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Aug
19
revised Is there a word for this emotion? Resentment over someone's good fortune without wanting it - Not quite jealousy/envy
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Aug
18
comment “Her whole family IS/ARE biologists”?
@F.E. It wasn't a complaint. I thought you made a good point, but you need to make your point in the right place, which is Meta.
Aug
18
comment “Her whole family IS/ARE biologists”?
@F.E. That wasn't an appropriate edit. If you disagree with closure, you should make your argument on Meta. It will get better publicity there and is more likely to get the question re-opened.
Aug
18
revised “Her whole family IS/ARE biologists”?
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Aug
14
revised Meaning of “by some margin”
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Aug
8
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
8
revised Word meaning “kicking softly” or “brushing with the feet”?
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Aug
8
comment Isn't the word “shotgun” a self-redundancy?
@Konrad Yes, we are all friends here. I want to make one further point. I agree it is hardly feasible to check for every word's possible second meaning. If the OP doesn't check for their one word's second meaning, then EL&U is tasked with checking for every word's second meaning, which happens more often than you might think. I hope this helps explain some of the community's reaction to your question.
Aug
8
revised Is there a less religious alternative to “the creation” when referring to everything that's alive?
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Aug
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revised Is there a less religious alternative to “the creation” when referring to everything that's alive?
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Aug
8
answered Word meaning “kicking softly” or “brushing with the feet”?
Aug
8
comment Isn't the word “shotgun” a self-redundancy?
It's less complicated than that. You are making the claim that because you and all of your companions are unaware of a second meaning of shot, you are absolved from looking. In fact, it is precisely because you are unaware of a second meaning, and the first meaning doesn't make sense to you, that you should look first. Anecdotal evidence is insufficient, since it is quite possible that none of your friends has the knowledge you seek.
Aug
7
comment Isn't the word “shotgun” a self-redundancy?
@Konrad I asked around and every single person I know knew this meaning of shot.
Aug
6
comment “Minutes later” vs. “a few minutes later”
Why do you think this isn't OK to say?
Aug
6
comment What's the job title for temporary position when the real one is not in the office?
Please check the link "About single word requests" and go through the list of questions at the bottom. When you add the additional information that's missing, we can see about re-opening this question.
Aug
6
comment Single word for feeling bad about feeling bad
Please check the link "About single word requests" and go through the list of questions at the bottom. When you add the additional information that's missing, we can see about re-opening this question.
Aug
5
comment What is a word that means “someone who pretends to be your friend but is actually your enemy?”
You should cite a dictionary definition of these words, explain why you think they fit the given context, and what the differences are between them.
Aug
5
comment Term for Being Aware of New Things
This answer would be improved if you provided a cited reference to a dictionary definition and explained a bit more why you think it fits the context.
Aug
4
comment About the usage of the word “gravity” in speech
Solemnity, not solemnly. It means "the attentive and solemn attitude ... of the crowd".