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In the example you have given, maximum would be the right word: Use underflow to set the maximum possible value of the data type used. Maximally is usually found as an adverb that modifies an adjective, such as maximally efficient.


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"Newbie" is extremely informal, whereas "novice" has a somewhat old-fashioned sound to it. "Beginner" might be a better choice than either of your candidates.


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'evocative' (adj.)--tending or serving to evoke (to bring to mind or recollection). e.g., 'this place evokes memories of happier years.' Provocative' (adj.)--serving or tending to provoke, excite or stimulate. e.g., a very attractive woman wearing a black, backless dress with deep decolletage I would find extremely provocative. But It wouldn't stir up past ...


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Since my excessively heavy dictionary (American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition) is already out, I might as well see what it has to say on the subject. evoke tr.v. evoked, evoking, evokes 1. To summon or call forth: actions that evoked our mistrust. 2. To call to mind by naming, citing, or suggesting: songs that evoke old memories. 3. To create anew, ...


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You can provoke thoughts and actions, but you generally evoke only thoughts/memories.



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