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Questions tagged [single-word-requests]

This tag is for questions seeking a single word that fits a meaning. To ensure that your question is not closed as off-topic, please be specific about the intended use of the word.  YOU MUST INCLUDE A SAMPLE SENTENCE demonstrating how the word would be used.  Click on "Info" or "View Tag" and "Learn more ..." for more information. Please use the "phrase-requests" tag instead if you seek more than just a single word.

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Stone slab covering grave

Is there a word for the stone slab that lays horizontally on top of a grave? In the image it would be on the grave on the left.
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Word for a certain kind of lonesomeness because you dont know Anyone? [closed]

Like when you mobe to a new city and dont know anyone or no one speaks your language.
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The person who is the making the complaint or compliment

I am creating a document to list "Complaints and Compliments" by customers/suppliers/staff/anyone, I want a column heading preferably a single word do describe the person making the compliment or ...
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A word or phrase for a hypothetical reaction of a person from the past to the present

This question arises from an essay in a recent bird guide, in which the author imagines how ornithologists past would react to changes since their time, and which of these would interest them most. ...
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Word for door that leads to the garage from inside the house?

I have a garage door where my cars enter and leave. There's also a person-sized door that enters my house from the garage. I would normally also refer to this as the "garage door", but that's very ...
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“local” to somewhere else

Is there a word for something "local", "focused", "centred" elsewhere? Let's assume "local" means "an area close to a location usual to someone". What would be the word for "here" for a far person? ...
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What word can be used to describe an ideal situation based on finding companions?

I'm writing a paper analyzing Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five, and one of the pieces of evidence I am using in a section is the following quote: Weary's version of the true war story went like ...
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Looking for a word for an annoying person [closed]

Is there a word for an annoying person? I'm not just looking for synonyms of annoying.
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Is there any specific word to refer to a set of school subjects?

In Mexico we use word "bloqe" to refer a set of subjects to give titles to teachers. We need electronic signatures and business cards for them and we're not sure what word to use. As the Direction is ...
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Correct spelling of postphone or postpone [closed]

postphone or postpone which is correct for an English speaking country
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I am looking for a word to represent a mechanism for uniting similar, yet potentially disparate, operations

In my workplace, I am trying to align multiple teams toward a common goal. Today, we may be doing very similar functions, but with a tilt towards what each unit can directly control, as well as ...
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Word for beautifying or cherishing someone

I writing a paragraph about cherishing and spending time with people you love or adore, but I think synonym or a single word that defines cherishing more accurately would work better. Is there such ...
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10 letter word for“ putting thoughts into your own words” [closed]

Has to include 10 letters. Don't understand the tda. I've tried every way possible. I have and exam tomorrow at 2pm.
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Is there a word/phrase that describes someone flinching after they sip alcohol?

Even flinching isn't the best way to describe it. Example: a person will take a sip of a strong alcoholic beverage (take for instance, straight whiskey) and then will proceed to make that iconic ...
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What do you call a person who asks really smart questions?

I have come across many Americans who have a very analytical mind and they add up to discussions with their questions. Is there a single word, adjective for such quality?
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Looking for a two-word phrase which describes one item or thing which is the most common or important of the group

Consider a group of five avatars in a game. An event occurs, and only one of the five is the most closely related to that event. What two-word phrase describes this?
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Words or phrases for someone that is ready to escape quickly, usually due to danger

I'm looking for a word or short phrase that describes a situation in which there is danger and you should be ready to move / escape quickly. The only thing that comes to mind is "Pack Light" or "...
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Word for “extremified”?

I tried to describe something I read on the phenomenon that views in groups invariably shift toward the more extreme of the individuals and their group average, so to speak. Therefore there views were ...
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What do you call text/information which cannot be found in Google?

Is there a special word for not being able to Google something? For instance, I have a quote from a book, but if I look up it in Google I won't find any information about this quote, as it was never ...
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I can't remember the word to describe sleazy politicians who just make fake promises? [closed]

The word i think start from D but i could be wrong. Its is used to describe politician who duped people by making tall promises but don't do anything. Please Help
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What do you call a person who fights online trolls? [closed]

A troll that is online has a negative effect, comments negatively on people, is unhelpful overall—more or less a bully. Nerd fighters fight bullies. They literally combat bullies in school. ...
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Is it appropriate to use “to ignore” as a stative verb? (as a synonymous to “to be ignorant of”)

Suppose I ask you: "What is her name?" is the following answer ok? "I cannot tell you, I ignore it" Or should I rather answer to in proper English: " I cannot tell you, I am ignorant of it" Does "...
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A work that means gauntlet and apocalypse [closed]

This word is a hybrid version of gauntlet and imminent doom, and I belive it’s a title for a book. I’ve literally racked my brain, and the book title begins with “The ___.” (I thinks it’s not as ...
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Single word for “put away”

Is there a single word for "put away" that would work in all of these contexts? Put away the toys. I put away the groceries. The dishes were put away. From searching I've come across a few ...
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A Tag-Friendly Word or Phrase Expressing Failure to Communicate Meaning Due to Word Choice

I'm a member over at IPS.SE and we are trying to think of how to word a new tag for questions. The phenomenon we are trying to describe is failure to convey an intended idea to a given audience ...
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Words, which when split, mean the opposite or have a different meaning [duplicate]

What is it when a word has a space in the middle it makes two separate words that might mean the opposite or a different meaning? For example: not able vs notable. I'm looking for either the name of ...
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Word for a person who has no opinion about whether god exists

Oversimplification of definitions: atheist: Believes in no god. agnostic: that the existence of God, of the divine or the supernatural is unknown or unknowable. Is there a term for someone who ...
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Is there any word to say “is it clear” [closed]

If I have to ask someone that "is it clear" then what word should I use?
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Single word request: Harming the benefactor

Suppose, I helped a person in his tough times. I stood by him in his financial crisis and made an all-out possible effort to help him overcome his distress. Therefore, I was surely a benefactor to him....
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What is this obsession called?

In a particular episode of The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon shows Amy how along the years he has hoarded every single thing he has ever encountered or used in life (basically from the past like books, ...
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What are adjectives to describe the change of a number by: adding / subtracting, multiplying? [closed]

I'm struggling to find the exact words to describe 2 ways a number change. I have an initial number A which change periodically where 1/ A[new-value] = A[current-value] + C 2/ A[new-value] = ...
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A good phrase/verb to replace “introduce” [closed]

I am giving a presentation to introduce the career path of bioinformatics researchers to a group of Ph.D. students. In the presentation abstract I have: I will [introduce] the responsibilities ...
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Is there a word to express self-made pride? [on hold]

Kinda something along the lines of integrity, so not boastful pride, but the sense of honest, honorable self-made satisfactory? Thanks for the help!
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What´s the difference between “lay out” and “put” in this phrase?

I'm from Brazil and I'm learning English. I recently came across a phrase that intrigued me a bit... "Brenda wants to have a picnic. She drives to the park. She lays out a blanket." Can I use "put" ...
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make or makes in this context? [migrated]

Their love of (something) and (something) make/makes (I forget what was here). (sorry i forgot the blanks it was on an sat test)
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What's a word for something that requires focus or a long time?

The opposite of "quick". For a example: Washing the dishes is a quick task But Writing an essay is a _ task I'm looking for an adjective (so no "task that requires focus"), preferably one that ...
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Everything you believed isn't true [closed]

What is the word for the feeling you get when everything you've believed (in any particular topic) is no longer true to that belief? It feels like your stomach fell to your feet and you suddenly lose ...
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What do you call a question you know the answer to, but you want an answer?

Consider this hypothetical scenario: You make plans with a significant other They bail on you because they are too tired You find out they went out with someone else You ask, despite knowing the ...
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English question .use of studying and pursuing [closed]

Studying Masters of fashion management or pursuing master of fashion management which one is correct . When I am writing it into my resume
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Reverse dictionaries [closed]

I am failing to find a reverse dictionary that does even close to what I want. OneLook fails with the things I have explored. OneLook may not be failing me, if there really is no extant word for the ...
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Insult for someone who “doesn't know anything” [closed]

How do you call/insult someone who doesn't know anything (meaning not the simplest/basic or obvious things)? Context: I need it in a dialog of the following form: A: How does <very simple/obvious ...
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Is there an English word for a wifeless man who has a concubine? [duplicate]

Not a husband - as he does not have a wife before the concubine. Is there a single word for this or is there a lexical gap in the English language? Sample sentence: The concubines fell at the ...
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Term used for the final work of an artist before their death

What is the name given for the final painting of an artist before they die? For example: It was his _______. This painting was his _______.
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Word for being ignored

What is the word for ‘being ignored’. .... As people only feels love,care,respect,power,hate, insult, and [being ignored]. I can not find the appropriate word for ‘being ignored’.
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word meaning “appearing synthetic”?

I'm looking for examples of single words which mean: having the appearance of being synthetic/man-made, as opposed to natural. Example sentence: After crossing the stream, they stumbled upon a _____ ...
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Single word for someone who speaks confidently, potentially falsely without data, backup or despite counter evidence

I'm searching for an adjective to describe someone who emphatically makes claims without sufficient knowledge or factual basis. Someone who essentially sounds like or plays the expert, without the ...
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a beautiful feeling that is a result of suffering

I need a word that illustrates the idea of how beautiful it is to have become who we are because of suffering, to acknowledge our flaws and work through the struggles of life to become who we are. A ...
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Someone who enjoys downloading and maintaining files?

Is there a single word for someone who likes or loves downloading and uploading files? An example: A designer who downloads resources and then catalogs them on a cloud drive.
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Verb for asking nuisance questions

(I hope this wouldn't count as a meta question). Is there a verb for asking nuisance questions? I did check the list of previous questions suggested as possibly having my answer. Otherwise this is ...
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An adjective describing “someone who is doing his best given the circumstances”

I'm writing a research paper on the effect of a predictable income change on household consumption, labor supply, etc. At its core, I ask if households are improvident or simply "doing their best ...