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comment Pejorative for a room of low quality (esp. prison cell)
Note that "slum" has racial overtones. I don't think I've ever heard of it being used to describe a specific room, especially a prison cell.
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comment Pejorative for a room of low quality (esp. prison cell)
Note here that in the literal sense, a "dump" is where garbage is permanently disposed of, as in, "Have that junk taken to the dump." This is a very strong perjorative, but is much more appropriate in polite company than "shithole" or "hellhole". After all, no one would want to live anywhere near a dump.
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comment Pejorative for a room of low quality (esp. prison cell)
You have great answers below, but which one is most appropriate really depends on the context.
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comment What would be an appropriate word for a medicine that prevents Alzheimer's Disease?
@Mitch, you are correct that Alzheimer's disease is not preventable. My question was about what you would call a preventative medicine if one were to become available.
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comment Is there a word or expression for when someone passionately wants something, and then discovers afterwards that it's different from how he imagined?
I think I'm also looking to describe the person's naivety in not anticipating reality.
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comment Is there a word or expression for when someone passionately wants something, and then discovers afterwards that it's different from how he imagined?
Those words all apply, but I'm looking for an expression that captures the irony of the disappointment when someone works so hard to get something and then is disappointed.