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Is there a word for this emotion? Resentment over someone's good fortune without wanting it - Not quite jealousy/envy

What is the word to describe this? I was reading up about the differences between jealousy and envy and this doesn't seem to fit either, when you don't actually want what the other person has, nor do ...
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An adjective which means “the father of a bride gives her away”?

What adjective could I use to describe the typical ‘Western’ wedding custom, whereby the father of the bride gives his daughter away? I need an adjective that describes this tradition, in order to ...
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“Butcher shops” sell meat products, what is the name of a shop that sells cheese and ice cream?

I'm a native English speaker in the U.S. Recently I visited the place where my local university processes dairy into various cheeses and ice cream. These are sold in a small store/shop on campus. ...
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Single word for “Someone who's in on a secret”

Is there a noun that means "someone who's in on a secret"? There are words like accomplice and conspirator for people who take part in clandestine activities, but I failed to find one for people ...
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What is the word for an inline editor's comment?

What is the word for an inline editor's comment? As an example, I was reading a particular software product's online documentation (more of a wiki) and I was surprised to find that there were certain ...
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Word or sentence to describe a process

I am looking for a word or sentence to describe a process in formal terms. A process that is not an "Automated process" or "Manual Process" but somewhere in between. A word or sentence if you must, ...
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One word to refer to live streams and videos? [on hold]

How would you refer to internet live streams and videos in one word? Thanks in advance
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word for someone who is a “victim” of confirmation bias or a logical fallacy?

Say, for example, Jim has his bias confirmed on some argument. Is there a noun that describes his relation to the confirmation bias? Victim is the first word that comes to mind for me, but it gives ...
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What do you call someone moving arms and legs around much?

I'm trying to find a word or short description for someone who... ...May well wave their arms and legs around, but not in a clumsy, clowny way, not randomly, not without a purpose. ...Is not afraid ...
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Name for newly joined employees

Is there any word to indicate newly joined members in the company? I use New joinees New recruits Freshers Newly appointed. But I want the correct word.
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Is there one word that means 'to temporarily join'?

Is there a one-worded synonym for 'temporarily join'? Examples: I want to temporarily join your team Or a slightly different meaning; I want to temporarily join these two pieces of metal ...
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Is there a word for one who drives in the direction opposite the one prescribed for the given lane? [duplicate]

After having found the image below, I’m wondering whether there is a word that English speakers use to describe someone driving on the opposite side of a road. A bit of searching pulled up ...
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Word for a book that describes translations

I am looking for a word that is used to describe a book that contains one-to-one translations of words from one language to another. For example, a chinese-english dictionary is one of these types of ...
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Is there a word that means “to rotate into the correct position”?

Say you have a rocket in the incorrect orientation, and it moves into the correct orientation, what is a word instead of moves that describes what the rocket did?
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Word for Self-Exemplifying Phrase

Depeche Mode's song, "I Promise You I Will," contains the following lines: I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say (I promise you) I know they don't sound the way I ...
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Word to describe people engaged in “credit card fraud”

I find the word "fraudster" a little bit silly-sounding when used in a serious context. Do there exist any synonyms that are more usable in professional discussions of fraud? I'm mostly interested ...
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Aggregator and Forwarder

Is there any single word for something who "aggregate and forward"? I have a program which collect logs from all machines and then forwards/feeds it to various other components. I want to name this ...
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Is there a word for “a person from another race”?

I am searching for a word that means ‘of another race’ to be used in context of a sentence such as "She was deeply protective to her [of other race], foster children." "They shunned the ...
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Is there any all-purpose opposite for “in person”?

I'm looking for a term or single word that can be used as the opposite of "in person" in situations we might be involved in a given activity without our direct (physical) presence, like: Taking ...
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Is there a word that describes the swift and skillful covering of the natural emotions?

Some people become adept at completely hiding their natural reaction to a situation. Some may call this lying, or just control. Neither of these describes when it is done swiftly in the moment, and ...
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Word for knowing what one wants to do, but not knowing how to do it

I often imagine my dream softwares, but I do not know how to program them into reality. What words, that are more fitting than impotent and ignorant, are there for a practical, non-verbal "tip of the ...
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Term for intentionally blanking or blurring parts of images or videos

Names or other sensitive information in an official document, or in a previously secret document now made public, are often deleted to protect the privacy of the individuals. It's usually done ...
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“Giver of false hope” translation?

The term "PHP" (no, not the programming language) stands for pemberi harapan palsu which roughly means giver of false hope in English. An example of usage would be: "Sialan lo, PHP ya! Katanya mau ...
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Small or little question

A question for which the asker does not know the answer. But for the answerer is very easy because he is very familiar with the issue, or has the information at hand. (Of course, we can call it an ...
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Single word for “personal vocabulary”

I find that I have a sort of "personal dictionary" of words that I like to use. I use "salient" a lot. I use "hence", "perhaps", "incapable", "fortuitous" frequently. I store a sort of "cache" of ...
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English equivalent for “matrimonial bed”

I just heard that some romance languages (e.g., Spanish and Italian) use a word that translates directly as "matrimonial bed" and basically means a queen- or king- sized, as far as I can tell. Does ...
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Theatrical Term Describing Technicians and Ensemble

I am making a program for the school musical coming up. On the inside of it, I have the left-hand part of the page as the cast. On the right-hand side, I have the technicians and the ensemble (people ...
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One word for 'something that can be overlooked'

I am looking for a single word for something that can be overlooked. Does a word like 'overlookable' exist? Google throws up only Urban Dictionary or Wiktionary suggestions which I suppose are not ...
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2answers
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Fun + Challenging =?

I am looking for a single word that can be used to describe an activity (e.g., work or studies) that is both “fun” and “challenging”. Words I have tried include “intriguing”, “fascinating”, ...
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5answers
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What is a positive-language-focused term for an attempted solution that didn't work?

There is a quote: I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. I'd like to use a term that is devoid of negative connotation for those "ways that won't work". Terms like ...
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Non-sexual term for spread-eagle

This word is just not coming to mind. The closest I can think of are "arms and legs asunder" but that conjures up some pretty graphic and unintended imagery. Same with spread-eagle which is the first ...
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Is there a negative word for an overt display of emotion? [duplicate]

I recently discovered a friend who always believed that cheesy, corny and tacky meant (to use their words) a "pornographic display of emotion". As in: The end of a TV show where that Dad says to the ...
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What do you call a person who doesn't like/hates traveling?

Example: Speaker A: Should we invite Mark to the trip? Speaker B: Nah, he's a [...]
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4answers
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A word for “when you are looking at somebody but thinking something else”?

Is there a word for "when you are looking at somebody but thinking something else"? Like when you stare at somebody but you are thinking of something else.
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What is this person called? [duplicate]

A person who is a jack of all trades; he has done almost everything, knows everything, has gone everywhere, and is quite experienced. Is there any single word for such a person?
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Possible context of “underpinning”

I wonder, if I might use the word: 'underpinning' in the context of technologies. Looking for examples, I usually only find it in the context of theories and arguments. Example: "MIMO is ...
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Name for a groom, in relation to the best man

I'm the best man in a wedding, in a wedding with a groom. However this has lead to an odd conundrum. The groom can refer to me as his best man, however I am unsure of the term I can use for him. He ...
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2answers
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What do you call the process of processing data before triggering an event? [on hold]

If I have a process below in an Event-Oriented System, Pub-Sub System, or etc: Receive Input -> Process Data -> Decide if to Trigger Event -> Trigger Event what word or process can I call ...
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Phrase to describe person who seeks 100% achievements in game

After completing a mission or beating a game, an achievement or trophy will pop up. How do I describe such a person who sticks with it, to unlocking all the achievements of a game, no matter what ...
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One Word : What do you call who chill / relax a lot? [on hold]

I need one word for people who chill / party / relax / play games / travel and just chill most of the time.
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What is a single word for a person who, as a habit, exaggerates a lot when relating information?

What is a single word for a person who, as a habit, exaggerates a lot when relating information? So for example, they relate something that happened but exaggerate so much that they are including ...
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Term for not taking a stance or non-stance on an issue

I am looking for a noun that represents someone's lack of stance on an issue (either political, religious, etc). Used in a sentence, it would be something along the lines of: "His _____ has failed ...
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Facilitate (XX) student-student interaction?

I want to describe the advantage of small class. It facilitates [XX] teacher to student interaction. But I don't know what to fill in for [XX]. Can I say, closer and more effective? The ...
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1answer
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What is the word or phrase?

Is there a word or phrase for the following ice breaker game. A group of people form a circle, and the first person says their name. The next person on the left goes and says the first person's name ...
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A word for a person concerned with spelling

What do we call a person who is very much concerned with correct spelling of a word but especially with name. That person is ......?
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Is there an umbrella word for cancer treatment?

I know that there is a noun for cancer as an area of medicine: oncology. But is there a word for things under the umbrella of the art and science of cancer treatment? I was thinking of something ...
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What do you think about this character flaw? [on hold]

What is the character trait of a person who wants money or material things before showing interest in another, but interest wanes when the rewards cease?
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What is the word for knowing how to use something (phone, car, etc), but not understanding how it works?

I'm looking for a word which encapsulates the above concept. An example: when someone knows how to use their phone, but doesn't understand how to take it apart, put it together, etc.
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What word describes someone who does something to you but claims it is you doing it to them [on hold]

My wife is taking a former employer to an employment tribunal as she has been harassed on social media by at least one of their employees. This stalking and harassment has caused her great distress. ...
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What would you call someone who likes to make lists?

As in, "I make lists for everything, I just really like list-making. I'm a _______" listphile? There's got to be something better than that.