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I would suggest the adjective promiscuous, as OALD explains: having many sexual partners promiscuous behaviour a promiscuous lifestyle to be sexually promiscuous While the dictionary says the term is "disapproving," I believe it is the most neutral term you will find. It describes the behavior without explicitly approving ...
It's a good question, because the answer is sometimes surprising to speakers of other languages. The answer is no. There is no English Academy, as there is l'Académie Francaise. English language references typically describe usage, that is, what English speakers and writer actually use or used at one time. There are of course references that are more or ...
You could go for inebriates as well. From thefreedictionary.com in·e·bri·ate (n-br-t) tr.v. in·e·bri·at·ed, in·e·bri·at·ing, in·e·bri·ates To make drunk; intoxicate. To exhilarate or stupefy as if with alcohol.
Conscientious (from the word conscience), defined by Google as (of a person) wishing to do what is right, especially to do one's work or duty well and thoroughly.
Saying What is the best time for a meeting? does not prevent the listener from interpreting it so that more than one time is suggested. However, saying What are the best times for a meeting? further emphasises giving more than one time. Both are correct and mean what you want to mean.
(1) stop, (2) drop, and (3) roll is the correct phrase. This is because and is a conjunction, and not part of step three. Think about it this way: what if there were four steps? The first three steps stay the same, and then we add a fourth step: (1) stop, (2) drop, (3) roll, and (4) party! you wouldn't have: (1) stop, (2) drop, (3) and ...
I work as an editor on international journals, so am quite interested in this topic. I read that the full name of the country is "The United States of America" and that in 1777 the Articles of Confederation announced, "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be 'The United States of America'". In Europe, we therefore usually employ the abbreviation USA, ...
If you're proud of your accomplishment, you can be open about it and invite the professor to share in your joy: I am proud to report that my code runs much faster than the current version. Would you like to take a look? Whether this is appropriate depends on the circumstances, of course. If the professor is teaching you how to write faster code, then ...
A simple way of distinguishing and using these words accurately: ‘Thus’ means ‘in this/that way’ - it relates to ‘HOW’ - the manner in which - this or that happens or comes about. It has a practical flavour. eg.Traditionally, you arrange things thus = Traditionally, this is how you arrange things 2 .’Therefore’ means ‘for this reason’, or ‘because of ...
Signed: Use your signature Date: dd/mm/yy Maiden Name: Leave blank unless you are using a married name in which case state your original family name
All right. Turns out, it is a greeting, after all! Perhaps quintessential AusE (Australia & New Zealand). Jim Nicolson, Long Creek, 2010, p.145 (GoogleBooks) (emphasis added) (From the Preface): The principal settings are two cattle runs (ranches) in Australia's Northern Territory … In 1947, Darwin's population was 2,538 …… ...
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