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bowing How to Use Exquisite Bowing Techniques on a Violin. http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Exquisite-Bowing-Techniques-on-a-Violin
You might be thinking of vicarious; in particular: "felt or enjoyed through imagined participation in the experience of others". (M-W)
As touched upon in a previous answer, obsequious fits the bill somewhat. Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning. thefreedictionary.com
I'm fond of “unctuous” : unctuous Excessively flattering or ingratiating; oily: he seemed anxious to please but not in an unctuous way from the ODO
There are several specific adjectives phrases to describe the exact manner of bowing, but the general word is arco. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/arco#English Here is a good introductory glossary of specific techniques: http://beststudentviolins.com/terms.pdf <digression> Arco is the Italian word for bow, so the word for bowing is essentially ...
sycophant -- a person who praises powerful people in order to get their approval
Toady. noun 1. a person who behaves obsequiously to someone important. (Google) For example: The governor surrounded herself with toadies who ensured a constant stream of sunshine flowed up the gubernatorial anus.
I think you are looking for a carboy or a demijohn. They are usually made of glass but they can be plastic also. For commercial use, they usually contain distilled water and they can be used in households. A carboy or demijohn is a rigid container with a typical capacity of 20 to 60 L (5 to 15 gallons). Carboys are primarily used for transporting ...
effusive uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm Profuse; overflowing: effusive praise. (TFD)
juice man (noun phrase, slang): a hoodlum who collects money owed to a racketeer 'a 'juice man' (loan collector) for syndicate hoodlum bosses (1950s+ underworld)' Source: Dictionary.com juice collector (slang): one who collects the money (juice) owed to a bookmaker or a loan shark Source: Wiki Books containing references to the above terms: The ...
1337 speak: (also leet speak) Leet stands for Elite. Leetspeak is an alternative alphabet for English by replacing it with a number or combination of numbers. '7H15 1S WR1773N 1N 1337 5P34K'
There is no antonym for attend, because there are so many possible ways, and reasons, not to attend. It is not usually wise to assume that any word has a one-word antonym, for just this reasson. Your edited question, though, is more reasonable: missing (a class) without justification could be shortened to skipping. I would, however, call this slightly too ...
Typecasting and Type casting are the processes by which a particular actor becomes strongly identified with a specific character. A quick internet search for the words: type casting and typecasting ...will find substantiation. Specific links not attached due to link degeneration. I hope that helps.
I think you are referring to fiddling. The "normal" way of playing a violin is to fiddle it. fid·dle (fĭd′l) n. 1. A violin, especially one used to play folk or country music. v.intr. 1. To play a fiddle. v.tr. 1. To play (a tune) on a fiddle. To stress the fact that one is using the bow (e.g. as opposed to strumming or plucking the ...
What first came to mind was: delve: to carry on intensive and thorough research for data, information, or the like; investigate: to delve into the issue of prison reform. Usually used with into, as in the example above. Source: dictionary.com
I see the adjective tag, but for me "a single word for someone" calls for a noun (otherwise you have adjective + "person"). So, my suggestions are: adulator That many in the eighteenth century actively resisted what seemed to them classical cultural imperialism, something supported by contemporaries they considered spineless adulators and imitators, may ...
For the special case when such compliments are part of an ulterior motive: A kiss-ass, alternately ass-kisser, is a person who excessively praises a superior with the (perhaps only perceived) intention of gaining favor for personal advancement. This pejorative term would likely be used by such a person's colleagues, who are disgruntled by the unseemly ...
They are bottles, exactly as Chasly points out. You can so trivially find 100,000 usages on the internet, it is not worth making a link here. Note that your best bet is probably to refer to them as: "water delivery bottles" or perhaps better "water cooler bottles" That would be the most absolutely clear way to refer to them. Consider propane/cng ...
lexical Relating to the words or vocabulary of a language (Oxford) ...eschewing of lexical obfuscation
An enforcer or a strongman is often used to describe any person in a criminal gang whose purpose is to physically intimidate people into fufilling their percieved obligations to the gang. eg. [Suge] Knight, a notorious strongman and intimidator, was able to have Eazy-E released... From here.
How about: Annals of Narnia or, more obviously: Tales of Narnia
First, a word in clarification: "bottles" would be the term I would naturally use for these containers. However, after using that same word - not once, but three times - the OP asks for another term. That is the nature of this OP. So, as a second-choice, rather than tankard (its Middle English origins notwithstanding), perhaps a suitable term would be cask? ...
"Upcycled" is a currently popular term for reusing the old, especially in reference to making something worn, faded, or otherwise undesirable valuable (such as taking a ratty leather coat and cutting out the good parts and sewing it into a bunch of iPhone cases. to process (used goods or waste material) so as to produce something that is often better ...
An expression such as this requires context. It is probable that the relationship has already been described in the story and this is a brief way of referring back to it.
A "media splash" is noticeable coverage in news media -- newspapers, TV, radio, online outlets, etc. Here's a headline from The New York Times: Beyond Publish or Perish, Academic Papers Look to Make a Splash. It's about academic economists who want their papers reported on for a general readership instead of having them restricted to an audience of fellow ...
Wistful. From Dictionary.com: characterized by melancholy; longing; yearning. pensive, especially in a melancholy way.
Indelibly linked is commonly used to describe this. Veteran Actor John Larroquette is indelibly linked with his longtime role on the series Night Court... But for many TV viewers Herrmann was indelibly linked to FDR... And specifically talking about the Harry Potter actors: The "Sorcerer's Stone" film adaptation was released three years later, ...
epistemophobia: fear of knowledge veritaphobia: fear of truth
Step? Advance? Move? I do not think this is an exhaustive list but it may help.
Of the three, i'd pick "diamond-shaped". Diamonds are not always square, but they can be. And baseball diamonds, as well as the diamonds suit in playing cards, are typically portrayed with one corner up, not one side up. Of course, this would not imply anything as to where the fan handle is attached. (An illustration would be ideal—but that might not be ...
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