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reviewed Close Acceptance email after getting work from senior authority
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reviewed Looks OK Word/phrase that means a series of problems of increasing severity caused by a small error
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reviewed Looks OK Word/phrase that means a series of problems of increasing severity caused by a small error
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revised Is there a single word for when something becomes neglected or forgotten (e.g. a plant dies because the gardener forgets to water it)?
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reviewed Looks OK An old car in bad condition
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reviewed Looks OK Is there a word for someone who tends to find faults in others?
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reviewed Looks OK Single word for someone who doesn't let anyone walk all over them (antonym of 'pushover')
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reviewed Looks OK A word for people that have the same characteristics
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reviewed Looks OK A word similar to 'inspire' which modifies the subject
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reviewed Close Comments on baby girl photo
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reviewed Looks OK Common term or single word for someone who is embarrassingly over-complimentary
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reviewed Looks OK Name for balls of dirt made by rubbing hands
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comment “That heresies should arise, we have the prophesie of Christ…”
@Brian: "* We have the prophecy of Christ whether heresies will arise" would be ungrammatical (and possibly heretical). That has its normal meaning.
Jun
29
reviewed Looks OK What is deliberately using complex sentences to confuse people called?
Jun
27
comment How prevalent is “I'm game” compared to “I'm in”?
The connotations are different, as in the story about the hunter in the woods who was suddenly approached by a naked woman. He asked "Are you game?" and she smiled and said "Yes." So he shot her.
Jun
25
comment What comes after quintessence?
@Avon: I don't know about your dictionary, but Collins only has 'deception' (collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/duplicity), and the OED has 'doubleness' only as a secondary meaning, marked 'literary'.
Jun
25
comment What comes after quintessence?
@Avon: and duplicity (it's not hard to look up). Singularity is also ambiguous.
Jun
25
comment What does “bet-covering” mean in this context?
This argument is usually known as Pascal's Wager, which is probably why Hitchens used this form of words.
Jun
25
reviewed Looks OK Antonym for “unify” that sounds equally as eloquent?
Jun
25
reviewed Looks OK apostrophe or not?