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They are casting directors. For some major productions, the process of selecting actors for sometimes hundreds of parts may often require specialized staff. While the last word remains with the people in charge, artistic and production, a casting director or "CD" (and sometimes the casting associate) is in charge of most of the daily work involved in ...


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There are words that are retained in their original language because they impart a certain feel, say, of elegance, snobbery, belonging, etc. hors d' oeuvres, maitre d', and garçon were retained by French restaurants, and came to be generalized because of the connotation of elegance and sophistication of French restaurants. The same could be said of concierge ...


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There is a commonplace longing for the good old days. For example, there is often a longing for the turn-of-the-century era (1900 not 2000) that is thought to be kinder and gentler than the later 20th century, as exemplified in Hollywood sagas like Meet me in St. Louis. A reading of some authors, like Stephen Crane's Maggie, Girl of the Streets, paints a ...


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How about "nostalgic romanticization" and "nostalgic romanticism?"


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Corporeal might fit. of a material nature; physical Also, Descartes suggested this many years ago in Res Extensa: Res extensa (often translated "corporeal substance" by Descartes) is one of the three substances described by René Descartes in his Cartesian ontology, alongside res cogitans and God. Translated from Latin, "res extensa" means ...


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A carnival club is a civic organization (probably in a Catholic community) that organizes a float for the carnival parade that celebrates the beginning of Lent. They are similar to the Mardi Gras Krewes of New Orleans. Sloterdijk was a German philosopher and there is a suburb of Amsterdam with this name. It is not likely that there is a carnival crew in ...


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Saudade: It describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. Moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing may never return.[2] A stronger form of saudade may be felt towards people and things whose whereabouts are unknown, such as a lost lover, or ...


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All of the things I can think of are adjectives, and so to make them nouns you would add 'thing' or 'entity' or something similar. Possible words are: "Physical" thing or entity "Material" thing or entity (literally meaning composed of matter) "Because the ship is material" (or physical) would also work.


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This is mostly anecdotal (I can't find/don't have/remember my sources): English as a language can be limiting. Compared to another language, say German, we simply don't have the fluidity of vocabulary to make up words. The common perception is that the German language lends itself to fairly easily building of words, some a portmanteau of pre-exisiting ...


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The term exists in the field of software engineering: Composability is a system design principle that deals with the inter-relationships of components. A highly composable system provides recombinant components that can be selected and assembled in various combinations to satisfy specific user requirements. It is not a "standard" English word and many ...


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In English, discriminatory or not, we informally call a group of people who move a lot either "nomads" or "gypsies". However, I don't think of these words as discriminatory because in general "nomads" is a neutral term usually descriptive of a native population, and "gypsies" is a romantic term, at least when applied to a band of wanderers. On the other ...



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