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Word or Short Phrase to Describe Standing In Relation to One's Own Past Performance

I'm working on a website for encouraging habit change that includes a table consisting of the user's current streak and two of that same user's better streaks and two of his or her worse streaks, ...
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what is the opposite of “appreciate”? [closed]

What is the opposite word for "appreciate" that I can use in a sentence like this one :- "If you like my work I would be happy if you appreciate it. If you do not like my work, you have the right to ...
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in the following website or on the following website? [duplicate]

I'm confused about using in or on in the following sentence. You are able to see that detailed information in the following website or You are able to see that detailed information on the ...
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so+adj+that structure

My question is when you do the so+adj+that structure, do you have to remove the pronoun ? Like in this example, should i leave 'it' out? The milk is very hot. The baby can't drink it now. --> The ...
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How should captions of existing visuals be used?

How should captions of existing visuals be used? A. They should be read but only because they contain interesting information. B. They can be skipped because they just contain extra information. C. ...
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Small word to describe the purpose or status of some data

I'm designing a data transmission pattern template for some Arduino development, and I want to designate a field in the data to describe the purpose and status of that packet of data. Before ...
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Is there a single word to denote “arguments on words, word meanings, and their registers”

I often get into arguments with my colleagues on the difference between formal and informal words. Example: He was felicitated on bagging the first prize. I tried to explain to my colleagues ...
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Is there a difference between disclude vs exclude? [closed]

I say exclude if I want to prevent inclusion in the first place. I say disclude if I want to express that I remove something that was already previously included (as in its remove from inclusion ...
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What's the word for something that has a mind of its own?

An example could be the lawnmower that works sometimes, but seems to have a mind of its own. It could also be the literal word for having a mind of its own, to describe any being.
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Can I say “murdering thoughts” or should it be “murderous thoughts” and what is difference between these? [closed]

Is the phrase "murdering thoughts" correct, or should it be "murderous thoughts"? Could I use "murdering thoughts" in any other context. Could I use sentence like "I am murdering thoughts" or use ...
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Word for most, or best of something

Whats the word for when one says a thing is the best of something? E.g. the word covers all following: That is the most amazing It is the coolest We are the greatest at this This word does exist, ...
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Target or Subject of a Requirement or Criteria

What would be a good term for the subject of a requirement? If one has a requirement applied to them, they would be the [word] of that requirement. I'm looking for something more descriptive than ...
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What do you call this segment of road between the lane and an exit?

Circled in red. Is there an official name for the portion of road between the road and an exit is called?
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Translation for 'la douleur exquise'?

I'm looking for a term for 'la douleur exquise'. What I want to capture is the frustration of wanting to be something that everyone loves but knowing you can never be that, where frustration means a ...
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Certification date vs certificate date

In company XYZ people can get a certificate called 'XYZ certified professional'. This certificate has a date and the certificate is valid for a number of years from that date onwards. Which is the ...
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“Interval” counters as opposed to cumulative counters?

At work I am working on an application that performs measurements on network traffic. It counts things like number of packets received, number of bytes received etc... The global results are stored in ...
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What do you call the segment of track between two train stops?

Is there a dedicated word or expression for a segment of track between two train stops? Can "train station" also refer to the track between two stations? The context is an article about computer ...
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Adjective for an activity that is not condoned

I'm looking for an adjective that could be used to describe an activity that is generally frowned upon, although not necessarily illegal. Or if it is indeed unlawful, then it should be a "soft" ...
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There is 80 years or there are 80 years? [closed]

Which one should I use? Do I use plural form of are since there is more than one year?
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Make it quick or quickly? [closed]

Do I say make it quickly or quick when referring to doing something fast?
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Got/Gotten- Is there a trick? [duplicate]

Got/Gotten- Which one should I use and is there a trick?
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Word or Phrase that means “a person who disregards their life while rescuing people in danger”

Suppose a person saves the life of others without giving any thought that it could be dangerous, harmful, or life-threatening to himself. He doesn't care that this endeavour might harm, injure, or ...
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It hurts my “feeling” vs “feelings” [closed]

One can see both variants used. Are both correct? And what the difference, if so? I suppose, when word "feeling" is used in this this context, the phrase must be extended with the mention of ...
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How to express “I hope” in “it is” sentence pattern?

I want to use "it is...that" sentence pattern to express the same meaning as "I hope that..". The first thing to come to my mind is "it is my hope/wish that ...", but that sounds quite weird. So how ...
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Is it a verse or stanza?

Is "verse" or "stanza" the proper word to refer to some "paragraph" in a poem? For example, in Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over ...
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Taxi Fraud or Taxi Scam? [closed]

I've heard people said both terms to mean that when the taxi driver is trying to rip you off by tampering the meter or taking a detour. But which usage is more common or correct in terms of ...
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Can “obviously” be used in a sentence which is related to past event? [closed]

Let's say there would be a sentence like this: I obviously still don't speak Danish and therefore I am having a hard time living here. Is it correct if you consider that, in the past, I had a ...
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Contrary vs Converse when used as a noun

Q: Which is the better word to be used in the following sentence? My history seems to indicate the contrary in that my hypertension was the cause of my anger & stress. ...or... My ...
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The most appropriate term for a noisy machine

I've written the following sentence: He had wanted to write a letter to Jimmy, an old comrade of his, but when the boisterous clipper started, he decided to have a second breakfast instead whilst ...
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Is there a word that describes an intelligent, self-aware, sentient lifeform?

... like "human" but also applicable to other beings that are generally as intelligent (i.e. capable of complex thought, participation in a society, etc.). Or must one describe that concept with ...
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A neutral word to describe ones ability to bypass social expectations in interpersonal interactions?

My assumption is that humans rely heavily on an embedded framework of social contracts when engaging in social interactions. This is for sure both biological and cultural in origin. I'm searching for ...
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revoke or annul or cancel or others?

Supposing you are designing a chatting App and would like to add this feature which allows a user to "unsend"/take back a message after sending it out. What is the best choice of word to describe it? ...
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'That is' versus 'That was' [migrated]

Here's an example of what's puzzling me (I'll use a brother/sister arguing example): Sister - I couldn't find my homework, so I got an F on the assignment. Brother - You couldn't find your homework ...
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“Pass me by” or “pass by me”?

Should I say he passed me by or he passed by me? I think it's passed me by, but I'm not sure.
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Felicitated- pragmatics and connotations

This sentence from a major Indian daily amused me: The mother of a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable, who died in the line of duty in Jammu and Kashmir, was felicitated at the 65th ...
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Word/expression for inclination toward using disadvantageous tools

What is the best word/expression to describe a phenomenon or tool that, despite its disadvantages, is used by people? In fact, there are some alternatives for them, however, there is a weird ...
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The disposal of unnecessary data in a data set, filtering or filtration?

Which is the most fitting word for the disposal of unnecessary data in a data set; filtering or filtration? e.g. Log data filtering or Log data filtration?
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What should I say? Across or between camera views?

My question is regarding the usage of "across" and "between". I want to say that a person is viewed by one camera, then disappears and, after a while is sensed by a different cameras. I wrote ...
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melancholically or melancholic

In the example below, should I use melancholically or melancholic? Are either fine to use? "the music begins playing melancholically/melancholic over the dancefloor." Thanks for any input, much ...
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Which one is grammatically correct: “wood door” or “wooden door”

I have a grammar which says that: "The 'noun+noun' structure is normally used to say what things are made of." "A few pairs of nouns and adjectives are used as modifiers with different meanings. ...
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Contractor vs Vendor

My company is ordering a product and/or service from another company. When stating obligations on paper, would the company doing the work, from our point of view, be better described as Vendor or as a ...
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Is there a more literary term for a “parallel” in a story?

Right now I'm writing an essay on Death in Venice, and I'm having trouble finding the right word or phrase to express how Aschenbach is parallel to the old man on the boat to Venice (both dress up to ...
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Outdoors vs in the outdoors [closed]

If somebody likes sleeping in the open, which of the following sentences is correct? And if both are correct, what is the difference (if any) between them? He likes sleeping outdoors. He ...
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“turned model” vs. “reverse(d) model” vs. “inverted model”

Which of these sounds the most natural: turned model, reverse(d) model or inverted model? The context is: Your costs can be turned to an income by using the turned earning model.
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market,market square, square

can anyone tell me the difference between these words? According to the dictionary these are market is a place where buyers and sellers of a specific good or service interact with each other in order ...
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What is the appropriate use of “lighted” vs “lit”? [duplicate]

Is it acceptable to say "her eyes lighted up" or is it only acceptable to say "her eyes lit up"?
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Academic writing Photo or Photograph [closed]

Which one of these two forms would be more appropriate in academic writing. The text does concern The Holocaust and is being translated from Polish into English. This is a photo presenting bodies of ...
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Exercies on right usage of english words [closed]

Could you find out, where are from the current exercises or advice a similar text book? I have problems with determining right usage of different words, and such textbook will be quite useful for ...
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Formal alternative to the phrase 'Not taken seriously' [closed]

I'm writing a legal essay and the sentence is For example, a young person’s reluctance to seek redress, and that youth are often not taken seriously, their words often not repeated in court rooms. ...
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“Back at his house in…” vs “back in his house in…” [closed]

What's the correct form? Or at least the most commonly used? I found both instances in Google Books: On the journey home and back in his house in Scy Chazelles Schuman gave the plan his ...