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Jul
17
comment A word for high level officials in the government
Andrew,Oldcat,Erik:Sorry for not making it clearer. I’m looking for a word for a group (or a class) of high level state officials (vs low level bureaucrats) in a non-democratic, authoritarian government where systemic corruption is rampant. These officials usually enjoy special privileges and do not need to be accountable to the public. I might have hastily generalized to “all” high level government officials; however in countries where officials are not necessarily democratically elected and corruption is widespread, when you hold high office, you are thought of as a member of (this) group.
Jul
17
asked A word for high level officials in the government
Jul
2
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Jun
8
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Apr
23
comment Is there a word to describe someone who is always defeated at my hand?
Clarification: Both A & B were competing in a number of piano competitions and both are highly qualified top contenders. For some reason, A always won. B beat C before in another competition, but A lost to C several times in the past.
Apr
22
asked Is there a word to describe someone who is always defeated at my hand?
Apr
16
comment How to describe a guy who is popular with girls?
Pardon me for ambiguities. Actually it has nothing to do any sort of sexual connotation or orientation. While some answers seem to suggest the guy was successful in making himself popular with women, I am looking to describe a young chap who hasn't done anything to impress the girls but girls naturally like to hang around with him and feel he is pleasant to be with. He seems to have this special charm.
Apr
15
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Apr
15
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Apr
14
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Apr
13
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Apr
13
asked How to describe a guy who is popular with girls?
Jan
29
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Dec
31
comment Idiom or word for a very crowded place
In Chinese, we also have colloquial expressions such as "packed like sardines" to describe a jam-packed subway train. I don't know if it was borrowed from English. Alternatively, we also say a place is so crowded that there is nowhere for a needle to be poked (inserted).
Dec
1
asked What is the best way to describe someone who is very social in a party?
Dec
27
comment Letter closing other than “Love”
I agree. Love is not said often enough. However, doesn't it sound a little imposing (or insincere?) if you are not that close to the other side?
Dec
27
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Dec
27
asked Letter closing other than “Love”
Dec
25
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Dec
24
asked Alternate ways to say someone is grumpy