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English word for camel's walk

I need to know the English word for a camel's walk. Like Horse runs, Bird flies, so Camel ? And what to call a female camel also ?
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Word for “Work done without expectations” [closed]

I'm looking for a word/phrase to describe work that is done without keeping the fruit in mind. Can anyone help me out?
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Word that means bad sounding

I'm looking for the word that means certain words when placed together sound bad. Example: Mary is sad because she had bad luck. Better wording: Sadness engulfed Mary after she experienced misfortune. ...
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the feeling left in one's psyche by another person's gestalt

The meaning of the term I'm looking for is something to the effect of: the feeling that one person's gestalt leaves in another person's psyche Or, to say the same thing in a clearer (thanks to ...
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Racism, sexism, ageism… any term for degree-based prejudice?

Is there any word to designate prejudice against someone based on the degrees he holds or the university he attends/attended?
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A masochist without the sexual baggage

The word masochist is used for someone who enjoys what others consider unpleasant: 1.1 (In general use) a person who enjoys an activity that appears to be painful or tedious: It also has song ...
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Once thought impossible [closed]

I seem to recall coming across a word for things that were once thought to be impossible. I just can't remember what it was. Any ideas?
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Word for someone who is more than a friend [closed]

What word could I use to define someone who is not kin to me but I regard to be better than a friend?
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What's the term for fallaciously including an assumption in a question? [duplicate]

For example, if I ask someone "What does it feel like to be a gay Christian?" I'm suggesting that the person to whom I'm asking is gay and Christian, neither of which may be true.
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Name for someone whose interest might be to discredit one's results by trying to find hypothetical mistakes?

What do you call a person whose interest might be to discredit your results by trying to find hypothetical mistakes? This person does not seem to focus on solving a problem with pragmatism. Is there a ...
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Word to explain “the exact required quantity” neither too much nor too little

Is there a word in English a quantity of something that is exactly as much as needed, neither more, nor less. For example: going into details exactly as much as it is needed, not more, not less...
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Is there a word for when workers raise expectations unsustainably high when they work too hard?

It's a situation I've heard discussed several times. Let's say some factory workers make 300 widgets a week. There's a big product release next week and they need to have 1000 widgets ready. So the ...
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A word that means that a germ or disease can affect a species

I swear I've read a sentence like "Mosquitoes don't die of the diseases they transmit because those germs are not _____ to mosquitoes" or "Dragons' mouths aren't really clean, but they're generally ...
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General term for interlaced / non-interlaced delivery

http://www.brandon.me/blogging-tools/visual-design/2010/11/difference-interlaced-non-interlaced-images/ There are two ways of loading images on a screen. you can load parts of the image at full ...
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Archaic English new words: from a Nigerian [closed]

A Nigerian Governor was being interviewed by a local Television station. He was speaking of the political situation of Rivers state in Nigeria. Nigeria is an English speaking country because it was a ...
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What English construction matches the Boolean condition of nand?

English language usage has some logical word pairs including: Or | Nor Either | Neither With | Without But there doesn't seem to be an opposition to the word "and". In computer engineering and ...
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What is the feminine version of ‘macho’ or ‘machismo’?

A single word is preferable, but a phrase will suffice. I found this reference at dictionary.com. It suggests 'swagger' but I can't relate this to the Latin for 'feminine'. I am hesistant in ...
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Adjective or Term [duplicate]

Is there a one word term for someone who is a lover of words? Similar to language enthusiast but only in a single word.
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A word meaning to remember emotionally or sadly?

What is the word used for remembering something when the memory makes one emotional or sad? Like thinking of a beloved who is not there anymore or something that happened in the past. I looked and ...
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What would you call a person who focuses only on their faults?

For example, they get second in a major race and, instead of being happy, they focus on the fact that they weren't first. Or they get a test back and got 45/50 but instead of rejoicing that they got ...
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Word for “take with permission but no intention of returning”

In such cases, "borrow" doesn't fit, as it implies intent to return, nor does "steal", which indicates lack of permission. "take" seems too general. As a concrete example: "Hey, can I [verb] some ...
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Gigolo is to man as what is to woman?

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language (Fourth Edition) reads: gigolo, n. A man who has a continuing sexual relationship with and receives financial support from a woman. Is ...
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A word to describe if some is in my team or is a contribution

I work on a webapp where the users make forecast of people. They have to inform for each person with forecast if it's a "TEAM MEMBER" (i. e. the user is the manager of the resource) or a ...
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What is placing name with something called?

Recently, I'm watching the Chinese port version of The Voice (not sure if I can call it that since they differ greatly at least in my opinion), 中國好聲音 (The Voice of China). Every time the name of the ...
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Name of block of drawings to flick through

During the 60's children amused themselves flicking their thumb through a block of slightly different sketches/pictures and getting an animation like in flicks. Does anybody know what were/are those ...
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Give one word for the following phrase

Is there one word for the following phrase? To come to a conclusion without taking into consideration other parameters/ conditions ( jumping to a conclusion without ' definite and true ' knowledge ...
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Is there a verb for whacking your head?

What's a noun/verb for whacking yourself on the head? I vaguely recall having seen a word for this somewhere but I'm not that sure. The closest phrase I can think of is self harm or self mutilation, ...
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a noun meaning: “not received”

I want to write: Please ignore the message stating—noun form of not received—of the mail. What is a single word for the noun form of "not received"?
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Is there a word for liking something out of spite?

Basically, im trying to think of a word that means liking somsthing out of spite because someone you dislike hates something. Closest I could come up with was vindictive. But that's not quite good ...
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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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Word or phrase for literally and figuratively?

Say, for example, you and a group of people were all sailing out in the ocean and something happens...then you say, "I guess we are all in the same boat" You are literally in the same boat with ...
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Is there a word or phrase that means “both literally and figuratively”? [duplicate]

The question is simple: is there a word or phrase that means "both literally and figuratively", aside from the one I just used?
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Verb meaning “to satisfy a definition in an unsatisfying way”

I'm sure I've heard a verb that means this, but it might be colloquial, and possibly quite specific to a certain group of people. The context is that person 'A' has tried to give a precise definition ...
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Which word meaning “someone who kills bad substances” can be used in an ad campaign?

We have an idea to post short ads like "our company is hiring" in company blog posts. The company develops software and one of duties of people we want to hire will be finding, locating and fixing ...
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Looking for a word to semantically represent the input data to a template

I am trying to come up with a very specific semantically narrow term for the information/data that fed into a template to materialize an output. data, info, input and the like are to generic and ...
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What is the correct word (verb) for death due to a run in crowds in English?

What is the word in English which perfectly defines the death due to run and collision in a crowd? It should be a verb and can be used something like in a street where people begin to run when some ...
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Please help to replace these words: working environment, disseminate, disperse, person above in the hierarchy, and fundamental. [closed]

please help to provide the synonym or phrase for the words, that are of a higher learning order, below: working environment spread/pass on/disseminate (knowledge from supervisors to subordinates) ...
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Word for someone who tries to manage, or oversee everything [duplicate]

I know a couple of people who have determined that they, for whatever reason, need to help guide other people through their lives. They always do things or suggest things to multiple people, usually ...
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Word for “person who unsuccessfully tries to be witty”

I remember reading a very specific word defined as "someone who tries to employ wit unsuccessfully". I have not been able to relocate where I read this and my research has been mostly dead-ends thus ...
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Word for “of neutrinos” [closed]

I'm looking for a word meaning of or related to neutrinos, in the way that "proton" has "protonic", "electron" has "electronic", etc.
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What word should I use when I want to say someone said?

A said that "if you want to get this job, you must know about computer hardware." B state that "you must finished this task within this week, otherwise we will have problems" I know and use only 2 ...
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Noun or phrase similar to clone with positive connotation?

I'm searching for a noun (a single word if possible) or phrase that conveys that one thing functions the same as another externally, even though the internals may differ. Nouns such as copy, a clone, ...
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What's a word for an instance in which one has an opinion about something without having tried it?

What do you call it when someone has a strong opinion about something without having any experience with that thing? For example, if someone writes an entire newspaper article about how disgusting pie ...
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Noun for something that is randomly chosen?

Example: Since the murderer didn't know the victim, the detectives assumed the murder was a [...]. This is just an example, though, I'm not looking for a word for that kind of crime. Just a ...
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*A neutral alternative to “notable”

What is an appropriate term to use when describing a polarising book (or other work) which has received widespread attention, indicating both its importance and controversial nature without "taking ...
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What is an appropriate word/phrase for the feeling one has when doing something that feels sort of disagreeable, even though it is good

All I can come up with is "it felt so wrong, like using a Coca Cola to take a vitamin" Edit: In that example, it's not so much the idea of "cancelling out" the benefit of the vitamin, it's more doing ...
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What is it called when someone uses your name to describe an act?

I often hear people say, for example: Uh oh.. he's done a Bob (Bob being the name of a person who does such acts, the act being anything) Is there a word for that? What would you call that?
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What is a word for someone who tries to be clever?

What's a word for someone who tries to be clever? For example you spell something wrong, just a small typo such as one letter in the word wrong, and they call you out about it knowing full well what ...
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Verb meaning “Verbally correct”? [Translating “Regañar” from spanish]

Talking with my spanish colleagues one used the word Regañar and explained that it means 'tell someone what they are doing wrong', like telling a child to correct their behavior. Can anyone think of ...