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bio website timparenti.com
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About me, huh? Well, I don't like creating a ton of different profiles because I never remember to update them all. So I'll defer this section to http://www.timparenti.com/me/.


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awarded  Popular Question
Nov
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awarded  Yearling
Oct
4
comment Antonym of mandate
@ermanen An authoritative body is not necessarily a legal one.
Oct
2
comment Antonym of mandate
@ermanen Yes, but a parent vetoing a child's action seems more opposite to a parent approving of such an action, rather than mandating it.
Oct
2
awarded  Commentator
Oct
2
comment Antonym of mandate
Enjoin is a great word, but perhaps not quite the best fit here due to the fact that it's typically found with a preposition like from.
Oct
2
comment Antonym of mandate
Imposing a moratorium seems to imply that there is some continuing action to be stopped. This is not the case.
Oct
2
accepted Antonym of mandate
Oct
2
comment Antonym of mandate
@ermanen No action has been proposed. The example sentence given responds to a proposal regarding whether an action should be actively required or actively prohibited.
Oct
2
comment Antonym of mandate
The action is neither an official one nor is it legislation. While veto has legislative connotations which would go better with a verb indicating official approval, like ratify, I think interdict mostly avoids this problem.
Oct
1
comment Is there a word analogous to 'shooting yourself in the foot'?
+1 to backfire since it shares the connotation of accidentally "shooting" yourself as a result of your actions.
Oct
1
asked Antonym of mandate
Jan
5
awarded  Teacher
Jan
5
revised Generic term for sunrise and sunset
Slight rewording to further clarify differences between 2 and 3.
Jan
5
comment The obscure “they”
Beautifully stated on the "collective action" part.
Jan
5
awarded  Editor
Jan
5
comment Generic term for sunrise and sunset
@Gnawme It's quite possibly a lacuna. Or perhaps just a very technical term. I don't know... but I guess that's why I'm asking!
Jan
5
revised Generic term for sunrise and sunset
Adding twilight link
Jan
5
answered When do you use 'in' vs 'by' when talking about payments and transactions
Jan
5
comment Generic term for sunrise and sunset
@tchrist Right. We use sunrise to refer to the precise time at which the sun comes up from the horizon, as well as more informally to the period of time approximating that instant. That's the kind of thing I'm going for.