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comment Distinctive features of English diphthongs
Does the <a href="en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dipthong#English">wikipedia entry on Dipthongs</a> not give you what you want?
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answered “having”, “with” or “who have” - which is preferred for an attribute conferring group membership?
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comment Is there a name for synonyms that appear to have opposite meanings?
Note to OP: While I don't think there's a "real" word for the thing you're asking (as fumblefingers pointed out), many comedians might try to work such things into their skits on oxymorons. What you're asking isn't an oxymoron, I'm just saying that some might mistakenly lump these in with other oxymorons.
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answered Is there a synonym for lazy with a positive connotation?
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answered Is there a name for synonyms that appear to have opposite meanings?
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answered Is there a polite alternative to “No thanks, I'm full”?
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comment What is the origin of the phrase “I rest my case”?
@Mr.Disappointment: good catch. It was not my intention to demonstrate etymology so much as popularization. The questioner seems to be asking less about the legal use and more about common lay-use.
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comment What is the origin of the phrase “I rest my case”?
@Elijah: QED is not technically a synonym, although some might use it that way. From wiki: "QED is an initialism of the Latin phrase quod erat demonstrandum, which means ''what was to be demonstrated''", and is more closely related to "the rest is left as an exercise to the reader." The similarity to "rest one's case" is that both imply "I've shown you all the important bits", whereas the similarity to "left as an exercise" is the implied "if you still have doubts, you can workk out the details on your own."
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answered The usage of “sic” in writing
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answered Is there a single word for a member of a group who completes a job?