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comment When is it appropriate to use 'admixture' rather than 'mixture'?
Admixture is rare compared to mixture; I would personally never use it, even in formal writing. To my ear it carries a connotation similar to adulterated, i.e. "some elements of the overall mixture shouldn't have been added", but I don't think that is what was meant in this quote.
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answered Is it correct to say “The reason is because …”?
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comment What is it called when something appears so obvious, no one expects it?
The airport in Atlanta has a display case, right by the security screening line, holding all the most ridiculous things they've confiscated from people who tried to carry them onto a plane, including several handguns, at least one machete, and a chain saw.
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answered What is a non-gendered synonym for “macho”?
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answered What is the English term for those who cannot part with their smartphones anywhere or at any time?
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comment What does “amletic” mean?
I observe that the construction "I have a doubt about X" [meaning "I have a question about X"] is already into variant-English territory; I've never heard native speakers of Am or BrEng say that.
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answered A phrase for “extremely bad luck”
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comment Bonus points, only negative
@DaveMagner Hence 'additional demerits' instead of just 'demerits'. But that phrase has the connotations I want.
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comment Bonus points, only negative
@djechlin This is actually for a book review, not for student work.
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comment Bonus points, only negative
I'm going to leave this open a couple days in case something even better comes along, but I think "additional demerits" is pretty much what I wanted.
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answered What word means someone who’s satisfied with superficial knowledge?
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revised Why is this sentence incorrect?
additional example, smart quotes