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Jan
27
awarded  Yearling
Jan
27
awarded  Yearling
May
29
answered What's the hypernym for “owned” and “rented”?
Apr
14
answered What is the verb form of “LLC”?
Apr
14
answered Word to describe being useful to many people
Mar
8
comment A word for “to claim a position or place above something or someone else”
On the lines of "subjugate," consider also "subordinate," "diminish" and "demean."
Mar
6
comment What is the difference between “options” and “settings”?
@FumbleFingers: VS is a mess in that regard. I count 9 menu items, not including the ones in my screenshot, that are ostensibly different kinds of settings. Two of them are in the Help menu! It does seem to be a company-wide epidemic, though, given the p9rominence of Windows 8's facility to search for settings. (And who knows what's not a setting now, given that it's where they put the "Shut down" command.)
Mar
6
answered What do you call someone who studies calendars?
Feb
24
awarded  Talkative
Feb
24
answered What is the difference between “options” and “settings”?
Feb
6
comment Ways of expressing the lack of ability to refrain from doing something
You can even go farther and drop "help." Reading with and without the implied semantics: "She can't [do anything at all] but [to] sing along." "She can't help [herself] but [to] sing along."
Jan
31
comment Etymology of “evangel”
Indeed, the usage dates at least as far back as the Greek New Testament. Consider, e.g., Mark 1:14-15: "Καὶ μετὰ τὸ παραδοθῆναι τὸν Ἰωάνην ἦλθεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν κηρύσσων τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τοῦ θεοῦ / καὶ λέγων ὅτι Πεπλήρωται ὁ καιρὸς καὶ ἤγγικεν ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ θεοῦ: μετανοεῖτε καὶ πιστεύετε ἐν τῷ εὐαγγελίῳ." ("Now after John was taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God, and saying, 'The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand! Repent, and believe in the gospel.'")
Jan
31
comment Simple word related to “a group of intellectuals” or “a group of smart learners”
If I remember the connotation of the colleges correctly as being somewhat derogatory, the AmE equivalent might be the ivory tower.
Jan
30
comment What is a good synonym for “devil”?
These words better describe Loki than Lucifer.
Jan
30
comment Is healthful considered an acceptable synonym of healthy?
healthful : healthy :: nauseating : nauseous. QED. Vote to close.
Jan
30
revised “Measure” vs. “measurement”
Edited to allow for multiple acts of measuring in the final example.
Jan
30
answered Difference between “empathetic” and “empathic”
Jan
30
awarded  Supporter
Jan
30
comment How to describe word with many syllables
I don't know how much it will impress; I've only ever seen it used in criticism (having that "turnabout is fair play" quality of communicating, "This is the affectation you portray when you use stupidly big words.") But I think that, using common endings, a big word would be a sesquiped, writing with lots of big words would be sesquipedal and would display the attribute of sesquipedality, and the writing itself and the person who wrote it could be accused of being sesquipedalian.
Jan
30
answered “Measure” vs. “measurement”