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91 views

The urban are urbanised, the urbane are ?

The two words 'urban' and 'urbane' are of related meaning; according to etymology one the child of the other. But how do we form verbs from these separate adjectives? We can speak of 'urban' ...
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Word that means “able to be prioritized” suitable for scientific publication?

I'm looking for a single word that means "able to be prioritized" that is suitable for use in a scientific paper. "Prioritizable" is essentially what I want, but in my searching this does not appear ...
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70 views

A word meaning “the state of obeying a rule”

Is there a word that means "the state of obeying a rule". I'm thinking since it can be said that something 'adheres' to a rule that 'adherent' would fit the bill, but somehow it doesn't sound quite ...
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12answers
850 views

Word for something that is available/accessible all the time

I was just wondering if there was a single word to represent the phrase "something that is available/accessible all the time"
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4answers
115 views

Feminine equivalent of “priapic”

For a male, if you are enumerating your sexual conquests, you might refer to it as: "Priapic conquests" Ex: The pirates joined on deck and exchanged stories on their own priapic conquests. Is there ...
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91 views

One word for (have same size)

I am looking for a word that expresses same size characteristic. To be specific, we can say that "both DVD's are identical". However, identical might imply all characteristics resemblance. I am ...
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112 views

Verb similar to “synchronize” but not for time

I am looking for a word that describes adjusting status to conform another. Let us say the status of the account is active but in our system shows inactive. Synchronize describes the situation with ...
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1answer
120 views

Is “platonic” generally appropriate?

Specifically, I'm wondering about the definition about relationships: of, relating to, or having a close relationship in which there is no romance or sex. Is "platonic" generally appropriate? ...
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1answer
152 views

Word to describe a person who expresses his or her own feelings frequently?

I'm looking for a word to describe a person (it can be a term of animal's behavior) who expresses his or her own feeling frequently, particularly through their facial expressions.
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451 views

A word describes things that can be used only once

I am wondering if there is a single word that describes things that can be used only once. My focus is links that usually sent to our emails in order to activate accounts or reset passwords. However, ...
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2answers
58 views

Looking for the inverse of “frictional”

Does frictional means "that which is produced by friction"? Or is there a better word that means "that which generates friction"?
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1answer
121 views

“Technology” is to “technical” as “memory” is to what?

I'm writing a sentence about the job of the memory and am characterizing absorption with memory. How do I say "memorical absorption" correctly? Memorial sounds like a noun...
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Word for when one uses the wrong word in a sentence

Specifically, I'm looking for the term for when a person uses a word correctly, but intends a different meaning. For example: I empathize with you. When the person really means: I ...
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5answers
270 views

A better verb for “cement” in “cement one's interest”

Is there a better word for cemented in the following sentence? All the experiences I went through have cemented my interest in this field. I was told "cemented" doesn't quite fit in and I was ...
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4answers
286 views

Word to describe a person who decides what to eat amongst a group of people?

The situation is as follows: After a college alumni event, old classmates are all sitting in a roundtable to discuss which restaurant they should go to eat that night. There are total of 8 guys and 8 ...
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2answers
106 views

Usage of the word “truancy” in a workplace context

I recently made this personal discovery of the word truancy. It means: the action of staying away from school without good reason I am wondering if there's a parallel to this word for workplace ...
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2answers
260 views

An adjective for something that will happen next month

English is a so cool that I believe even an adjective which means "happening next month" exists. Tom is a rather strange man. He always has the urge to attend a _______ event but he always changes ...
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5answers
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Is “stationery” the name of the store that sells pens, pencils, paper, school things, etc.?

In Brazil we call this store by the generic name of papelaria, something like "paper store". What is the correct name for this? Is "Stationery" the name in any country that speaks English? I read ...
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249 views

Need help figuring out a word for a certain situation

I know there is a word for this! Person A is a seller. Person B is a buyer. Person A is worried Person B will take the her product and not pay. Person B is worried of the inverse. These two hire an ...
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2answers
153 views

Can we use “saccade” as a verb to describe eye movements

Saccade is the term to describe rapid eye movements. I just want to be sure that saccading could be used as a verb, or if not, which term would you recommend using?
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Is 'disinstruct' or 'de-instruct' legitimate usage?

When you engage a lawyer or an estate agent, for example, you instruct them. What is the most appropriate word to use when you decide you've had enough and want to get rid of them? There are several ...
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3answers
202 views

one word for shocking and clever?

I am looking for one word which means both shocking and clever. Example sentence: Shocking and clever revenge story.
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5answers
860 views

Is there a word that describes the swift and skillful hiding of emotions?

Some people become adept at 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 done with ...
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8answers
711 views

Need one word that defines funny, clever but also blunt

I have a colleague who comes up with really very clever and funny things to say, but they are also very blunt. Is there a word (or two) that can describe this?
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1answer
252 views

Is “voluminous” more commonly used to describe women's (not men's) hair?

Is the word voluminous more commonly used to describe women's hair? What's the male counterpart? Actually I'm not very sure about my statement. But judging from Google Images. It seems like it is ...
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3answers
215 views

Is there a word for selecting yourself as the target audience for an invention or product?

Let me explain this with an example. An inventor faces a problem, he decides to develop a solution for it. Initially, he is the main target audience for his invention. I was wondering if there was an ...
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2answers
296 views

The proper usage of “putative”?

I'm trying to write the sentence, Lower-grade soldiers made up two-thirds of the putative high quality army. My original sentence was: Lower-grade soldiers made up two-thirds of what was ...
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1answer
90 views

Hypernym for injured and dead

I'm working on some project that deals with natural disasters. I need to find the most proper word that can be used to refer to someone who either was injured or died in a disaster. Can I use ...
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2answers
113 views

Meaning of the word “findings”? [closed]

I need to find a word to define the products you see in the capture. The best match I've found is findings. Is this word the correct one? Is there a better word for these products?
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1answer
442 views

Word meaning relating to or involving humans or people

I need a word to fill the blank in this sentence: "The hurricane was one of the most blank-deadly events in history." The human death count was recorded, but not the death count not for other ...
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2answers
131 views

Can you “cram” a liquid?

I heard a joke last night about cramming one's mouth with a liquid. I've looked at several definitions, including this one, which seem to allow cram to be used in this way by saying something like: ...
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4answers
1k views

Word to describe a sensation of death coming over your entire body?

This is the context where I want to use the word: He closed his eyes. The living did not come to mind, neither friend, nor family—only the dance of death, plain to see. The dancing figures of ...
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2answers
174 views

What to call an item that's neither an accessory nor a piece of jewelry

First let us paint a picture together. Think of an individual whom wears clothes (like the lot of us); this individual also has an item around the wrist, which is not an item that affixes to another ...
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3answers
3k views

what is the difference between 'similarity to' and 'similarity with'?

I think of expressing that two things are similar by using the word of similarity. I know I can say 'A bears some similarity to B'. Can I also say 'A bears some similarity with B'? If both are ...
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3answers
185 views

“Attempts to acquaint” vs. “attempts at acquainting”

The research study is an eye-opener and attempts to acquaint/attempts at acquainting us with the problems of poor nations. For me, attempts to acquaint sounds more apt. But I am not sure ...
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1answer
851 views

“Through” vs. “by” in this sentence

While solving a question, I came in to a situation where I was left wondering between two of the choices. The sentence was: Acquisition of certain specific skills can be facilitated by/through ...
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6answers
2k views

What do students call their teacher in class? [closed]

Well, years ago I was an English teacher in an English Teaching Institute. In the country I live, students call their teachers by saying "Mr. Teacher" or "Teacher" (literally translated) in schools. ...
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2answers
69 views

Usage of the word 'coordinate'

Have a look at the context: Contents | |--- 1. Fundamentals | | | |--- 1. Browsers | | | |--- 2. Servers | | | |--- 3. ...
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318 views

Is there any word for 'do not' or 'do not have'?

I was trying to test my algorithm to create sentences that express the lack of something. I found saying for instance: I lack 5 apples weird as compared to I do not have 5 apples While ...
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524 views

Can I use “US-American” to disambiguate “American”? If not, what can I use?

Based on this question, I wonder: as an alternative to USAian (which is very nonstandard) is it OK to use US-American to more clearly indicate "inhabitant of the USA"? According to Google Ngram, this ...
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2answers
1k views

Adjectives to describe the word “questions” [closed]

I'm writing an ad for yoghurt. It's about telling the truth about the consumer's new favourite flavour. I would like to say, You'll need to answer some _____ questions. They're personal ...
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1answer
162 views

Are there any nice synonyms for flavour?

I did some research, and found several synonyms for flavour, including: Taste, savor, tang, seasoning, tastiness, tang, relish, bite, piquancy, pungency, spice, spiciness, and zest However, ...
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4answers
296 views

How should the word “brutal” be used in marketing?

I noticed that some companies use the word brutal for marketing their products. Examples: brutal performance – a data storage software markets itself with this, they mean that their software is ...
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5answers
908 views

Is there a particular name for this kind of “poster”? Is this called a poster?

I was talking to a friend and wanted to speak about a particular kind of "poster" that has small hanging strips of paper containing information about services, sellers, or in this case the cat owner: ...
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2k views

Verb form of statistics

May I ask what is the verb form of statistics or is there any replacement word with the meaning of "the act of doing statistics"?
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3answers
1k views

Is there a word for “extreme feminism”?

Feminism is defined as Feminism is a collection of movements aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights for women. in Wikipedia and A ...
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2answers
175 views

Assembler, Installer, Fitter

Say, you buy some new office furniture. You get the furniture parts delivered including the service to put the different parts - for example the desk top and the desk legs - together to complete ...
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1answer
182 views

What are single views of an online banner ad called?

I am developing a web application for managing banners, advertisements, etc. I am not sure what the correct name for one 'view' of a banner is. I need to name it somehow to be able to report ...
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3answers
110 views

Something similar to “plepentry envoy”

Long time ago I heard a word that to the best of my recollection is "plepentry envoy" I have googled a few variants, but "pleopentry envoy", "pelepentry envoy" etc. but nothing similar is coming up. ...
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Is there a word for the extreme opposite of “irony”

My understanding of irony comes from the movie "Reality Bites": It's when the actual meaning is the complete opposite from the literal meaning Frequently people use the term incorrectly, ...