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A good term for this is double bluff. Collins defines it as: a truthful action that is executed as if it were a bluff If you have a good position and make it appear you do not (by faking a tell, loudly proclaiming your ace-high flush, etc) in order to goad them into calling your bluff, you are double bluffing. This can also be applied the other way. ...
I think the word you're probably looking for is "teeming", which describes something as being densely populated or swarming with life. In your case, the appropriate phrase would probably be something like: "This pond is teeming with fish! Maybe I can catch one."
You can utilize the word "subset" for this usage. Squares are a "subset" of Rectangles. Meaning, they are within the "set" of Rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares. Taken from Google Define: sub·set ˈsəbˌset noun noun: subset; plural noun: subsets; noun: sub-set; plural noun: sub-sets DEFINTION a part of a larger group of related things. ...
A piscary is a body of water natural or artificial (a piscine would only be an artificial one) under active piscicultural care to render it fit for piscation and related piscatorial—or simply piscatory—pursuits perpetrated by piscivorous piscators, at which point said piscose body will be perfectly pisculent — that is, it will be fit for fishing. But I ...
How about: "This pond looks well-stocked. I can fish here." You could put more fish icons in a pond that's well-stocked; and fewer fish icons, or even green-blue algae in an ill-stocked pond. "This pond is filled with algae. I can't fish here"
A word I've heard used in this context is a wager, which TFD defines as: An agreement under which each bettor pledges a certain amount to the other depending on the outcome of an unsettled matter. In this case, the unsettled matter is whether the lady will give the challenged party her number. The challenger is pledging a free beer to the challenged ...
Would bait, feint, or lure fit your definition? Maybe these are too broad, but I usually see baiting as a term used to lure someone into an argument.
Dare seems to be the right word to use in this case. It may not be the actual word you are looking for but it certainly fits very well: to tell (someone) to do something especially as a way of showing courage Source: Merriam-Webster I dare you to go to her and get her number. If you succeed, I'll buy you a drink! I have only one reservation ...
This type of argumentation is called "circular reasoning" or "tautological". When the circularity of the argument is less blatant, and the tautology is indirect or merely implied by one of the premises, then the fallacy is known as "begging the question". In recent years, "begging the question" has started to be used as a synonym for "raising the ...
Two options come to mind. Sandbagging is more general and I've seen it used in a variety of ways (including metaphorical). Slow playing I've generally heard more in reference to the actual poker strategy, but I have seen a few occasions where it was also used metaphorically.
You might use Muhammad Ali's rope-a-dope, about which Wikipedia says it is "used to describe strategies in which one party purposely puts itself in what appears to be a losing position, attempting thereby to become the eventual victor."
Square is a hyponym of rectangle, which is a hypernym of square. See wikipedia articles for those terms.
I believe the word you're looking for is "motormouth". According to the Cambridge online dictionary: motormouth: noun [C] UK /ˈməʊ.tə.maʊθ/ US /ˈmoʊ.t̬ə-/ informal, disapproving a person who talks quickly and continuously, often without considering what they are saying Similarly, the entry for Motormouth on TVTropes provides the ...
The answer "this pond looks like a good place to fish", is an excellent phrase for your purposes. However, if you want a short way to describe a pond that is "fishing-worthy", the usual way of doing it in English is to say: This pond has good fishing.
A square is a special type, or a specialisation of rectangle. A rectangle is a more general type, a generalisation of a square. They are in a hierarchical relationship. They are in a specialisation relationship.
You can use the word supergroup to refer to a group of subgroups. The super- prefix is the opposite of the sub- prefix. Wiktionary defines supergroup as: Any group composed of other groups (in any of several contexts)
In Australia, this seems to be universally called Sharking. Players will play pool(billiards) and throw a game and then bet they will win the following round, and then play serious to win the money.
Pace Dan Bron, the obvious word is waffle: [mass noun] British Lengthy but vague or trivial talk or writing: we’ve edited out some of the waffle [ODO] This may be related to the German schwafeln, I suppose. It fits your description of "redundant, overcomplicated and filled with irrelevant details or trivialities." There is a verb waffle as well, ...
I tried my best to dodge trees and rocks as I careened down the slope. to sway from side to side : lurch < a careening carriage being pulled wildly … by a team of runaway horses — J. P. Getty > -- Merriam Webster to lurch or swerve while in motion -- The Free Dictionary Here's almost your exact usage: Cemetery Murders: A Mystery
One of possible words that come to mind is expatiate: to speak or write about something in a way that includes a lot of details or uses many words The naturalist is known for her willingness to expatiate on any number of issues relating to wildlife and the environment. Bloviate may also be suitable: to speak or write verbosely and windily ...
I'm surprised nobody suggested "reverse psychology" Ah! You're using reverse psychology on me! which is often used, exactly, in these types of situations. I'm pretty sure there's no specific word for the "tricked into calling bullshit" case. Note the word you used yourself, "baited into the action", which is perfect here. I would suggest that the ...
I would describe the process of transforming a text written in a source language (e.g. Old English) that is largely unintelligible to readers of the target language (in this example, modern English) as translation. Adaptation could refer either to the transformation of the work from one medium or format into another (e.g. the transformation of a novel into ...
Hustle, Merriam-Webster, to lure less skillful players into competing against oneself at (a gambling game). You don't mess around with Jim. -Croce
I defy you to get her number. Per Meriam-Webster: defy: to challenge to do something considered impossible
This is a form of trolling. Adapted from https://www.google.com/search?q=define+trolling make a deliberately offensive or provocative [statement] with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them. Whatever it is called, I often use this technique when playing the game "Balderdash" when I am reading the correct definition. (I ...
Good for angling? East, Big Lava lakes look good for angling (The Bulletin - Oct 12, 1967) [emphasis added]
This pond looks quite fishable. Yes, it is a real word. (Dictionary.com)
The relationship between a square and a rectangle is "type of". A square is a type of rectangle, but a rectangle is not a type of square. I'm not aware of a single word that means "type of". In engineering and programming circles, this relationship is also described as "is a". Another similar relationship in this context is are "has a". A ...
The possible answers depend on whether the speaker's descent was voluntary. If it was, then launched myself, threw myself, hurled myself, propelled myself, dived, plunged and plummeted are all viable candidates.
Sounds like you're looking for a verb, but there is an adjective windblown that may also be useful. The trees were tattered and windblown. For a verb, you could also use buffet: Our tents were buffeted by the strong winds blowing down from the mountain. But buffet can also be used for water and perhaps other things that cause things to shake, ...
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