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According to Dictionary.com, Slander is a good word for what you describe. slander, noun: *a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report: a slander against his good name.* slander, verb: *1 with object :to utter slander against; defame.* 2. without object: to utter or circulate slander.
I suppose it's about context. 'Engineering' as a word is neither positive nor negative. In the same way, the word "crunchy' is positive when it refers to cornflakes, but negative when it refers to someone's leg! So too, 'engineering' can be positive or negative only in context of what is being engineered. Engineering is about one person or a group of ...
As per Google: so·cial en·gi·neer·ing noun the application of sociological principles to specific social problems. en·gi·neer·ing noun the action of working artfully to bring something about. So I read this as social engineering being the artful application of sociological principles to specific social problems to bring about resolution. In the context ...
I think what we are missing here is that we have refused to realize both words. An is indefinite while the is definite. But using it with a child simply means we both know HE or SHE is the only child. If you say an only child, you have generalise the term to mean that you are an only child AMONG many other similar issue in other families. It just means ...
"On hold", "Set aside", and "Later" might also be good headings if you're looking for something less formal. All along the same lines as @Chris Sunami's popular "Postponed".
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