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Jan
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accepted Can “sir” be used to address female officers?
Dec
28
comment Difference between deformable and flexible
To some degree, yes. Usually deformable is modified, as in easily deformable with hand pressure or deformable when gently heated. I think the term would probably not be used to describe a complete change in state (solid to liquid) or substantial destruction (explosive force).
Dec
28
comment Difference between deformable and flexible
Flexible usually suggest the object can easily return to its original shape or position. Also, a briefcase handle made of plastic is deformable if you apply heat (and other materials might also be deformed). Similarly a dancer can be seriously injured and might be described as deformed, although the term would probably be considered insensitive.
Dec
28
answered Expression/word for reading a book quickly?
Dec
28
answered Is there a word or term used to categorize words that are unnecessary to conform with grammar rules and don't add to the meaning of a sentence?
Dec
25
comment When someone can speak a language very well, they are “fluent”. What if you can only understand it?
+1 Language skills are often parsed into receptive and expressive - the ability to understand vs. communicate.
Dec
24
comment What do you call a person who refuses to do something/certain things?
@QPaysTaxes I don't know watt you are talking about.
Dec
23
answered What do you call a person who refuses to do something/certain things?
Dec
22
answered What does “base passions” mean?
Dec
20
comment What is the word for a person who never listens to other people's opinions and ideas?
@HotLicks It would be pig-headed of me not to recognize that smithkm got there first.
Dec
20
comment What is English equivalent to 座右の銘 – a motto you always keep by the side?
@HotLicks Mantra sounds like an answer (with appropriate links and definition). After posting my answer, this occurred to me, and I planned to add it to my post next chance I got. Lo, and behold, you are already there!
Dec
19
comment Can I use “any” with an object expressed in plural?
Context would help.
Dec
19
answered What is English equivalent to 座右の銘 – a motto you always keep by the side?
Dec
19
comment Single word for a person who puts forth effort only in front of management
None of these terms are specifically work related, and they are often applied to other spheres. You could craft a phrase like closet shirker which would convey an avoidance of effort.
Dec
18
answered Single word for a person who puts forth effort only in front of management
Dec
17
answered What does the slang word “can” mean?
Dec
15
comment Where does “noogie” come from?
@Hugo Long Beach, NY to be precise.
Dec
14
comment Using a proper noun (specifically an acronym) as an adjective
Why would it not be? Nouns can routinely be used adjectivally, and proper nouns, including acronyms and initialisms, are nouns. The NASA moonshot was successful. They can also be used adverbially to modify adjectives. An IBM inspired [or IBM-inspired] methodology
Dec
12
comment Is there a special word/name/phrase for the money/income generated by student while he is in college?
@Cargill When I was in college (many years ago), the term stipend was regularly used to refer to monies paid to students who had work-study or internship assignments. The amount was usually fixed and a set number of hours were expected.
Dec
12
comment Looking For My Glasses
Working at a disadvantage?