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comment Changing Quotes
It might also be bowdlerization or euphemism. But without context and explanation this is unanswerable.
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answered Usage of the word “refuse”
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reviewed No Action Needed What is the word that defines walking confidently, coldly and calmly?
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reviewed Looks OK What's the word for “angry boredom”?
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reviewed Delete What's the word for “angry boredom”?
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comment Can “abscond” be used as a transitive verb?
Quite right (though complaining about young people's abuse of language is literally as old as the Pyramids, and probably older). You don't make clear, however, that the police officer's tortured language is both legitimate and unrelated to the passive; I chased the man who had absconded with the car would be better than the first sentence, without bringing in legal definitions of stolen.
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comment Does a pun require an explicit reference to the word being punned?
Log also has a relevant (though indelicate) meaning.
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comment Word for 'possessing large gravity well'?
@John: Jupiter and Saturn, at least, look more like treacle wells to me.
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answered Word for 'possessing large gravity well'?
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comment Origin of the double meaning of “Swear”
Related (possible duplicate): Does 'oath' have an implied religious connotation?
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reviewed Looks OK How to express a certain 60-minute period
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reviewed Looks OK “5 min after” vs. “at 5 min after”
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reviewed Close I looked at the mirror and saw: “me” or “myself”?
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reviewed Looks OK Another word for 'audience'
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reviewed Looks OK What do salespeople mean by “don't sell the steak, sell the sizzle?”
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comment Is “soliciting” in the example sentence an adjective or a noun?
@WindowsDude7: Saying "If you replace the word with an adjective it becomes clear it should be an adjective" is special pleading. I would agree with you,but for the fact that soliciting is not an adjective in normal dictionaries.