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Such damage is sometimes referred to as "cosmetic". Oxforddictionaries.com defines this sense of the word as "affecting only the appearance of something rather than its substance".
Superficial is the word you're looking for. [Merriam Webster] : concerned only with what is obvious or apparent : not thorough or complete : affecting only the outer part or surface of something : not deep or serious "the damage was superficial"
The verb deign means to do something you consider to be beneath your dignity. It doesn't exactly fit in your example sentence - you would use it like She finally deigned to pick up the trash bag...
A city, viewed as a governmental and political entity, is called a municipality (see Merriam-Webster), with corresponding adjective municipal and adverb municipally. For example, we often speak of "municipal elections". However, I must say that the sentence "elections are held municipally every two years" does not sound anywhere near as good to me as the ...
I think the most common term for this type of activity is click-bait. From Urban Dictionary It means what you think it means: bait for clicks. It's a link which entices you to click on it. The "bait" comes in many shapes and sizes, but it is usually intentionally misleading and/or crassly provocative. Clicking will inevitably cause disappointment. ...
Google Books claims 2220 written instances of... People who] would not stoop to that stoop (definition 2) - lower one’s moral standards so far as to do something reprehensible It's a figurative extension from the primary meaning bend one’s head or body forwards and downwards (i.e. - metaphorically drop to a "lower" level of moral standards than ...
You can use the verb condescend to get the message across: She finally condescended to pick up the trash bag and fling it into the waste bin. The verb is often used to show disapproval, so it should fit your example. Definition: to do something that one regards as below one's dignity (Collins Dictionary) If someone condescends to do ...
It is called thumbnail cheat. a famous trick used on video sharing sites such as You tube, where users stick a random softcore porn picture (i.e. female assets and chicks seemingly engaged in sensual acts) in the middle of their videos so as to make that the default icon of the video, thus gaining views from easily excitable male users. ...
"municipal" is the word you're looking for. Elections are held nationally every four years, and municipally every two years. municipal (adj) "of or relating to the government of a city or town" e.g. Both national and municipal elections are held every four years in this country. In some English speaking countries, mainly in the US, the term ...
My preference would be for "locally"?
The condition is called polyphobia: An abnormal fear of many things; a condition marked by the presence of many phobias. (The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary) The person suffering from polyphobia is polyphobic: Many phobic individuals have more than one phobia and hence are polyphobic. (The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and ...
Consider, She swallowed her pride as she finally picked up the trash bag... swallow one's pride: fig. to forget one's pride and accept something humiliating. McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs She finally lowered herself to picking up the trash bag... lower oneself: to humble oneself; to do something one considers to be ...
If you go from a slightly different angle (and don't mind a tinge of archaism), you could use abase. TheFreeDictionary gives its definition as follows: a·base (ə-bās′) tr.v. a·based, a·bas·ing, a·bas·es To lower in rank, prestige, or esteem. See Synonyms at debase. And you could use that in a sentence in the following way: I wouldn't ...
Scolecophagous is someone who eats worms. It is listed in The Grandiloquent Dictionary (by Christopher Bird) along with scoleciphobia which means the fear of worms. It is from Ancient Greek σκώληξ worm (scolex) + the suffix -ϕάγος: -phagous.
multiphobic A person suffering from a number of phobias. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/multiphobic
Although your question suggests that they are trying to experience the same thing again, each iteration sounds new; a new phone, a different person. At that rate, I'd propose: Novelty seeking behaviour I realize, this is not a single word, so you could amend it to: novelty-seeking. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novelty_seeking
A vermivore is an animal that eats worms. It may also be the best word to describe a person that eats worms, as I very much doubt there is a different word for this.
How about Zealot or Fanatic? - while both are more commonly used for religious or political beliefs, many "super fans" reach those kinds of fervor in respect of their particular idol(s).
demean oneself: Do something that is beneath one’s dignity: 'She demeaned herself as she finally picked up the trash bag and flung it into the waste bin.'
Consider, moka pot The moka pot is a stove-top or electric coffee maker that produces coffee by passing boiling water pressurized by steam through ground coffee. It was patented for the first time in Italy by the inventor Luigi De Ponti for Alfonso Bialetti, in 1933. Bialetti Industrie continues to produce the same model under the name "Moka ...
It's a chignon. : a way of arranging a woman's hair by twisting it into a round shape at the back of the head or neck M-W "Les Chignons des Années 40 à Aujourd'hui" Marie-Claire
Another term is transvestite (employing the same root as "vestments," i.e. garments): a person, typically a man, who derives pleasure from dressing in clothes appropriate to the opposite sex.
Antithesis Merriam Webster (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antithesis) "the exact opposite of something or someone the state of two things that are directly opposite to each other" Example (made up): "After an eight hour overnight plane trip in economy class, I felt wrinkled and weary, and my hair was a mess; I was the antithesis of the woman ...
If the image is part of the video, then it's not quite bait-and-switch, a as that usually entails substituting something out of the blue; although it may fit Merriam-Webster's definition number 2: a sales tactic in which a customer is attracted by the advertisement of a low-priced item but is then encouraged to buy a higher-priced one the ploy of ...
I would say that he is "shading" his eyes.
How about sunbeams or rays of sunlight? The meaning of these terms is a little broader than the specific context you're talking about, but I can't think of a better word. Sunbeam here is defined as: a beam, ray, or stream of sunlight.
I've heard this called, just a flesh wound. See also: but a scratch. From the source: King Arthur: [after Arthur's cut off both of the Black Knight's arms] Look, you stupid bastard, you've got no arms left! Black Knight: Yes I have. King Arthur: Look! Black Knight: It's just a flesh wound. source: Monty Python And The Holy Grail - Just A Flesh Wound
The canonical verb is jaunte, as established in Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination.
I'd suggest, minimal : small in amount or degree AHD Ngram negligible : not significant or important enough to be worth considering; trifling. AHD
It's a blemish: A small mark that makes the appearance of something less attractive. An imperfection that mars or impairs; a flaw. TheFreeDictionary
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