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The word “benefit” in Old English or Latin [closed]

Is there a Latin word for benefit or an Old English word? I cannot find any via Google Search, I only get: Beneficium, which doesn't look promising. I am thinking of more ...
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Is there a verb that describes speaking with a full mouth?

I am looking for a verb that describes speaking with a full mouth, like a child asking something at the dinner table before swallowing, because they are so anxious/curious for the answer. Anything ...
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Is there a word describes a person who always buy what's new?

I mean Is there a word that describes a person who follows the latest stuff. For example, someone who waits desperately for iPhone 6 to come out so he can be the first person who has it among his ...
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“tolerable elapsed time” meaning and a fancier word for this

Found usage: “Big data is a term applied to data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time”. ...
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Is there a word for feeling like a memory is manufactured?

Often in normal conversations I have moments where I say "Oh I remember that!" and then think to myself, do I really remember or have I manufactured that memory based on current conversation? I'm a ...
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Someone who doesn't learn from the mistakes he made

Is there a word or phrase that neans someone who doesn't learn from his mistakes or makes the same mistakes again?
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Looking for a word describing the date a payment was intended for

I'm writing an application that currently stores the date that a payment was made as "CreatedOn". That date is always going to be what ever the time and date is at the time you made the payment. The ...
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What is the correct term in sports for “get to the next round”?

What is the correct way to say that a team got to the next round? For example, "Team A won the quarter finals and got (the correct verb here) to semi-final"
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Rhyme that matches the entire last syllable

I'm looking at a phenomenon in certain Hebrew poetry whereby the rhyming words have the entire final syllable (CVC) matching, instead of just the end of the final syllable (-VC). Using English ...
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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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Is there a word that specifically means 'the delight of experiencing something new'

And if there isn't, how are new words like this usually invented? (I realise the answer is probably that they're not, but they do occasionally make new words through evolution)
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Word for “less far” meaning the opposite of “further”?

Is there an equivalent like "further" of "less far"? "I still have energy, so I want to run further." vs "I am out of energy, so I want to run [word meaning less distance]"
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Is there a single word meaning “good night vision”

Nyctalopia is a medical condition meaning poor night vision. Is there an equivalent single word meaning good night vision, either in medical or general parlance?
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Single word for floating dust visible in sunlight

Is there a single word used in English for the visibility of dust particles floating in a stream of sunlight? shutterstock.com
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Line Art: A word like Scrimshaw or Filligree?

I'm looking for a word that refers to a fine, decorative line-work illustration that is used for accenting signage or letterhead. It's similar in usage to scrimshaw (except not a picture) or filigree ...
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Is there a word for when someone tells you to do what you're already doing?

Is there a word that describes when someone tells you to do the thing that you are already doing? It seems there should be a word for that. Or at least there should be a word for it so that you can ...
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Word meaning 'someone who has received a lot'

What's a generic word for someone who has been given a lot [of good things]? We were playing a party game last night wherein we were to describe our life in one word. Later, as we drove home, my ...
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1answer
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What do you call a member of a federation? [closed]

I'm wondering if there is a more specific word than "member".
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What do you call someone who subtly implies they are better than you?

What is a good word for someone that is usually nice and cordiar, but randomly likes to imply they are "better than you?" The implication is usually subtle, but it's done via a social snub, body ...
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Word for something being both beautiful and terrible at the same time

I want to know a word that describes the phenomenon of something being both beautiful and terrible at the same time, like a tsunami or the eye of a tornado.
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1answer
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What does “stocked” mean? [closed]

What does this sentence mean "I make sure everything stays clean and stocked"? I don't understand the word "stocked". Please explain to me! Thank you so much!
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A person who isn't skilled in a particular field, a common (wo)man

For example, you're a fashion designer who wants to get the opinion of both a professional and someone who doesn't know much about fashion. What's a term for the latter person?
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A word for “something that can be rolled-back” [closed]

Supposing I have a given operation/sequence of operations that can be either commited or rolled-back, can I say that each operation is "rollbackable"? What is a word for something that can be rolled ...
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Word for going to a university class but without being enrolled?

Not sure if this only happens in my country, but a university student can go to a class without actually being enrolled. The student is either there because he wants to "try" the class first, or ...
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Word that describes a problem that is missing a precondition

I'm an engineer, and sometimes I want to describe a problem that is unresolvable in it's current state. The problem might be easy, or somewhat complex, but the key aspects of it are understood and it ...
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Word for the person who only plans

What is the word for the person who only plans for something? Or the person only starts something and then forgets it or does not complete it.
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What do you call a disk with a hole in the middle?

Compact Discs, washers and Aerobie frisbees are all disks with a hole in the middle. Is there a word (either mathematical or not) to describe this shape? I mean the specific case of a round hole in a ...
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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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Spending, expense, spend or what?

I'm doing a simple finance app and I would like to know what is the best way of saying that a new expense is to be added (e.g. I bought a coffee and I want to register that event). The following are ...
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Single word for “Without any mistakes” [closed]

Is there a single word that denotes the meaning "without any mistakes", or "without any errors?
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Reduce the intensity of an attitude

Which verb can I use in place of the bolded text in the following sentence? "He usually argues very aggressively but he has reduced the intensity of his aggression in the presence of guests." Would ...
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A person who is trying to impress somebody

What do we call a person who is trying to impress somebody (not necessarily to gain any advantage). For e.g., he buys them expensive products, always talking in a sweet manner etc. To describe an act ...
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What is a non-gendered synonym for “macho”?

In teaching computer science, I often want to mention certain beliefs that would normally be described as "macho", such as "Strong types are for weak minds" (translation: only lousy programmers need a ...
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Is there a term that means temporary base camp?

It seems like there should be a concise term meaning a temporary base of operations. The implication would be that it's where someone has established a transient headquarters in an area they do not ...
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Word to describe someone who does whatever they please?

I’m looking for a word that could be used to describe someone that does whatever he wants and doesn't listen to anyone else. Someone like Julius Caesar maybe?
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What is a word that means single-time optimism?

Hoping for something catchy, not a mundane word. I'm looking for a word that means that you believe things will work out, this time. Preferably a word that you could divine the meaning of it while not ...
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1answer
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Synonym/more sophisticated term for free-flowing

I am looking for an apt, or rather, a more sophisticated description for my cacographic handwriting style. The term free-flowing is strictly accurate. However, I am looking for a adjective or term ...
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What is somebody who can “predict” or “see” into the future called?

I always make intuitions regarding future, sometimes good and sometimes bad, and most of the time they are likely to be proven true. So what a person would be called who's intuitions always become ...
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What is the difference between zero, nought and null? [closed]

Is null only a computer science word? Does nought refer to the digit only?
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What is the sponsored party called?

Google results for sponsee have scattered definitions in unreliable sources, so it does not appear that is a real word. I'm looking for something similar, a single word. The specific context is a ...
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What do I call a person who I have helped?

What do I call a person who I have helped? I help others, what should I call them or when I'm writing, how should I mention them?
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Term for Subversive, Passive-Aggressive Insults (In which the insulter has plausible deniability, concerning any actual effort at offense)

To clarify, what I'm seeking is a term that represents a speaker offering a backhanded compliment, in which the speaker is the only one that doesn't share this point of view. Example: "Personally, I ...
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A more formal English expression for K-12 (in the US)? [duplicate]

This is US-specific. I had mistakenly believed that grade school meant K-12. Turns out it refers only to elementary school. Is there a more formal (but fairly succinct) English expression for K-12?
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Word for 'one who steals books'

What is the name of the person who steals books? Can you please tell me what is the word for it?
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A single word for a person who couldn't fulfill his/her dream

What is a person who couldn't fulfill his dream in life called? I'm talking about someone who wanted to become something that he couldn't become. I would like a single word with this exact meaning, ...
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Describing the phonetic interaction between the F and the T in often

In the word often, the labiodental non-sibilant fricative f precedes the alveolar stop t, which is then followed by the vowel e. The Oxford Dictionaries Online offers two accepted pronunciations: ...
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Racism, homophobia, xenophobia etc [closed]

Is there any term encompassing all those "phobias"? I mean a word describing state of hatred towards all kind of minorities?
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Is “correspondingly” used here correctly?

The importance of Internet access grows each day, correspondingly, web content accessibility too becomes equally important to ensure it meets the needs of users with disabilities. ...
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Word/phrase to indicate time occupation

If someone has a tight schedule or is a little strange, for the sake of politeness, I want to say him that I am not in a rush and you can take whatever time you need to answer me. Could you please ...