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What do you call the green slippery thing formed, due to standing in water?

I can only think of "algae" or preferably "green algae", these are in the context of science. But is there any other general word in English used for this green slippery thing? In Hindi we say, ...
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Difference between “purpose” and “goal”

What does this sentence from Star Trek: The Alternative Factor mean? Jim, madness has no purpose ... or reason ... but it may have a goal. As far as I know purpose and goal are synonyms. How ...
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Proverb: “have fate without destiny”

I was looking for an English equivalent of the Chinese proverb (有įž˜æ— åˆ†) which describes couples who meet but who do not for whatever reason stay together. My friend (native speaker, no Chinese ...
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service record translation [closed]

How do you say "El servicio militar" in English?