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Swill. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swill swill noun. food for animals (such as pigs) made from scraps of food and water food or drink that is very bad or unappealing eg. What is this swill?! I'm not drinking that!


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Polyglot: person having a speaking, reading, or writing knowledge of several languages. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/polyglot


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I'd typically call such a drink a a weird concoction. Per Merriam-Webster (via Google Definition): concoction: a mixture of various ingredients or elements. synonyms: *mixture, brew, preparation, potion *


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Multilingual: A multilingual person, in a broad definition, is one who can communicate in more than one language, be it actively (through speaking, writing, or signing) or passively (through listening, reading, or perceiving). More specifically, the terms bilingual and trilingual are used to describe comparable situations in which two or three languages ...


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Slop: ( from TFD) Unappetizing watery food or soup. Often, slops. The dirty water or liquid refuse of a household. Slop Monster : ( from The Urban dictionary) When an otherwise sane, normal girl drinks too much alcohol and transforms into a stumbling, word slurring, wardrobe malfunctioning all around hot mess. Please don't let me ...


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No, thanks. I don't want any of this Muck noun filth, dirt, or slime. Although muck doesn't specifically denote a drink, I think that in this context where you're looking for a humorous/sarcastic response it will do just fine.


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I don't believe there's an exact word for "someone who corrects others' spelling errors", but there is one for a person who is meticulous in spelling, generally: orthographer (lit. "right writer"): One versed in orthography; one who spells words correctly, according to approved usage. If there is a single word which indicates (as @ermanen puts it) a ...


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There have already been some great answers (I like swill), but I thought I'd offer you another option anyway: bilge water. A bilge is the lowest part of a ship, below the water line. Water that washes up onto the ship's deck usually ends up down there, as well as other spills (detergents, oil, urine), etc. I'm sure you can imagine that it something you ...


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A paradox is a logical issue, where a conclusion and the reasoning that led to it are in conflict - "I always lie" for example. A misnomer is a labelling issue. It is a name that suggests something that is not true. Pencil lead, for example, is not lead but graphite, and catgut is not made from cats guts. A contradiction is a constancy issue. It is saying ...


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Perhaps spellchecker? (Whether we like it or not.) [Oxford Dictionary Online] [Who says computing terms can't be applied to people, as in Thank you, Mr. Spellchecker. Maybe I meant to write check instead of cheque.] And as @DanBron points out, our slightly stuffier crowd might deem him or her autocorrector.


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Depending on what shortcoming you are complaining about, your choice may vary. Here are a few ideas. If you want to suggest they may be trying to poison you: Witches' brew (dictionary.com) a harmful or threatening mixture; diabolical concoction hellbroth (dictionary.com) a magical broth prepared for an evil purpose, as in black magic. If you ...


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There are a few different words in use, depending on how exact you wish to be. If you’re going for maximum exactitude, good luck! There are so many terms for varying stages and forms of vegetarianism that I personally know of no one who understands half. The most common type of vegetarianism is of course lacto-ovo-vegetarianism, which is vegetarians who ...


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analytical: skilled in or using analysis especially in thinking or reasoning deliberate: characterized by or resulting from careful and thorough consideration characterized by awareness of the consequences judicious: having, exercising, or characterized by sound judgment A few more options: rational, prudent, sensible.


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I would suggest meticulous. Meticulous suggests that someone is gathering information to ensure that all details and options are covered. This can be a result of acting methodically or otherwise.


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This is one behavior commonly associated with a pedant is, per Merriam-Webster: ped·ant noun \ˈpe-dənt\ : a person who annoys other people by correcting small errors and giving too much attention to minor details


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Pollo-pescetarian: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-vegetarianism I identify with this because I eat only chicken and fish, and "pollo" and "pesce" mean exactly these so it is correct. For your friend who eats bacon, this does not apply. Note that one should not eat bacon (or chicken, or fish) and call themselves vegetarian, it's completely false!


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class-conscious see class consciousness (Wikipedia) … used … to refer to the beliefs that a person holds regarding their social class or economic rank in society, the structure of their class, and their class interests [emphasis added] see also: social climber A person who is eager to gain a higher social status. [ODO]


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It's not exactly common, but... He'd been airplaning around, whooping with the other boys. I ... aeroplaned back and forth and high fived as many as I could. (note this picture in that blog) ...is the most likely verb I know. From OED... aeroplane verb 2. intr. To fly or glide like an aeroplane (rare) (the airplane/aeroplane distinction is ...


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If you know more than 3 languages, you are supertrilingual. (Which, of course, you can shorten to just being "super" :)


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quadrilingual: Able to speak four languages.


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Celebrities are sometimes egotistical: characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance; A conceited, boastful person. conceited: having a high or exaggerated opinion of oneself or one's accomplishments; vain or smug: contentedly confident of one's ability, superiority, or correctness; complacent. or snobbish - befitting or ...


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There is also spelling nazi as a neologism which is derived from grammar nazi. Urbandictionary and tvtropes have entries for spelling nazi and there are some usages in Google Books. a person who freaks out when a little spelling mistake has occured or has be a constant little a**hole about it. people that care more about the spelling of words and ...


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For some reason, the first word that came to my mind is sludge. It's not an exact fit, but it might be, depending on the drink in question...


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When one takes the human out of any process, it is considered automated. After comments: I'd like to use depiloted for this purpose, as it would be a reasonable explanation. However, I think the question is more likely to be answered as converted to drone. Once the aircraft has been converted to a drone, it can fly autonomously or be remotely piloted. ...


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Verbs that go fl-! You asked for an “odd word” beginning with f- meaning a verb for someone running about with arms outstretched like some falcon wheeling in a kettle. Now, if you had asked for a common word, this would have been easy. That’s because common verbs beginning with fl- and relating to flitting or flipping or flapping — or to flittering or ...


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I'd use circumspect. adj. watchful and discreet; cautious; prudent: circumspect behavior. [R H K Webster's]


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Rigorous - "scrupulously accurate, manifesting rigor, done carefully and with a lot of attention to detail" - Usage:"He is rigorous in his control of expenditure". Painstaking - "expending, showing, or involving diligent care and effort" Usage: "she was always painstaking about her work." Exhaustive- "comprehensive in scope; thorough: an exhaustive ...


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J. E. Lighter, The Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang (1994) has this entry for the relevant sense of fed: a federal official, esp. a member of the FBI. 1916 A. Stringer, Door of Dread 53: Seein' Kestner and yuh'd told me the Feds had ev'rything fixt, I give him the glassy eye. 1930 Irwin Tramp & Und[erworld] Sl[ang]: ...


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Two words commonly used in engineering (especially where mathematical analysis is the basis of that engineering) are Underspecified Indeterminate There are various ways to describe what these mean in technical detail, for example, as covered by this wikipedia article. Generally they mean that there is no unique solution; a unique solution cannot be ...


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You seem to have two different kinds of examples there. In the first example the solution set is ill-defined: A set is well-defined if any given object either is an element of the set, or is not an element of the set but it's never clear whether a given number a is an element of the solution set to the equation; whether it is or not depends (as you ...



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