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Mar
5
comment Is there a one-word opposite of implausible?
@curiousdannii, they may not be the words your dictionary of preference uses to gloss the term, but I think they do a fair job of conveying the subtext of real-world usage of a term which Cambridge can gloss as difficult to believe and which typically expresses a subjective opinion.
Mar
5
answered Is there a one-word opposite of implausible?
Feb
9
reviewed Reject Is there an online sample sentence database or search engine?
Feb
9
reviewed Approve What are the different nuances of “passing with distinction” in a CV?
Jan
12
awarded  Yearling
Nov
11
comment English Typography in the 17th Century
It seems unlikely to be a coincidence that the italicised nouns are exactly the proper nouns. (Well, Satyrs could be disputed).
Jun
24
comment Dean Professor or Dean and Professor
Is this just a hypothetical question, or do you know of a title which conveys a prenominal "Dean"?
Jun
24
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
16
awarded  Constituent
Jun
9
awarded  Caucus
Jun
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
16
comment Should I use 10 cent words or $2 words?
@Pacerier, I mean that the meaning of those phrases is insufficiently transparent.
Feb
25
comment How would you describe the semantic phenomenon that allows this joke?
@JohnLawler meant to type past and present, of course.
Jan
12
awarded  Yearling
Dec
30
comment Does English have a name for padded/insulated trousers worn over your regular trousers when outside in extreme cold?
Why do you call trews a historical term? Isn't it more a dialectal (specifically: Scots) term?
Dec
9
revised What is the difference between an Emperor and a King?
I appreciate the correction of the scope, but I don't think it justifies splitting what is a single word in my source into two
Nov
1
comment Augmentation in Computer Science
You've missed my point. He mentioned strengthening in brackets and after the initials PS. That suggests that he said it that as a piece of interesting trivia rather than as an explanation of what he meant when he used augmentation earlier.
Oct
31
comment Augmentation in Computer Science
I'm not convinced that you've correctly understood your first example. It seems to me that the use there is extension, and that the parenthetical mention of strengthening was an aside, unrelated to the meaning in the referenced sentence. And if it does mean strengthening then that is anyway a special case of extension, merely narrowing the purpose of the extension.
Oct
25
comment What does the word “Fresh” mean in everyday conversation in America / UK / Australia? I am confused?
Perhaps the not frozen/dried/tinned/etc. could be summarised as not subjected to preservation treatments considered 'harsh'. Longlife milk is subjected to ultra-high-temperature treatment; pasteurised milk might still be sold as fresh even though it's been subjected to some treatment.
Oct
23
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