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Could be a non-sequitur. Per MW: a statement (as a response) that does not follow logically from or is not clearly related to anything previously said This is from Latin, and literally it means: "it does not follow."


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Is that hypocricy?? That is hypocrisy. Hypocrisy noun (pl.hypocrisies) [ mass noun ] The practice of claiming to have higher standards or more noble beliefs than is the case. His target was the hypocrisy of suburban life. She was irritated to be accused of hypocrisy. Oxford Dictionary of English What do you call a person who tells ...


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'2' is an Arabic numeral (here). 'Two' is a word. You can also call it a number word.


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You're wasting energy: loss of something valuable that occurs because too much of it is being used or because it is being used in a way that is not necessary or effective an action or use that results in the unnecessary loss of something valuable from Merriam-Webster


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When people behave the way you described I use the negative of the phrase practise what you preach, as in He doesn't practise what he preaches. Cambridge dictionary to do the things that you advise others to do


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When written as "2", it is a numeral. When written as "two", you could refer to it as spelled out, written out, or possibly longhand.


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It doesn't necessarily imply destruction or anything negative. Its original meaning is the point on the earth below the nuclear explosion, but it can also be used with reference to an "explosion" of activity such as commerce, industry etc. Ground zero : the point on the earth's surface directly above, below, or at which an explosion (especially a ...


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Dictionaries do not list all those words with prefixes/suffixes unless they have some popularity. The de- prefix means 1. the opposite of 2. removing something — OLD. Decalibrate — Wiktionary (intransitive verb, of a measuring instrument) To lose calibration and therefore not be accurate. "Aneroid and electronic instruments, decalibrate ...


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If I were referring to a measuring instrument, I would say it has "lost calibration" or that the "calibration has drifted". I can't think of a single verb. You could use "miscalibrated", but that might imply the calibration had never been correct.


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In bird culture that is considered a d*ck move... But in all seriousness OP, your example just sounds like 'double standards'. dou·ble stand·ard(noun) or double standards (plural noun): a rule or principle that is unfairly applied in different ways to different people or groups. EXAMPLE:"During snack time, Jane always received 3 cookies while Tim received ...


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thus adverb literary or formal As a result or consequence of this; therefore: 'Burke knocked out Byrne, thus becoming champion' Synonyms: consequently, as a consequence, in consequence, thereby, so, that being so, therefore, ergo, accordingly, hence, as a result, for that reason, ipso facto, because of that, on that account In the manner ...


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As Gandalf states adaptable would fit the bill. So would flexible. (Of a person) ready and able to change so as to adapt to different circumstances: 'you can save money if you’re flexible about where your room is located' References: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/flexible


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A wheeled vehicle is a general expression you may use: a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people. The Free Dictionary


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The report is about Peter. The authors place in the report enough information favorable to Peter and eliminate enough information unfavorable to Peter so as to slant the report in his favor. I.e., people reading the report will think highly of Peter. Peter has to decide whether the report (which isn't necessarily about him) is good or bad. People decide to ...


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If you want to say what the wind does to the flag, rather than what the flag does in the wind, use flutters (light wind), whips (strong fast wind), ruffles (gentle irregular wind), and search synonyms for those -- just make sure they are verbs that can take a direct object (the wind does X to Y, not just the wind does X)


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Even though these actually aren't consistent in form, this is what I personally would use: France's birth rate the US birth rate the UK birth rate For any country that isn't an acronym, I would use the possessive (e.g. Greece's, Russia's). For the US and UK, it feels more awkward to use the possessive to me. But if consistency is important, "the US' ...


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The AP style guide refers to representations such as 2 or 10 as "figures," not "numerals," since "two" or "ten" is also a numeral: nu·mer·al (no͞o′mər-əl, nyo͞o′-) n. A symbol or mark used to represent a number. (The Free Dictionary) If you don't believe that, Dictionary.com calls words numerals explicitly: noun 1. a word, letter, ...


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In most cases, "the" is used with country names that are a description (the United States, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, the Republic of Korea), but not single-word names, (America, Britain, Russia, Korea [without "Republic of"]). The Netherlands is historical: think "Nether Lands" (i.e., the low countries). You would also use "the" before countries ...


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For questions like this try http://www.etymonline.com first. In the case it shows 1680s, from dis- "entirely, very" + obsolete gruntle "to grumble" (Middle English gruntelen, early 15c.), frequentative of grunt (v.). EDIT: And taking a quote from @max-williams's link, [...] instead of being negative, the “dis-” prefix in “disgruntled” is an ...


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Trivial — ODO adjective 1. Of little value or importance "huge fines were imposed for trivial offences" "Trivial" would satisfy your sentence. Keep in mind the difference between something seeming trivial and actually being trivial.


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aboriginal means: a person, animal, or plant that has been in a country or region from earliest times. an aboriginal inhabitant of Australia. mid 19th century: back-formation from the 16th-century plural aborigines ‘original inhabitants’ (in classical times referring to those of Italy and Greece), from the Latin phrase ab origine ‘from the beginning....


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"Incapacitation," or "incapacity" would also work for use outside the more formal constructs of employer-employee relations.


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Lost Work Time –Google search: On the job illness and injury resulting in lost work time among a national cohort of emergency medical services professionals. –ncbi.nlm.nih.gov LOST-WORKTIME INJURIES AND ILLNESSES: CHARACTERISTICS AND RESULTING DAYS AWAY FROM WORK, 2002 –bls.gov Lost Time FORMULAS for CALCULATING RATES OSHA Recordable Incident ...


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As @HotLicks commented, sick leave is broadly used to mean: a period of time during which you do not work because you are ill [Macmillan Online Dictionary] More formal (official) term for this period would be medical leave (of absence).


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For "2": "2" is a digit,1 as "as a digit;" if it were "42" it would "as digits" figure2 is also used for this, particularly in British English and older American English Merriam-Webster uses "as a number" or "as numbers" for this form in its definitions, such as for figure above For "two": "as a word;" "forty-two" would be "as words" (While it's ...


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"thus" has various meanings, one of which is synonymous with "therefore", and another meaning "like this" or "in this way". http://www.thefreedictionary.com/thus In this manner: Lay the pieces out thus. See Usage Note at thusly. To a stated degree or extent; so. Therefore; consequently: Thus it was necessary for me to resign. For example: Few ...


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Agile able to move quickly and easily. relating to or denoting a method of project management, used especially for software development, that is characterised by the division of tasks into short phases of work and frequent reassessment and adaptation of plans. As a software developer using agile as a term of personal characteristic may be misleading due ...


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Try vitiate. ODO Spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of MW make something less effective or faulty


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Perhaps expend? to use (time, energy, effort, etc.) for a particular purpose Source: Merriam Webster "This budget expends more energy compared to last year's."


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According to RusCusine.com appetizers, as in any cuisine culture, and Russia is not an exception, serve as small snacks before main course. Russian appetizers (in Russian, they are called “zakuski”) were meant mainly not to provoke keen appetite but to have them with strong drinks. (From what I have heard, what the Russians consider "small snacks"...



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