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revised Is there a word that describes the swift and skillful covering of the natural emotions?
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Jan
11
comment How did “perfidy” come to mean the absence of faithfulness / trust?
I can see now there are documented cases, but is it much to ask yet for understand on how some usages of per- came to mean the opposite of 'positive completeness'?
Jan
11
asked How did “perfidy” come to mean the absence of faithfulness / trust?
Dec
26
comment Is there a term for when visual negative-space and positive-space are switched
Incidentally, @FumbleFingers, the answers thus far are spot on – and assuredly one of them can be considered correct unless something deeper develops.
Dec
26
comment Is there a term for when visual negative-space and positive-space are switched
The fact that there is no clear division "between figure and ground" is what I'm aiming toward in this. Understanding the term figure-ground reversal is / was a means to that end. Is there terms in literature for this ambiguity?
Dec
26
comment Is there a term for when visual negative-space and positive-space are switched
Without getting chatty about it, it seems tautological to say you 'cannot see negative-space' when 'you don't know what that is'?
Dec
26
asked Is there a term for when visual negative-space and positive-space are switched
Dec
22
accepted What is the origin of “burning a hole in my pocket”?
Dec
22
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
3
comment Word for “Click or Tap”
@nothingisnecessary though you're generally on target, please don't muddle the use of terms (affordance) any further by reinforcing ambiguity in this way. Affordance is for 'true' (functional) affordances, whereas perceived affordance is for those things which effect the intended responses and visual-conceptual identity. The matter will be very important as virtual mechanics and aesthetics further separate from physical constraints. Thanks, Another OldTimer
Oct
28
comment What is the Illuminati?
No, but I have engineer something
Oct
27
answered What is the Illuminati?
Oct
22
comment Word for inlets of a mountain
The diagram in the question is clearly of sharper depth than a dale
Oct
5
comment A term for a particular makeshift lock (image included)
Thanks for being the only answer to correct the use of the word "makeshift"
Sep
27
comment An idiom for “striking unnecessarily hard when the opponent is already weakened”
Yours is a form of intelligence that is rarely appreciated.
Sep
14
revised How do I address a committee?
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Sep
14
revised How do I address a committee?
grammar! of all things
Aug
29
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
20
comment what is an alternative word of “would cut to training hundreds of New York city police.”
These sentences are not well-formed. Just to confirm, are you typing them exactly as the author put them in print? If so, the author may not be able to handle the English language well.
Jul
20
comment What would you call an entity that is indestructible, but harmless to others?(read statement)
"Surviving anywhere" and "not being injured by extreme trauma / assault" are... very different things. Can you convey your target a bit more clearly?