A vocabulary is the body of words used in a particular language.

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In lockstep, hand in hand, go in parallel, coincide

I'll give an example in which I want to use the phrases from the title: The company has grown in lockstep/hand in hand/in parallel with the general economic growth and the development of the ...
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How can I say “me defiendo hablando X idioma”? [on hold]

How can I say "me defiendo hablando X idioma"
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Is there a word for enjoying something, but disliking the fact that other people enjoy it or disliking the way they enjoy it?

Elitist or snobbish comes close to what I mean, but I don't feel like either of those are descriptive enough. I'm just wondering if there's a more specific word. For instance: I find that when I ...
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Lead someone to make a statement

Is the verb "lead" used in the sense of "getting someone to do something by a cunning" Does the phrase "lead someone to say something" make sense? Also, would it make sense if I turned it around e.g. "...
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Is there a word for someone who adds er at the end of comparatives

Instead of bigger or heavier, they say biggerer and heavierer. I know it is not a speech defect: just a bad habit and they do it all the time, like Can you speak louderer Please make the ...
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A word for someone who gets scared easily

I have looked online and most websites reference words such as cowardly and spooked. Those however don't seem to reflect what I am looking for. I am looking for a simple word to call someone who ...
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Given, particular, specific, any

I'm not sure which of the words from the title would be the best choice to indicate that I'm referring to a random consequence in general, in the context of the following sentence: Most often, a ...
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A noun for the act of brushing one's teeth?

I can't think of a proper word to use here... for example, in a hypothetical schedule there might be this: Shower - 9:30 Teeth brushing - 9:40 But Teeth brushing seems very strange/unnatural. Is ...
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What does she mean when she says shyly to me : “Hmm, Mmm and Aww !”

I have seen some women make some remarks when they like something said in their appreciation- of their beauty or of their intellect- may be. Like Hmm, Mmm and Aww. I guess they say," Thank you so ...
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A word for counting the prisoners

Is there a word or a phrase for counting the prisoners in a jail to see if anyone is missing. Is prisoner count a valid term?
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What is a word for “to state facts as opinion”?

Stating opinions as facts is called dogmatism. Then what is stating facts as opinions called? example sentence: They __________ on the statistics so that the statistics fit their own agenda.
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Need word for a pathway or trail formed by frequent use by people, not through landscape or town planning [duplicate]

The paved pathway across the grassy knoll became unused in favor of a .... [NEED WORD FOR TRAIL FORMED BY FREQUENT USE AS A SHORTCUT].
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Is there a word for “ someone who hates people from their own country”? [duplicate]

A xenophobe is someone who holds a strong dislike toward people from other countries. My question is: is there a word for someone who holds a strong dislike toward people from their own country? I ...
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What do you call this particular sitting position?

Have a look at the following picture Is there a word for the sitting position of the boy with recorder ?
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I Need To transcribe [closed]

I need to have transcribe for this clip please just write script I don't need to time I just need transcribe. Now I think my question is relevant and specific and is so clear. https://www.youtube....
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Looking for a word - thing that wastes a lot of time [duplicate]

I am looking for a words for a thing in which you invest a lot of time but don't gain anything. For example using whatsapp.
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What does “disciplinary” mean in this sentence from the NY Times? [closed]

The claim is not simply that disciplinary expertise confers moral and political superiority, but that historians, because of their training, are uniquely objective observers: “As historians, we ...
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What do you call the additional money you pay when you buy a store or restaurant in return for many cutomers and nice facilities?

In Korea, it is customary for prospective buyers to pay the extra money to the owner of any business establishment when they want to buy it. The more customers and nicer facilities any store or shop ...
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Word for someone who is extremely good at one thing vs someone who is modestly skilled at many different things

Is there a word for someone who is a master of one particular weapon or martial art vs. someone who is skilled with many different weapons or martial art styles? (Maybe this can apply to skillsets in ...
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Super Duper -usage and nuance

I'd like to know how to use the idiom: Super Duper. It seems to be a slang which means great or marvelous. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/superduper But, one of my colleagues sometimes says "I'm ...
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Can I define our company's business as sell furnishings if we do not sell furniture?

Our company produces and sells rugs, throw pillows, decorative objects, cushions, lamps, wall decor products, curtains, candle holders and generally everything else which is decorative for the house, ...
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Railway switch change direction verb

I'm looking for the verb which could be used to indicate that someone changed the direction of a railway switch. Is it: to turn a railway switch to toggle a railway switch to change a railway ...
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what is the meaning of “strange pub”?

"You cannot order it in a strange pub..." I found this when I was solving a crossword.. I'm wondering what dose the "strange pub" mean? According to the dictionary.com the "pub" is a British slang ...
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Word for an opinion on a subject which, by definition, divides a group of people [closed]

"Polarizes" is not the right word for this. If you can imagine a group of people being strictly divided in opinion, the ideological line which divided them would be the thing I am trying to ...
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'of the dates you suggest, X is the most suitable for me…'

I'm trying to reply to a formal email, but I can't seem to decide on the best option to say that, out of a number of dates provided as possible choices, a particular one is the one that suits me best. ...
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National is to Nation as <what> is to State?

State-wide is the best I can come up with, but I think National has more significance that simply nation-wide, e.g. a National Treasure. Planning restrictions were eased for the new building as it ...
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I need a word to describe the quality of a rectangle that is “upright”

I would like a more formal word that describes the rectangle on the left as opposed to the slanted one on the right. For some reason, I can't seem to think of a description without being wordy...
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Does alma mater only refer to universities and colleges? [closed]

I was wondering if the term 'alma mater' can be be used to refer to one's place of work, where one has learnt a lot or is it strictly for universities and colleges?
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The suffix -teen [closed]

Is there a relationship between the suffix "-teen", which is added to cardinal numbers from 13 to 19, and the number "ten"?
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“bigger question” vs. “larger question” [closed]

Would you say “a bigger” OR “a larger question”? I am not sure which one is grammatically correct.
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How to memorise new words? [closed]

I usually spend a lot of time learning new words. It is very difficult to keep them in my brain. I prefer watching cartoons and CNN news (sometimes with subtitles). But, anyway, my listening and ...
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A synonym for the word “fanner”

In the old days, kings and wealthy people used to hire fanners to make them feel cooler. My question is: is there an English synonym for the word "fanner"?
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Where do you come in your family? [duplicate]

I am looking for some common questions used to ask about a person's birth order in their family (to ask if he/she is first, second, third, etc. child). Do the following questions sound natural? Where ...
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Weekend/Weekends [migrated]

I would be very happy if you help me to make clear some difficulties in using 'weekend'! What is the difference between a weekend, the weekend, weekends (can we say the weekends?)
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Word for “easy to dismiss”

I know that there is an adjective with that meaning. I just cannot think of it or find it online. I'd be very grateful if someone pointed out a word that means "easy to dismiss" or something similar. ...
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about the verb 'bias'

I am not sure what difference, if any, exists between the following two phrases: bias the report in Peter's favor. bias Peter in favor of the report. I'd appreciate your help.
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Latin (in wide use in English) for nonsensical response? [duplicate]

There is a Latin term or phrase (in wide use in English, esp academic discourse) that one uses in situations like the following: one makes a statement or asks a question one's interlocutor makes a ...
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If abnormal means “not normal”, then why are the original, native people called “aboriginal” people?

Shouldn't they be called original people as opposed to aboriginal people?
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An English word that means “Unable to go to work due to injuries or sickness”

Contrary to what I would expect, there's pretty much no article with this words other than online automated dictionaries (which I don't find truthworthy). So far I have found Laboral Inhability but, ...
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thermocompression bond [closed]

I want to use a verb for "perform thermocompression bonding." I have used "thermocompression bond" with/without a hyphen in the past as in "The component is typically thermocompression-bonded to the ...
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What is the correct term for “2” vs “two”? [closed]

When written this way, "2", what is the correct term? When written this way, "two", what is the correct term?
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What is the word to describe an advanced vocabulary?

Instead of using a common word like "sad", one can use "morose" to make a more vivid image. Or in professional fields words like "pedagogy" are used instead of a more common word like "education". We ...
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Is it normal to use the word “rivalize” for describing, e.g., competing activity?

I would like to edit a phrase in an article describing some mathematical simulation of concurrent struggle on markets. It would be something like: ...if metallurgical enterprises would adhere ...
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implications of the term ground zero

Does the term ground zero always connote destruction or other negative things? If a city is described as ground zero for the insurance industry, does it imply insurance is no longer thriving in that ...
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Words like 'disgruntled' with no positive counterpart [duplicate]

"I was thoroughly gruntled." Are there many words like 'disgruntled' where there is no positive counterpart? And was there ever a word 'gruntled'? And if not, where did 'disgruntled' derive from?
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Thus vs thusly for mathematicians [duplicate]

My expertise is in math & science, not grammar. For mathematicians, 'thus' is generally seen as a synonym for 'therefore'. If I were to write, "The equation should be written thus:", most would ...
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A word for a person who can “quickly adapt to change” [closed]

What is a word for (or how would you describe) A person who can adapt to changes in the workplace newer technologies in requirements for his work
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The USA birth rate or the US birth rate

The original words are: the birth rate of France the birth rate of the USA the birth rate of the UK I want to rewrite these words into simpler formats, but I'm quite confused: French birth rate ...
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Word for Loss of Calibration?

What verb would mean "to lose calibration" through some (edited to clarify initial intent) intentional action? This would imply an object that previously was calibrated but intentionally changed to a ...
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What do you call a person who tells you to do something but they can't do it [closed]

For example if you are in a relationship. The man tells you to update him or tell him everytime you leave the house and go home. Yet he doesn't do it. He doesn't update. He expects you to do the ...