best way to say "the actor plays various roles in the movie?" What I really want to say is that the actor played many different kinds of emotions and personalities very well. I'm having ...
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Is there a term for turning a short statement into a long essay just to make sure no one gets offended?

Let's say you want to state "X people tend to be Y", e.g. Actuaries tend to be overweight. Gays tend to be emotional. Indecisive men are usually seen as unattractive. Chances are that ...
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What do you call those films with nudity, if not pornographic scenes, but not marketed as porn? [closed]

Probably has the same audience as porn but instead has mainstream studio producers and full-length cinema release.
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What word can I use when I need help to accomplish my task? [closed]

What is a word that I can use when that I need help to accomplish my task? For example, a situation where I want to learn another language and I am in need for native speakers of that language to help ...
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Is there a term similar to “country” which would also include a union like the EU?

I'm working on an interface where users can make selections from a few different groups of items. One of them is currently split because it comprises both European countries as well as the European ...
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What is a person that leaves a piece of advice called? [closed]

Piece of advice / tips. E.g. "Don't eat yellow snow" or "There's this great restaurant down at [location]" Is there a word for someone leaving advice like this?
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Someone that ignores others but hates being ignored themselves

I know this person that common courtesy doesn't apply to. If I don't reply to a text or a missed call from them within 5 minutes, it's always quickly followed by another 10-15 texts or calls one after ...
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Is there a word that describes a person who easily gives up on others

Example: Person A had expectations of person B. After A gets to know B, person gives up on building a enriching relationship. A stops investing in the other person (i.e. stops giving feedback, stops ...
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2answers
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Word to describe a person who knows the names of things without knowing how they work

Benjamin Franklin once said, “What signifies knowing the names, if you know not the nature of things?” I'm wondering if there is a single word to describe a person like this. E.g: ...
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Word for dismay about what someone is about to say?

What is noun that can be used to express weariness or dismay about what someone is about to say? I looked at a few different sites and no words came up. Example: Howie looks at his brother with ...
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What is a word for “having the form of a Brussels sprout”?

Inspired by Dictionary.com's Word of the Day, "botryoidal" (adj. -having the form of a bunch of grapes), and the ongoing naming process of a product at my work which has these features: What is a word ...
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What's the word for an incompetent athlete?

What would you call an athlete who is weak, slow-moving, in bad shape etc. As in, for example, "No wonder he won in a fight with Kyle, that guy is just a ___." As you can tell, I am looking ...
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Word for continuation of a section

I'm writing my resume and my work experiences end up being separated in two by the end of the page. What is the word that indicates the follow up to a section. Something like: Work Experiences ...
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Word for something 'done out of anger'? [closed]

Is there one word that suggests that something was 'done out of anger'? Usage similar to something done deliberately or intentionally, only including the motivation of anger.
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What do you call a stack of ordering forms? [closed]

Sometimes, a restaurant will prepare order forms for customers to tick which food/drinks that they want to order. Then the waiter/waitress will come to collect them and reconfirm with the ...
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Is there an alternative adjective to 'written' with an -al suffix?

I'm ideally looking for a single word adjective with an -al suffix. i.e. similar to 'verbal', and 'visual' but that relates to written communications rather than spoken or illustrative communications. ...
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An entity is a part of another, what would this larger entity be called from the other's perspective?

A is part of B, that would make B A's _____? What's an appropriate word to use here? A is a constituent of B, but what is B relative to A? The question arose from naming a variable in programming. I ...
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Is there a word for identifying oneself with a brand?

The title seems clear to me but I'll add an example: There are several different apps for Telegram (Android, iOS, PC, etc) that all have the name Telegram and use similar Logos, designs and have a ...
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What is a word for an entity which only provides a predefined set of tasks but doesn't want to engage new types of tasks?

Let's assume an entity was created to satisfy a predefined set of tasks, and cannot accommodate other new types of tasks. What is a formal word for this? For example, a service provider provider ...
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Single word for “irritable depression”

What is the word for someone who is in a condition of being stressed so that they are in a constant state of "the straw that broke the camel's back?" I'm looking for a specific word, not a broad ...
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Word to describe belief in God

I'm looking for a term or word for someone who is certain there was a God, but is no longer around. Maybe God died, went away, or just no longer keeps an eye on us. I thought agnostic, but that ...
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Antonym for “infix” (“outfix”?)

infix: implant or insert firmly in something, as in the particles of mercury will infix themselves in the structure of the other metal How about the opposite? Is there something called outfix? I.e. ...
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Plumbing terminology. A name for a pipe.

So I have this pretty large-size (water) pipe that runs to my house. A couple of years ago I had some guys run a smaller pipe from that "large-size" pipe to my barn. Well, my question is this: what do ...
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Heady - Does this word mean what I think it means?

When I look up the word "heady" in the dictionary, it seems that the main definition is "tending to intoxicate." Farther down, "having an exhilarating effect" and "intellectually demanding" are also ...
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Word for “the distilled embodiment of a contentious issue”

I'm thinking of something like the recent FBI–Apple case, which focuses in on the precise point of departure between the two sides of an issue. It would be used like: "the case has become a ____ of ...
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A derogatory word for “success” or “succeed” [closed]

What's the derogatory word to describe someone you hate having his/her way? For example, what would a democrat (resp. a republican) say if Trump (resp. Clinton) wins the presidency?