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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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revised A single word to describe someone who is both old and wise
Add a few semi-proper names
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revised A single word to describe someone who is both old and wise
Add two more possible words
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answered A single word to describe someone who is both old and wise
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awarded  Caucus
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answered How to say “generating errors” in one word?
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answered “commit suicide” In A Literary Way
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awarded  Editor
Mar
29
comment Word request: Well-known and generally accepted
I have edited my answer to include the clear definition from the OED. The word "conventional" has 12 definitions, "anecdotal" has 2, "common" has 5, and "mainstream" has 2. Sure, anything can be used as a buzzword, and that has nothing to do with whether there are clear definitions.
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revised Word request: Well-known and generally accepted
Add the definition of "best practice"
Mar
28
comment Word request: Well-known and generally accepted
Kris, did the OP specifically ask for positive connotations? I don't see any hint of this in the question.
Mar
28
comment Word request: Well-known and generally accepted
Kris, isn't that true for any of the other suggested words? The words conventional, anecdotal, common, and mainstream can all be used where specific evidence would be more convincing.
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28
answered Word request: Well-known and generally accepted
Mar
27
comment “More clear” vs “Clearer”: when to use “more” instead of “-er”?
It's not too surprising that "more clear" is more popular: "clearer" is a bit of a mouthful.
Mar
26
comment Why is “primer” pronounced with a short “i” sound?
I'm surprised this answer is so highly rated. It assumes that the short-i is a recent phenomenon (which it's not), and it doesn't give any information about regional variations or history.
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awarded  Critic
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awarded  Commentator