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Feb
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comment Is there a single word for “becoming lucid”
As an aside, I would find the phrases "became lucid" or "becoming lucid" a bit odd and obtuse. I would more likely hear the phrase "became clear" or "becoming clear".
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Jan
22
comment Antonym of “misnomer”
@EdwinAshworth Yes, that's why I try to qualify my statements with "serious english context" and "proper English word." Unless we're specifically talking about local slang or neologisms, it seems counterproductive to spread too wide a net in deciding what is an "English word".
Jan
22
comment Antonym of “misnomer”
@EdwinAshworth The way I define a proper English word is that it is found in the OED, Merriam-Webster, Cambridge, or other major dictionary. I don't consider the Urban Dictionary to be an authoritative resource. We could talk a lot about whatever utterances or slang that English speakers have ever used, but if they aren't understood by a significant portion of English speakers, I don't consider it a "serious" English word.
Jan
20
comment Antonym of “misnomer”
@Dreifot The important point is, however, that not all words have antonyms. There's no word that necessarily fits in every sentence construction with the opposite meaning of misnomer. In my example you might write "it would be appropriate to call the decade the Psychedelic 60s because…" (Or perhaps, tying everything together: "It would be an appropriate moniker to call…")
Jan
20
comment Antonym of “misnomer”
@Dreifort you would use the adjective form: The late 1960s were renowned for drug use in America. I don't think you've used misnomer quite correctly — mistake would be a better word choice in that next sentence you wrote. Misnomer is applied to a specific word or term, not a concept. You could instead say "it would be a misnomer to call the decade the Psychedelic 60s because…"
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Dec
10
comment Is there a saying or proverb for a situation where the weakest party will always lose?
I came here to post that "survival of the fittest" as an answer, with the caveat that it is an oversimplification of evolutionary theory, but I like your word "corruption" even better. ;-)
Nov
26
comment Is there an inverse of the word “consignment”?
@tyler I think that first quoted paragraph is a good summary, and as plain as any English prose I've read. :)
Nov
10
answered Is there English proverb or saying equivalent to Chinese / Japanese common proverb 李下に冠を正さず- Don’t touch (redress) your coronet under the plum tree?
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reviewed Close “Him” or “his” used with “resulted”
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reviewed Close does a semicolon or comma belong before “is this correct?”
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reviewed Close Very great or great?
Nov
6
comment antonym for beneficiary
@gwatson Contributor, an alternative in an answer below, fits your example, and is used commonly to refer to people who pay compulsory taxes.
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