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The vocabulary tag should be used for questions discussing a multitude of words in a certain field. E.g., the vocabulary concerning money or the vocabulary concerning leatherworking.

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In the following sentence , should locally owned have a hyphen?

In the following sentence , should locally owned have a hyphen? A fun, causal way to sample the sights, stories and flavors of a cross-section of locally owned restaurants.
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De Certeau’s shtick is to read the environment as one would a script: that is, like written speech

De Certeau’s shtick is to read the environment as one would a script: that is, like written speech. Is another “read" missing after "would" or is it correct? If it is correct, how can"would"indicates"...
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word for the light at dawn

Is there a noun that describes the light at dawn in the same way as twilight describes the light at dusk? Similarly, is there a dawn analogue to the adjective crepuscular ? Many thanks for any ...
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Bona fide; genuine; authentic: what's the difference? [on hold]

I'm really confused here. The dictionary definitions overlap, and memorizing them only confuses me further. I would really appreciate some tips on this matter.
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What's an eloquent way to refer to the quality “put into” something?

What's an eloquent way to refer to the level of quality/work/effort/love/care/etc. (or lack thereof) "put into" something. For instance you might say you can taste the difference between a home-...
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Term for 'branching into separate parts and then recombining'

For example, when a river bifurcates into two separate streams of water, and then these two streams rejoin further along to become a single river once more. Bifurcate itself is not generalized enough ...
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Non-metaphoric term for “selling snake oil” [on hold]

Is there a single verb that denotes promoting or proselytizing an idea to a victim who stands to lose in some way if fallen prey to it? Other than "politics"... An idiomatic or metaphoric expression ...
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Is there a word (or shorter/clearer phrase) for “incorrect implication/suggestion”?

Example sentences: I don't drink bleach very often. Why does one plus one equal three? The first sentence seems to suggest that I do drink bleach occasionally, even though from a strictly logically ...
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Is there a term for thinking anything heard from an outside source about yourself or someone else is true?

This is most prominently seen with people who follow astrological signs. E.g. "Well Cancers are very sentimental people, so that totally explains me/my mom/my friend". Is there a phrase or specific ...
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“alert level”in this sentence?

Do the following sentences sound natural or do you have any suggestions to make them sound more natural? Your Internet usage is at the alert level. You should be careful about it. Your Internet ...
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Does “discreet” mean “tactful” or “euphemistic”? [closed]

Could the word "discreet" be used to mean like "tactful" or "euphemistic"? Example: Try to say no in a discreet way (i.e. say no in a careful and euphemistic way so as not to upset/offend someone ...
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Is “misreact” a word?

I am trying to describe someone's reactions in a situation. At first I used the word overreact, but then I realized it is not only the person's overreaction but also other kinds of inappropriate or ...
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What words can I use to express two separate relationships instead of “the relationship between” phrase?

I measured the relationship between A and B and then the relationship between A and C separately. Now I need to form my title based on those two separate analyses. When I use "The relationship between ...
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“vital” vs “crucial” which is stronger? [closed]

When I am talking about some skill which is very important, those two words: "vital" and "crucial" are a kind of synonyms. But which is stronger? Update Here is the whole sentence: Free and ...
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Vocabulary Question [closed]

This question is part of 5 lb. Book of GRE® Practice Problems Verbal Question Directory. The following is a GRE-style sentence-completion question, where you must fill each blank with a suitable ...
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“Omm,” the shaming word

Some children use the word "omm" to shame their siblings when they catch them doing something naughty: "Omm, I'm telling Mother." This is not the same word as "um": it is pronounced differently (...
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is there a specific word to call a situation if two keywords are performing tasks opposite to each other

I have 2 keywords lets say "foo1" and "foo2" , these both keywords corresponds to some function they are assigned but I was performing some tests and noticed that I select "foo1" the program was ...
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Is “You are to choose a word to complete this sentence” correct? [closed]

I'm French and I have found in a text this direction for an exercise : "You are to select a word to complete this sentence." Is it correct? I think it is "You have to select...". No? Thank you
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What is the real meaning of these words when you are translating to spanish? [closed]

I'm working on improving my English to apply to the official translator title and I'm currently studying the concept of "Calco" Which means words that has meaning in English but when translating to ...
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How would you describe this sketch? Is she hanging from / on to a man's arm? [closed]

How would you describe this picture? "A girl is hanging on to a guy's arm"? Or is it "A girl is hanging from a …"? I'm really confused about the meaning and the image of "hang + preposition",...
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At/In/During the next stage? [closed]

I want to describe a process, which has many stages. In this sentence: "At the next stage, the strained mixture becomes frozen liquid.", what is the correct preposition before "the next stage"? At, ...
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pour vs dump waste

I came across the following dialogue in a text-book written by a non-native speaker. In the dialogue it says " In my hometown, water pollution is an important problem. There are a lot of factories ...
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What is/are the difference(s) between “formation of contracts”and “construction of contracts”?

I encounter this on the context of: Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) (adopted in all 50 states in the US). This is the phrase: The UCC section that is most relevant to due diligence work is the one ...
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Is there a dictionary/tool where I can find advanced usage of simple words?

Is there a dictionary/tool where I can find advanced versions of simple words? (thesaurus is not enough) For example, Untapped vs unexploited Lucrative vs profitable Prospect vs aspect ...
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What is a hiking trail consist of stones called?

I am looking for a proper word, which can be used to describe a trail, consisting of small stones. Sample Sentence: Since the trail has several steep climbs and consist of stones (what is the proper ...
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Which verb to use with noun “action”?

In technical manual how would you write: “to run the default action press the button” or to launch the default action? Or to activate? Or something else?
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Is there a word or phrase for a “guilty scapegoat”?

The phrase "guilty scapegoat" sounds like an oxymoron, but I'm thinking of a situation where several guilty persons have committed an offense together, and the offense is finally discovered, but the ...
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Single word for honesty about limitations/weaknesses?

Is there a single word for honesty about limitations/weaknesses? E.g., accountability? humility? I am updating based on the comments. My main interest is to say: we have some idea. We want to ...
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word for “turn to lowercase” [duplicate]

What word is used to signify "change/transform letters from uppercase to lowercase?" Uncapitalize? Decapitalize? The grammar check on my laptop suggests these words are not commonly used, or they do ...
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The word for how real a fictional world seems to be? [duplicate]

A few weeks ago my old English Teacher updated his word of the week and I can't remember the word only the definition; It was something along the lines of 'How real A fictional world or character ...
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What's the word that means to help someone in return [closed]

Suppose I was helped by someone. Now I want to help him back. What is the word to denote this situation? Please help me!
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i want to know the meaning of “going nuts” [closed]

What's the meaning of "going nuts"? Could any one of you please explain me this? Could you please give some examples along with meaning explanation?
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Is there any short phrase or sentence available to tell that someone was always hiding my mistakes

I wonder if there is any phrase or sentence available out there to express that someone was always hiding or taking care my mistakes and silly things; to tell them that I am highly obliged.
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What is the word for someone who is hard working

I mean like someone who is very driven and even when working together who always push someone and pays more attention to whatever they do and never give up untill they get what they want.
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A word for a place where you store antiques [closed]

I'm writing a song and I'm trying to come up with a word for a place, a room, a shop, or even a piece of furniture where people store old things or collectible objects. The idea is to imply that ...
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understanding meaning of 'cuttie' [closed]

Urban Dictionary tends to describe the word cuttie in quite sexual way. Is it really the main meaning or the noun can be used normally to name a person / thing which is just cute.
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What does “implies including” mean?

I found it in many texts, but I can not get its meaning, and I could not find anything on Google. Sentence: Sustainable human resources development implies including gender in the development ...
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Use of 'in pair' or 'in group' in a sentence

I am really confused about this case now since I can't find a satisfying answer with Google. It is a minor case, but still, I want to understand it better. Please tell me which of the following are ...
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What does “double trouble” mean in this situation?

I have been dating with a girl from USA for 8 months. She just posted first picture of us on her Facebook with caption "Double trouble". What does she mean?
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What is the word for exaggerating support for an argument by citing numerous sources and making your claims look more robust than they really are?

Anyone who has gotten into an argument over the internet or watched one in a comments section has seen that each side of the debate goes into a google search frenzy spams multiple links to "evidence" ...
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How can I improve my speaking? [closed]

When I speak I use a small vocabulary, even though I know a lot more than that. Those words tend to be vague and boring. I know other alternatives for those words, although it doesn't come out ...
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Is there a better way to say “The second most popular response was …”

The context for this question is that we administered a survey and the results are part of a reflection blog post. The number one response was bug-free code, and we think this is ... The second most ...
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What do you call the raised platform at the entrance of a room

I always see some kind of raised platform in a bathroom. This is used to prevent water getting out of the room. I wonder what is it called.
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What word describes the act of convincing someone to buy you a meal or drink?

The context of this question is as followed: I was in a meeting where two people had placed a bet on the outcome of an event. The deal was that the loser would buy the winner a drink. As they were ...
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How to name a person from the same country as speaker?

My Slavic language (Slovak) uses the word krajan, speaker can in this way name another person whose origin lies in the same country/land/area/region. English translations I have found: compatriot ...
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How to refer to a city (or town) that is not on the coast?

How could one convey the idea that a place is “in the middle” of the geographic area of a country, thus far from the seaside — whether city or town, rural or urban? The fact that it’s a city or town ...
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meaning of Rage Kiddies

the excerpt below is about life becoming cheap after people began to be cloned because thanks to cloning, people go on living in their new bodies after they die. Can you tell me what is meant by Rage ...
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Usage of the Word “Expression” With Reference to Any Series of Words

I need to know whether it is correct to call any series of words an “expression.” Examples: "The study of natural phenomena has continued for centuries, with significant discoveries being made in ...
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Word for “first place something was used”? [closed]

Both of these sentences use one word to describe Example Inc. as particularly important or prominent: Example Inc. is the flagship installation of The Amazing Product. Example Inc. is the ...
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What's another word for “Inspect” that conveys a similar meaning?

I'm trying to come up with a name for a service where drones will be used to inspect factories and power stations. inspect: look at something to assess its condition I wanted to call it DroneDeploy ...