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

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Is there a term similar to fascist used outside the political realm? [closed]

I've heard the term "body fascist," which I assume means someone who subscribes to a collective ideal of body image, but I was unsure if that use of "fascist" could be applied to anything.
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How to emphasize being complimented professionally? [closed]

I would like to say something along the lines that I am honored to accept... (job, award, etc) but without using the term honored as I find it more dramatic sounding (purely my subjective sentiment ...
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Word for making an assertion without knowledge of its truth? [closed]

As opposed to lying which is to assert a false statement knowing that it is untrue, with the intent to deceive. Is there a related word for making a statement as if it were true, with the intent to ...
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Is the word 'get' correctly replacing more and more words in English?

Would it be safe to say that using the word get (or phrases containing it) to replace existing but longer words is now fashionable and acceptable? With already about 50 meanings, it is replacing ...
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Can I use the word “sceptical” this way? [closed]

I am sceptical about my vacation plan. Is this the correct way to write? I wanted to express doubt about my vacation schedule. I have to tell someone that my vacation schedule has yet to be ...
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Meaning of 'not permitted in A or in B' [closed]

Does "not permitted in A or in B" mean "not permitted in A and not permitted in B" or mean "not permitted in A or not permitted in B"? Thanks for any helpful answers!
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What's the meaning of “I've got an end darter down on six” in The Pink Panther?

In the movie The Pink Panther, during the scene of Clouseau's bag full of weapons, the person that checked the bag later says "I've got an end darter down on six". What's the meaning of the phrase? ...
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Chronologically relevant

I am looking for the word that expresses the relevancy of an event as it follows the next in a series. But the relevancy is NOT from one event to another (especially no causality); the events follow ...
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What is a more general word for 'airport' and 'train station'? [duplicate]

I am designing an application, and I am looking to group these two entities (airports and train stations) into one category. The primary meaning of station seems to be for trains, and air station ...
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Complement of “attentive” in the sense of “vigilant”

In several dictionaries I have found that "attentive" can mean either "paying attention", "observant", "vigilant", etc, or "courteous", "considerate (about)", "careful to fulfil the needs (of)". With ...
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Word for a phrase that is very commonly used to describe something [closed]

What is a word to describe a phrase such as "Anything can happen", which is often made in reference to baseball. This is frequently said, but "platitude" and "cliche" aren't the right terms. What ...
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Word for the feeling of thrill when doing something for the first time [closed]

I want a funky word for the feeling of thrill when doing something for the first time. The word should contain 'first'
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How well does the “A” fit in the “B”?

I'm trying to find two words that describe how well a single person/object/thing would fit in with some kind of situation/grouping/place/things. A few examples: "How well does the 'Student' fit in ...
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Yearning without Hope

I was reading Poe and thinking about his work. Then I thought his dark-romantic style seems like a huge yearning without any hope but I was not sure if this is possible. Does the word yearning contain ...
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Date as a synonym for anus

In the Song "Ten Foot Cock And A Few Hundred Virgins" Tim Minchin uses the phrase "it's a sin to take it up the date, even if it's great, even with your cowboy mate". I'm not a native English speaker ...
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What do you call that annoying toddler that whines about everything?

You know that kid you see in a supermarket with his/her mom, and the kid is all like: "I don't like that", and starts to scream? What is a good word or slang term for that?
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What does 'project-plugging' mean here? Also can any other constructions be formed using '~plugging'?

Guy Branum Awarding points for name-dropping, project-plugging and flirting with the host, the former Chelsea Lately writer's monthly Talk Show: The Game Show competition elevates self-promotion ...
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Is it “visit at the doctor” or “visit at the doctor's”? What's the difference? [duplicate]

Are both expressions OK? Why/ why not? Why do we say "at the doctor's"?
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What's the one word for a person who generalizes everything? [closed]

I am searching for a word which qualifies a person as someone who makes sweeping generalizations on almost everything and tends to stereotype people. He picks up one trait of a person(something which ...
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Another word for “hot”(as in feelings)?

When you feel something hot in your mouth like pepper: are there any other words for it? Pepperish, perhaps? Is "pepperish" appropriate? Not only in the mouth and any other parts of the body
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A word for all groups in university of the same specialty graduating in the same year?

Basically what I wanna to say is that one of the students was the best among all others of his specialty in the year he graduated, not like the best graduate, but the best in his specialty. Right ...
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Can't Understand Sentence Containing Word “Keep The Difference” [closed]

I work for a client at the rate of X USD (United State Dollars) per hour. Recently, he accidentally paid me at the rate of Y USD per hour. Y is greater than X. I notified him of his mistake and he ...
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Repudiability, Deniability or what?

What is the correct way to say that a certain assertion, claim or declaration cannot be denied? In Computer Science, sometime people say "non-deniable/deniability" and somewere I even ...
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An adjective for a film or book with very long dialogues

Is there a word to describe a film (or book) that features very long dialogues and most of its scenes or passages revolve around dialogues? I came up with the word "dialogue-y" but that obviously ...
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what is the meaning of the word “MUST”

This question is in relation with my other question in this site (please have time to look at it) The Resistance Operatives must select the Mission Success card; Spies may select either the ...
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What is it called when someone attacks a person and the offender gets an even worse reputation?

What is it called when you defame someone and you happen to lose respect for doing that. For example, "George is verbally attacking John, by doing that George is losing people's respect" Thus: ...
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what is the difference between charlatan and chicanery? [closed]

I am skeptical abut the difference between the above two words. When I googled it shows charlatan is "a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill." and chicanary is "trickery, ...
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What is the difference between employee and personnel?

I have been searching on how to use the following nouns personnel and employee in their proper meanings. I always find that personnel refers to people employed in an organization , and employees are ...
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How to distingiush adaptable from adaptive? [closed]

I really wonder what is the subtle difference between these two terms, and if they could be used interchangably somewhere? Adaptable Adaptive
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Looking for a word similar to “issue” - “issiation”? [closed]

I have recently heard a word that sounded similar to "issue" but I could not find it when I searched in the internet - probably because I didn't spell it correctly. It sounded like "issiation", the ...
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Questions about vocabulary related to publishing and writing - proper words

Updating my resume and converting it to English, I encountered the following issues: I have written a few technical books. In the resume summary, what should I refer to myself as? Writer, author..? ...
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Is there any difference between “Anyone” and “Any one”?

Always when I read books in English I see sometimes there is a space between "Any and One" and sometimes there is not any space . So, I will be thankful if you please tell me the difference.
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How can one decide whether to use the compound form of a word when the one- or two-word versions are acceptable? [duplicate]

This question is an attempt to find an abstract answer to every "one word or two?" discussion. My problem is exemplified by this scenario: My text editor's spellchecker recently corrected me on my ...
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What does “like a [expletive] wazoo” mean? [closed]

I was video-documenting on my cellphone like a goddamn wazoo. What does wazoo mean in that sentence? I googled it, and the results seemed to indicate wazoo means ass. Is that what it means in the ...
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how to read numbers of 6 digit in formal english

How to say these two numbers: 112177 eleven hundrends thousands and twenty one hundren and seventy seven one hundred and twelve thousands and one hundred seventy seven the same for this number ...
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Term for when a negative word is used positively?

Many years ago I heard a linguistics professor use a term to describe when negative words evolve to express positive opinions. For example, African Americans began in the 1970s to say "bad" when ...
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What are someone's 'last words' called?

What are someone's last words, spoken on their deathbed, called? What about those that are perhaps left written or scribed on paper?
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'Move to a new place' - different way of saying it

I want to find a way of saying something like... [...] I am willing to fund my move to [insert country's name here] myself to make up for [...] ... in a natural way. I am pretty positive a ...
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appropriate phrase for expressing close distances toward a person

Imagine this scenario: You are having a conversation with someone about a tropical fruit which you have seen the picture of it(on the internet or something) and you do know the name of it, but you ...
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Proper term for “surity..??” [closed]

What's the proper word for "surity or sure-ness". E.g. "It's a surity that it will happen". I know "assurance" can be used. But is there an even closer term for this..?
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Informal usage of the word “deliver”

I am accompanying some of my friend to somewhere and I want to talk about it with someone else. For example, "I delivered him/her to the airport." But I'm not sure whether that's common in ...
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What word means something close to “related by happenstance”

A program runs on a specific computer. The program and the computer are individually important. However, it is not important that the program run on this particular computer. We have several ...
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The meaning of the word “decanter”?

I have looked up the word decanter in several dictionaries to find a meaning that matches its use in the sentence below, but I failed. In a problem-based learning setting, teachers need to ...
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Meaning of unknown word “Steeldust” [closed]

There is a strange usage of a strange word steeldust. It is used in the following extract from a Warhammer novel: ...shown in white marble numerals on their battleplates and the steeldust rims ...
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“Hover a link” vs “hover over a link” [closed]

Which is correct: "hover a link" or "hover over a link"? (context: hovering a mouse over a computer hyperlink) I'd especially appreciate a reference (like a dictionary citation) so that I learn how ...
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Is there a word for a vocabulary associated with a particular work of fiction?

In his Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien coins the word "glitter" to be a collective noun for elves. In his books about Wonderland, Louis Carol invents an absolute mountain of words, words like ...
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What are two people from the same town called? [duplicate]

We usually use the word 'countryman' or 'countrywoman' for the people who live in the same country. What word do we use for the people living in the same city or town?
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Adjective for family-friendly jokes?

Kind of sincere, earnest, like you might find in a kids' movie; homely, a little banal, or... it's on the tip of my tongue!
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Specific terms for the tray and the bus-like cart used by vendors in theaters, stadiums, trains, etc

Is there a specific word in English for the bus-like (sense 2; sense 3 on AHD) cart and the tray used by vendors to carry their products through the aisles of trains, theaters, stadiums, etc.?
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Need some help in writing an essay about education as the main goal in life [closed]

Good afternoon everyone! Can you kindly help me with these sentences (I really don't know if natives do write this way about the priority in life (which for me is education). For some people money is ...