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Jan
9
revised What does “corn” refer to in English-speaking parts of Asia?
Added more references and a quote from Wikipedia
Jan
9
answered What does “corn” refer to in English-speaking parts of Asia?
Jan
2
comment Is there a hypernym for acidity and basicity?
@EdwinAshworth I think that's the right answer! Could you please make it an answer so I can vote for it? There is a Chemistry.SE, so this question would probably make sense there too.
Dec
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awarded  Informed
Dec
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answered Phrase to describe a moving goal that is forever just out of reach
Oct
28
comment English proverb for “They danced, but didn't take a bow”, as for failing good work on a final step
Of all the options available right now, I think "dropped the ball" best conveys the sense of a near-success ruined by a last-minute mistake.
Oct
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awarded  Civic Duty
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answered What are some of the most intense and beautiful adjectives that a writer can use to describe the word “laugh”?
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
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comment What word means people who blindly follow the routine?
This isn't quite the word you're looking for, but if you're looking for someone who is deliberately obtrusive by following their instructions to the letter, you're looking for a jobsworth: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jobsworth
Jul
25
reviewed Reviewed Listing options
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comment Listing options
What would make this list "improved" in your opinion? Also, "sign up" usually has a space in it.
Jul
25
reviewed No Action Needed Words to describe a person who frequently asks questions even though they know the answer
Jul
16
comment What is deliberately using complex sentences to confuse people called?
I think "circumlocution" does suggest concealment, since you're circumlocuting around something, which to me is a form of deceit. But I'd agree that it doesn't suggest confusion!
Jul
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awarded  Enthusiast
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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reviewed Reviewed I'm stuck on finding a word to say “you can try anything” or “anything goes”
Jul
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answered Is there a single word for when something becomes neglected or forgotten (e.g. a plant dies because the gardener forgets to water it)?
Jun
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awarded  Yearling