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We call them Oven Mitts. At least online shopping seems to confirm! It's interesting to see that 'oven glove' is used too, it's obvious, but around here (NZ and Australia, and apparently the States) they are 'mitts'. However, looking up the definition of mitt: a glove leaving the fingers and thumb-tip exposed. Well, that's the last thing you want ...
In general, this person could be described as nosy. If you happen to be in Pittsburgh, PA, you could also call the person nebby. A good noun for this is busybody.
'Remuneration' : an amount of money paid to someone for the work that person has done — Merriam-Webster
Onboarding Wikipedia defines this as The mechanism through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective organizational members and insiders. "She has been tremendously helpful onboarding the company's new employees."
In order to identify the object the OP is describing, I posted this answer with the term I use. At first I didn't think about alternative expressions based on geographical location. Other users did that after mine. I think the OP can enjoy a lively and useful discussion on the theme. Oven glove: BRITISH ENGLISH - a thick covering for the hand, ...
Abraham's servant decided to stay the night at Rebecca's family's house. The kind couple suggested to the poor man that he stay the night at their house.
I think that the word you are looking for might be "crash". Example: "You can crash at my place if you like."
Compensation A worker is "compensated" for his/her labor, whether by the hour (wages) or by the year (salary). Sometimes, to make clear that the compensation includes tips, bonuses, stock options, perks, or other money received from an employer (in addition to salary or wages) people use the term: Total [Annual] Compensation Note: there is also ...
Intrusive may qualify this person or it's behavior. Definition: annoying someone by interfering with their privacy; intruding where you are not wanted or welcome to thrust or bring in without invitation, permission, or welcome.
Briefing is a good one. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/briefing?s=t 2. any set of concise instructions or a summary of events. However, it may be too authoritative for your purposes.
For a single word which is specific to an engine which displays RPMs (cars, for example, usually don't provide direct control of a throttle), you are looking for the word redlining. The term expresses the notion of taking the engine to its maximum RPM, this region of the tachometer typically displaying its numbers and lines in red rather than white or some ...
I would personally use "earnings" in lieu of income: Earnings: money obtained in return for labour or services, or income derived from an investment or product.
Abraham's servant decided to overnight at Rebecca's family's house. The kind couple suggested to the poor man that he overnight at their house. The story is told of how Gamzu was sent to Rome with a gift for the Emperor - a chest full of gold and jewels. Along the way, he stopped to overnight at an inn. We overnighted in Mannheim, but Maria stayed ...
"her eyes glazed over" Example: "I was staring at the puzzle so long that my eyes glazed over." The term is often used as an expression of boredom or tiredness. For example: "After one hour of looking at his travel pictures, each one accompanied by a long explanation, my eyes glazed over and my mind went numb." The best reference to this phrase is ...
While oven mitts work, my family usually used rectangular pieces of cloth that were often also purposed as placemats to stop the tablecloth from melting/catching on fire. These are called Pot holders, though the single word "potholders" is also used on shopping sites. They also come in silicone!
If you wanted to keep the gerundive form consistent I would go with racing.
The Internal Revenue Service in the US refers to it as earned income.
Asking about such things excessively is being nosy. Illicitly acquiring the answers to these questions (e.g. by rifling through other employee's private information without permission) is instead a violation of privacy. Nosy is a derogatory term which, in a business context, may make it sound like you, rather than the employee, is at fault. From the ...
Contemporary is the word to use. From OED: a. Belonging to the same time, age, or period; living, existing, or occurring together in time. Having existed or lived from the same date, equal in age, coeval. Occurring at the same moment of time, or during the same period; occupying the same definite period; contemporaneous, simultaneous. ...
'revving' is when your engine is running fast. In an manual transmission, it's a sign that you should move to a higher gear. In contrast, 'lugging' (a much less common word) is trying to run faster but can't because the transmission is holding it back. It's a sign to move to a lower gear.
acclimate: to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate or environment; adapt.(Dictionary.com) The difference between "accustomed" and "acclimated" is that "accustomed" is familiar through use; usual; customary while "acclimated" is accustomed, adapted, or hardened to some environment. (the-difference-between.com) She has been tremendously helpful in ...
Inducting Oxford: induct: Admit (someone) formally to a post or organization Wikipedia: An induction programme is part of an organisations knowledge management process and is intended to enable the new starter to become a useful, integrated member of the team, rather than being "thrown in at the deep end" without understanding how to do their job, ...
I thought the word was pernoctate - probably not used very much these days.
Somber communicates a sense of seriousness and depression: a : of a serious mien : grave < somber dignitaries > b : of a dismal or depressing character : melancholy (MW)
Is full-throttle the term you're looking for? full-throttle: (going, acting, happening, etc.) at full speed or with great intensity -- Webster's New World College Dictionary
An expression for this is "spend the night". That's not a single word, unless you are just looking for "spend". I spent the night at X's house.
Crawling can actually be used to describe the chaotic movement of a group of vermin, as in "the old cheese was crawling with maggots." be crawling with: to be full or completely covered with people, insects, or animals, in a way that is unpleasant. Be alive with is another idiom that might fit the bill. The cat food was alive with maggots. be alive with: ...
apprising ap·prise əˈprīz/ verb gerund or present participle: apprising inform or tell (someone). "I thought it right to apprise Chris of what had happened" synonyms: inform, tell, notify, advise, brief, make aware, enlighten, update, keep posted
It's not one word, but I would call such an excuse "face-saving", which is defined by oxforddictionaries.com as "preserving one’s reputation, credibility, or dignity".
What is wrong with with 'sleep'? Keep it simple, rather than try and find some elaborate word which everyone would have to look up anyway. Unless you're looking for a word that fits into the period in which you're writing.
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