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comment Why is “violated” being used as future perfect with a person as the object?
It's worth noting that this usage is jargon: the meaning is specific to a few limited domains (e.g. parolees and, apparently, airline inspections); and trying to use the word with this intended meaning outside of these domains or contexts will cause confusion at best, and quite possibly a serious misunderstanding.
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comment What does “it doesn’t make much of a case for itself” mean?
@Gangnus no problem! Better late than never. :-)
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reviewed Leave Closed Is there a word that contains all the vowels?
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reviewed Reject and Edit difference between “engage with someone” and “engage someone”?
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revised difference between “engage with someone” and “engage someone”?
giri > girl
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comment What is a word to describe inefficient communication?
@StevenL, in my estimation it would generally fall into the "huh?" category; it is not a widely-used word and the average person probably doesn't know what it means. (If someone does know what it means, they would most likely take it as a negative comment.)
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comment Why *is* abbreviation such a long word?
And if you try to make a noun out of "terse", you'll get something like "tersification", which is actually 1 letter longer than "abbreviation".
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comment Why *is* abbreviation such a long word?
Start from "brevis" (latin for "short", also the root of "brief"); add "ad-" and convert to "breviare" to make it "abbreviare", a verb meaning "to shorten"; then convert to a noun by adding "-ionem" on the end (getting "abbreviationem") to mean "something that has been shortened". Then cut off the -em for French or English, and there you go.
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answered What is a word to describe inefficient communication?
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reviewed Close unclear pronounciation
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reviewed Close Present Perfect sentence
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comment Man who confused word order
It has always seemed to me that they should be called "Oonerspisms"....
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reviewed Close A word for the meaning of “abuse of the authoritative/political power”
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reviewed Close Do neither and nor ever switch places for literary effect?
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reviewed Close What's the difference of “will be need” and “will need”
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reviewed Close How to describe two master's degrees?
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comment Meaning of “at least a quarter” in the quoted sentence
It should probably be "at least once a quarter".