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love synchronism [closed]

I am looking for the one word that describes a couple or two people who might call or text at the same time because they are in sync with each other. Others would call it a coincidence but there is a ...
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What would be the first use of the noun 'longboarding' for skateboarding, surfing or skiing?

The skateboard longboard goes back to Hawaii in the 50s, surfing back much earlier, and skiing back into the nineteenth century yet I can't find incidences in print earlier than the 70s. Many ...
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What is a phrase or word for 'not logged in' state?

On a website, if you log in, you're in a logged in state, if you then log out, you are in a logged out state. How do you call the state before you have ever logged in to a site? Is it correct to also ...
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Word meaning “to make something erroneous”

What verb means "to make something erroneous or wrong"? The context is However, in the first trial of the experiment, the yeast was siphoned through the device into the other test tube, _____ing ...
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Countable noun for a coin or a banknote

I am looking for a countable noun which can stand for either a coin or a banknote. Currency and money are the only two words I can think of, but not being countable they don't fit what I'm looking ...
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What words describe the relation between “dollars” and “cents”?

A dollar can be divided up into 100 cents. A Swiss franc can be divided into 100 rappen. What are the words that describe these units (dollar vs cents or franc vs rappen)? I found out that ...
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Is there a word for a person who likes to bath a lot?

I like to spend a lot of time bathing..I kind of enjoy it...I just cant get enough of it..I can be under shower for hours. Is there a word for me? I tried googling around but all I could find was ...
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When you're angry at a situation but there is no action you can take

In a situation where you are so angry at something, but there is nothing you're able to do, and you quiver/shake, what is the word or phrase I'm looking for. An example would be if a group of people ...
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What do you call someone who reacts impulsively in distressing situations? [closed]

What do you call someone who reacts impulsively when faced with distressing circumstances? I would prefer a formal word that would be appropriate for essays.
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The opposite of “lenten” [closed]

What is the opposite of lenten? I need some expression for not lenten cookies, is there some?
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Word to describe a boring person [closed]

I need a word to describe a boring person in a sarcastic way. Like "what is up with the _____" where the word missing is something like interestingness so that it puts forward the idea that they're ...
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word(s) to describe someone judge others by one tiny detail

I wonder if there is a word or a few words or phases that describe a person very often: judge a person based on one or two tiny details or critise harshly over small mistakes that one made ...
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Term for a doorway without a door

Is there a specific term I could use in a floor plan for the doorway leading from one room to another? For example: a person is in the living room and looks through the "doorway" that leads into the ...
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Is there a word for urge toward clicking ad on a useful website/article?

Whenever I browse through a website/blog and find an article/info useful then I click on one ad on site (I don't use ad blocker). I have this urge to give back and I think this is a "valid" way to ...
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Word for something that can be obsolete in the future, obsolete-able

Done → Doable Destroyed → Destructible Consumed → Consumable Obsolete → ??? The word "Obsoletable" is listed some ~ 34,000 times in Google; however, I can't find it in ...
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Creating a word for a child of a parent-word

I have a word for example, Scope, that I'd like to make a child word for the same thing, I thought "ette" as a suffix would be appropriate. A Scope of a Scope would be a Scopelette, for example. ...
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non-fiction Vs non-fictional

Can I please get an explanation as to what the difference between these two sentences are? And what is right in the context of the highlighted word. ABC is a cable TV network that delivers ...
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Inhabitant of a hospital?

I'm looking for a word that can describe a long-term inhabitant (inhabitant is the best I've come up with so far) of a hospital. Specifically, a soldier living (retained? - again, word might fit here ...
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Word for Revival? Renewal, Rebirth [closed]

Hey guys I'm looking for a nice-sounding, obscure word to synonymize the words: revival, rebirth, re-surgence. Thanks
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Is there a word for knowing the definition, but not the pronunciation of a word?

The word chimera for example. When encountered for the first time in a book, it comes with a description of the beast. There is however no help on its pronunciation. So in your mind, you may ...
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Word for people who eat out in restaurants/eateries

Is there one word for people to substitute "people who eat out in restaurants "?- whether in quick service restaurants, eateries, or high end restaurants. Terms used in business are preferable.
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A word like “visual” but for music and sounds

I'm writing a design document for a certain software project, and am wondering about what to title the section discussing the style of visuals, music, and sound effects. However, I'm lacking a word ...
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What do we call a “manuscript expert”?

Someone (in most cases an academic) who is well-rounded in the field of ancient manuscripts, with solid training in history and/or literature, one or more ancient languages, paleography, and ...
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Is there a word that means “a nicer word for a word”? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a word that I learned when studying for the CLEP analysing and interpreting literature exam. It is a word that means -'a more eloquent version of a harsher word. Example: saying, ...
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Term for a “bad advisor” [duplicate]

How would you name someone who is intentionally giving you a bad advice with a purpose of getting advantage of you (think of Francis from "House of Cards"), or just to get pleasure out of watching ...
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What is the meaning of “shape-up” in this sentence? [closed]

The shape-up has been gone for many decades, much of New Jersey shipping has moved away from Hoboken.
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Is there a word that means 'boring to death'?

Is there a word in English that is more or less synonymous with 'boring to death', as for example, fratricide is synonymous with killing a brother? I would guess that there probably isn't a 'proper' ...
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What is the antonym of “single minded”

Example sentence: However much in earnest he might be, he had nothing of the single-mindedness that belongs to a fanatic. (221, Nineteen Eighty-Four) The word "single-minded" seem to suggest a ...
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I'm looking for a positive word for a person who always searches for and finds the best deals before making a purchase, no matter how small

My brother is such a _____________ – he got a night in a 4-star hotel in Paris for $112. He once got a cruise for half-price, with pudding cup lids.
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Antonym for “recent”, as in time series observations

I do time series analysis and forecasting, and many algorithms weight more recent observations more highly than observations from the more distant past in extrapolating. The previous sentence already ...
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What can be an affectionate name for a car? [closed]

People who drive for a living (taxi drivers, delivery workers, etc.) are often fond of their cars and give them affectionate names. These names can stem from the car brand or model (such as a Beetle ...
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Places which serve food

Is there a collective term for places which serve food? These include restaurants, cafes, food trucks, etc. Preferably a word which is commonly known.
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What's a word that describes many individuals working together to form a whole?

For example, there's a massive group of fish that all move as one. What would you call the whole group of fish? Or as a better example, a brain is made of trillions of neurons working in concert. ...
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Wielders of Weapons

I'm looking for what the various wielders of weapons called. I know of a few, but would like to know of the others below : Bow and Arrow - Archer/Bowman Sword - Swordsman (???) Axe - Club - ...
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Writing and Reading Learning in a single word?

Whenever people learn a language, be it as a kid or as an adult, the speaking and listening processes are often separate from the writing and reading ones. The first two are usually covered by the ...
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Is there a word/phrase for “reliable in the long run”

Was wondering if a word or phrase that would fit in the following context: Global warming is an increasing threat to us today and forest conservation is the reliable in the long run way to combat ...
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An adjective to describe a person who has come back from failure

I am attempting to find an adjective to describe someone who has rebounded from failure and come back even stronger. The ___ man came back, worked harder, then succeeded after missing the game ...
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Words for political without party affiliation?

I'm struggling to find the right word to describe a campaign I'm starting. I want to influence public policy around an agenda in a party neutral manner. Apolitical and non-political feel wrong. The ...
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4answers
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Term or Phrase for evidence converging or overlapping on one possibility?

I'm trying to find a term or phrase that will be widely understood to refer to a range of evidence and possibilities when all put together pointing to one or a few specific options. Imagine twenty ...
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2answers
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A word to describe the class to which synthetic and natural belong

What word would you use to ask if something is synthetic or natural? What was the ____ of the materials in this shirt? Should mean I am asking if its made from natural or synthetic materials.
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Relationship Questions

What is it called when you're living with your boyfriend/girlfriend but you are not married yet? What is it called when a couple decides they don't want to get married but plays the role of a married ...
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Word for “not understandable” [duplicate]

I'm looking for a word that conveys something is "not understandable". For instance: The message was staticky and corrupted, making it not understandable. "Not understandable" sounds strange and ...
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Is there a term for when an illness itself prevents the patient from obtaining a cure?

A challenge to curing patients is that sometimes the illness itself prevents a patient from taking a cure. Some examples: Depression - lack of motivation and negative thinking prevent the patient ...
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Word for Company Grounds

I'm looking for a word that describes the entire region of land on which a company or organization resides. For example: "Make sure to not smoke any cigarettes while on Boeing's ___!" I've heard the ...
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Looking for a word to describe ineffectual people who would like to be effective

I need to create names for four categories of people - people who score either high or low on measures of environmental concern and pro-environmental behaviour. I have three sorted so far: High ...
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What's the word for having the same distance to neighbours?

Imagine I have dots on a line and the dots have all the same distance to their neighbours. What is the word for that? I am searching for a word which comes from Latin for a scientific text. I think ...
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Action performed sitting on a chair that rotates

The question just popped out on seeing my colleague who sits next to me. He always keeps rotating sitting on the chair. Well, not a complete rotation. Since it is not a full rotation, all I can think ...
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Word used to describe a contradictory appearance for the intended meaning of a word?

I could be completely wrong, but I feel like there is a word for it. To explain my meaning, let's use the word "Circular". This means "Round" or sometimes "Spherical". Writing it one way, to put a ...
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What is the opposite of penance?

I think it must be a single word from something like "willful insistence on wrongdoing." What is that word? A lot of websites say "happiness" which seems obviously incorrect.