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Words for “Since birth” [on hold]

Can you suggest me some words that denote the meaning "since birth"? For example— I was cherishing this drema Since Birth
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Is there a way to locate something relative to a grave?

In Persian, objects can be located in respect to a grave. For instance, and these are words that I've made up myself just to give you an idea of what I'm looking for: Upper head region: Any place ...
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what is the exact year when archaic English words were common in everyday use? [on hold]

Archaic words or meanings "Brimstone means "Sulfur", or "Let" means "Hinder" are obsolete in these days.But I want to know in which years they are common things rather than obsolete?
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different between “be”, “there is”, “there exist”, “exist” [migrated]

Meaning of "be", "there is", "there exist", "exist" These words are very similar. I don't know how to use them.
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Subject with -ian suffix is a?

Is there a word which describes the relation of, when associating or committing, an added suffix such as “-ian” (or “-ic”, et al.) to its subject? For example: “Orwellian is the _____ of/for ...
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Suggest a word for this meaning: [closed]

"A thing deadly frightening but you approach it." This word can primarily refer to the "thing", "you", "this action", etc. This word can refer to any of these - and not all of them (essentially). E....
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which of the following usages is correct

My belief is that the word of in the first example is awkward and even wrong. "the tiny amount of industrial hemp grown is due not to any conspiracy but simply to the fact that isn't all that useful ...
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“lesser visual fidelity” vs. “lower visual fidelity”? [closed]

I'm wondering whether to use "lower visual fidelity" or "lesser visual fidelity" when comparing two identical scenes in two documentaries, one being remastered and thus of higher quality. The ...
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Dividation, is it a word? [closed]

If, yes, what's the usage and is Division a correct replacement? Edit:- I heard this word while travelling like "Dividation between classes". I've googled it and Google says if I mean Divination. I ...
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why do we use phrasal verbs in English?

I want to know why we use phrasal verbs? I saw many phrasal verbs that have similar meaning with a verb. why do we use them when there are verbs?
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How to explain that a place has alternative names?

I am trying to explain to someone that Sao Paulo´s airport can be referred to in different ways. I believe my text is incorrect but I do not know how to fix it. Is the following phrase correct? "You ...
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'lingering feelings' v.s 'long lasting feelings'

'lingering feelings' and 'long lasting feelings' I want to know if both phrases make sense and English natives use them and if so, which one is more often used and more common. in detailed, I meant ...
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Can I say “good in school”? [duplicate]

When I want to talk about a successful student, can I describe him/her as follows? She's very good in school. (or at school?) She's good at her lessons (or she's good in her studies?) She's good in ...
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American kitchen towel. I've seen lots of interesting stuff on here, but What is it in a recipe?

My recipe for bottling (Am.canning) sour cherries tells me to put old kitchen towels in the base of a water bath. I'll be standing glass jars on them, and boiling the whole shebang. Sooo - am I ...
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Word to describe writing that only contains superficial knowledge and no genuine substance

Looking for a word that describes writing that is superficial and sounds knowledgeable but actually doesn't mean anything. It would be written by someone who doesn't have deep knowledge on the subject ...
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Word for ambient fluid motion

I'm trying to think of a word for the kind of ambient motion a small swimming pool might make when no one is in it. It's a sort of periodic, calm movement of the water. Is there a word for this?
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Who knows about another word for “Pantisocracy” [closed]

I'm looking for other words which approximate the meaning of "a social order which is defined as neither neither "patriarchy" or "matriarchy"" and retains the "-archy" form. I've found "pantisocracy." ...
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recorded, registered, processed

Which one is correct? The building was not recorded on the cadastral plan. The building was not registered on the cadastral plan. The building was not processed on the cadastral plan. Or how can I ...
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Word for looking cute to try and get something from parents?

Is there a word that describes the attitude of a child who is trying to get something from their parents, and so they try to look cute/sweet/innocent?
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A word/phrase for when an icon means something other than it's actual depiction [duplicate]

A few years ago at my company, for various reasons if you performed a dangerous action you had to hold a large doll while doing it. This is no longer necessary and the doll is now gone from the office....
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“Leave on” vs “leave”

Can there be a missing on when I say somebody leaves on some date? For example, is it okay if I say: We'll have to leave September 1st, because we have to be back in school on the 2nd. instead of: ...
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meaning of 'shift' for 'relocate' [duplicate]

When people move places from one apartment to another one they can say 'we moved' or 'we relocated'. Is it also valid to say 'we shifted'? https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/shift ...
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Difference between coin (v.) and term (v.)

I am working on my scholarship exam but, as a non-native, I found this question pretty confusing. Some critics say the 1990s saw what could be (.....) a computer revolution. By the mid 1990s the ...
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Meaning of “You missed it by just a hare” [closed]

What does the sentence "You missed it by just a hare" mean, in this context: Think these are rabbits? You missed it by just a hare If the context is about rabbit. What are the possible meanings of ...
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What is a Rum Cutter?

I would be very grateful if someone in the community could provide me with a definition of a rum cutter. The term appears in Thomas Frederick Littler's diary entry on June, 7th 1916. Any help would ...
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What is the meaning of “tough little number”

According to longman dict, little number is a dress or suit of woman. But I can't get the meaning of the word "tough" in this phrase. Here is the context: https://www.msn.com/en-xl/northamerica/...
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What does “I don't have it in my heart” mean? [closed]

I can't get the meaning of the phrase "I don't have it in my heart". In this context: How many times she said, uh, first female president first female president of the United States like, it's like ...
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What is a word to describe something that easily spirals into the next?

I'm looking for a proper word to describe what happens when one thing predictably leads into the next thing. I'm using it in the context of describing a video game I play. When a certain decision is ...
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Is that “log on” the website or “log onto” the website? [duplicate]

Is that "log on" the website or "log onto" the website? What is a difference?
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' I'm curious to see…'

To be curious= To be eager to know or learn something. What does it mean then to say:'I'm curious to see something' ?
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English word for “product of tinkering”

Is there an English word for a "product made by tinkering". Such as "Bastel" in German, or "bricolage" in French. If you need an example sentence: Das ist keine Software, das ist ein(e) Bastel(...
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Does open auditorium make sense? [closed]

The university organized an open auditorium on domestic violence. Does open auditorium make sense? thanks
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Words for classification of jobs according to their accrued interest

I'm not a native English speaker. I remember having read an article comparing jobs according to how the worker accrue value over time, i.e. the more your work and acquire experience, the more ...
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Is there a difference between Lenience and Leniency? Google defines them the same way but is one the modern version and the other the older one?

The Google definition for both words is: he fact or quality of being more merciful or tolerant than expected; clemency. Which one is used most nowadays? Thank you.
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Biospheric Superabundance: Subscending the Agri-Logistical. Epistemologically-Ontological Anthropocentris [closed]

I was just watching CBC. They had a rerun of This Hour Has 22 Minutes. I think the original aired Oct 30 2017. On the show, a lady is promoting a book entitled: "Biospheric Superabundance: ...
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Verb for “unassigned deadline”

I'm creating a task management system that provides team managers with an overview of the state of the tasks within a list of projects. This could sum up my intent: Project A: 7 open issues 3 ...
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What is the purpose of using the word “coequal”

I heard someone use a phrase something like: My position (or power) is coequal with (something else). I believe it was used in the American House Judiciary Committee. I don't hear this word often at ...
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Usage of words in correct context [closed]

I am trying to learn new vocabulary. So i try to make stazas on whatever words i learn in a day. One of the paragraphs is The movie director focused excessively on the minutiae details of the ...
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One word for a curious child

What would you call (in a single word) a child that asks a lot of questions, leading you to admire that fact? (In Russian, for example, there is such a word. Is there in English?)
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What's the meaning of “our family gatherings are pretty chaotic” in this context?

What's the meaning of "our family gatherings are pretty chaotic" in this context? Teacher: Tell me about your family. Student: Well, my immediate family is relatively small, just my parents, my ...
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What does “MV” mean in soccer transfer context?

Please take a look at this screenshot: As I've highlighted, there are two column named "MV" and "Free" in the table. What are those two refer to? According to Wikipedia, MV stands for "Market Value"....
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Opposed to structural information

I'm looking for a word that opposes to structural, in the context of organizing information. Imagine I have a set of images or data files organized in folders on a computer. The set of folders is the ...
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Skill Levels - Nomeclature [closed]

I'm trying to build an abstract skill level chart to be applied to diverse subjects. Right now - using only common sense - the list of levels I was able to think is: {MISSING} : Don't know anything ...
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Word to describe a subject where people learn how to do work?

Is there a word to describe a subject where people learn how to do work? For example, "I'm in a class called where we learn how to manage our time, plan work, write various documents, and present ...
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Synonym of Dream Interpreter

Is there any single word synonym from "Dream Interpreter" or the person who tells the meaning of the dream?
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“Only to” vs “Just to”

In the following sentence I have to write one word: One annoying example of this is when you walk into a room, _____ to realise you have forgotten what your reason for going there was. According ...
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“Category” vs “Section” in this context

I have to choose the correct word in the following sentence: In the 1730s, Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus set out rules for classifying species, the most basic biological category/section. ...
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Muzzle or not? What would you call this thing? [closed]

What would you call this in English? What's this white thing on cat's or rabbit's muzzle? Or is this a muzzle itself? Would it be right to say, "This is a head with a white muzzle?"
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when we talk about settlement in litigation, can we use the word “price”?

When we talk about settlement in litigation, can we use the word "price"? I feel "amount" is commonly use when we talk about the amount of money one side has to pay to the other. Can we also use "...