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In Britain we could say, The power/electricity is back on.
We (folks in California) sometimes say "Power has been restored."
I have quite often heard the following: Power is back Power is back on Power has returned Power is up, along with the corresponding “power is down” when the electricity supply is interrupted Power is back up More formally, in the news or so; Power has been restored (to the affected areas) In my experience, the word power is used much more often than ...
I don't speak German, but looking at this page it seems to me Geländekante can apply to any abrupt change in "level". Those examples range from "height discontinuities" of hundreds/thousands of feet (cliffs, Ayers Rock) to mere inches (kerb between road and pavement, small mismatch in a loading bay area). So I think the short answer is there is no ...
The closest that I can think of is a semordnilap. It's when a word or phrase makes another word or phrase when spelled backwards. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/semordnilap Note that semordnilap is palindromes spelled backwards. :-)
A cliff or precipice is at the boundary to an abrupt change in altitude. Google: cliff a steep rock face, especially at the edge of the sea. synonyms: precipice, rock face, crag, bluff, ridge, escarpment, scar, related: shelf
Perhaps dogmatic? Merriam-Webster: "expressing personal opinions or beliefs as if they are certainly correct and cannot be doubted" or, upon looking for synonyms for dogmatic, there's doctrinaire: dictionary.com: "dogmatic about others' acceptance of one's ideas; fanatical: a doctrinaire preacher"
I think self-rightous may fit: confident of one's own righteousness, especially when smugly moralistic and intolerant of the opinions and behavior of others.
My suggestion is a verb, but I think pontificate is a word that describes what this person does. Per Wordnik, there are these definitions: To act like a pontiff; to express one’s position or opinions dogmatically and pompously as if they were absolutely correct. To speak in a patronizing, supercilious or pompous manner, especially at length. ...
Hope this table clarifies the usage. Note that in these examples, words smaller and greater perform two functions whereas less and lesser perform one function each. It is incorrect to say 3 is lesser than 5.
If you are specifically referring to a change in height of a person (a human) - then we call that a "spurt", or more specifically a "growth spurt" - when a child grows inches taller, almost overnight.
There are dozens of words for these things that vary in aspect, specificity, origin, and region. Sometimes they emphasize the vertical aspect; other times the line at the top or bottom. Some are for collections of these things; others for singular instances. cliff bluff breaks palisades scarp escarpment fault face ridge cuesta wall hogback pediment cleaver ...
Stormy : indicative of or characterized by storms; tempestuous: stormy seas. also, turbulent a characterized by turbulence; tempestuous: turbulent waters. Rough: Characterized by violent motion; turbulent: rough waters. The Free Dictionary
I'd say that is either a hustler or a fraud. Hustler noun 1. an enterprising person determined to succeed; go-getter. Definition of fraud in English: noun [MASS NOUN] 1 Wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain: 'he was convicted of fraud' [COUNT NOUN]: prosecutions for social security frauds ...
Depending on the connotation you'd prefer, consider: irrepressible - not able to be controlled or restrained. G cheat - (tr) to escape or avoid (something unpleasant) by luck or cunning: to cheat death. TFD It is possible to "beat the system" while playing by all it's rules. You find a path to success that the creators of the system never ...
Scarp, or escarpment. Wikipedia: Cliff, a significant vertical, or near vertical, rock exposure Escarpment, a steep slope or long rock that occurs from erosion or faulting and separates two relatively level areas of differing elevations
Down vs Operational e.g. Power is down on the entire peninsula. vs. Repairs were completed overnight; power is operational.
I would suggest autocratic, which is defined by oxforddictionaries.com as “taking no account of other people’s wishes or opinions”.
I think this more accurately illustrates the concept "The raised nail gets the hammer." Kind of the opposite of "the squeaky wheel gets the grease"! [
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