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revised word meaning anticipatory disappointment
clarity
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accepted word meaning anticipatory disappointment
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comment word meaning anticipatory disappointment
apprehensive! I knew there was a word for it.
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asked word meaning anticipatory disappointment
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comment Is there a secular, non vulgar alternative to “for heaven's sake”?
you could channel Pooh, and use 'bother!' ( or 'botheration!' if greater emphasis is needed).
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comment “Please advise” — why is this a common turn of phrase for foreign speakers of English?
While I agree with your contention that the phrase is telegraphic, I must disagree that it has fallen out of favour. It is very common in business correspondence.
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comment Alphabetizing List of Mixed Words and Acronyms
I prefer the NSIO method. When I look up 'LOL', I expect to find it next to 'lolly' not 'laughing'. If I already knew it meant 'laughing...' I wouldn't need to look it up.
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comment What's a word for avoiding a question with a generic (fake) answer?
It's common usage in Canada as well.
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answered Multiple people but a singular object?
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comment Multiple people but a singular object?
You all is a regionalism. It should be avoided in formal English.
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comment How to stress any word properly?
well, you really don't want to put the acCENT on the wrong sylLABle. Not only will you sound silly but people won't likely understand you.
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comment What's the preferred style for a résumé?
It depends on what field you're in. An accountant's resumé looks very different from a teacher's.
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comment Female equivalent of “bachelor”?
Bachelor does not mean never married. It just means single.