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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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Term for an image that briefly appears on computer screen

What do you call an image, usually fragmented, that appears on the computer screen for a split second, such as when a webpage is loading or an app is launching? I know the term exists, but can't ...
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What is the difference between bookcase and library? [on hold]

Is the difference between the furniture and the place(in french both are the same so i'm not sure)?
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What do the letters “RSVP” stand for in English? [on hold]

Homegrown Tomatoes of various types from my spring garden...
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Are there words to describe depth of a solid object?

I just used the phrase "narrow wall", and it occurred to me that, even though my meaning was clear, the word "narrow" usually refers to width and not to depth. Are there words like "tall" and "short" ...
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Is there a list of vocabulary that 5 or 6 year old children (native speakers of English) know/understand?

According to https://www.superduperinc.com/handouts/pdf/149_VocabularyDevelopment.pdf The 6-year-old child typically has a 2,600 word expressive vocabulary (words he or she says), and a receptive ...
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do you think the advantages of using social network outweight its disadvantages? [on hold]

the use of social media such as facebook, twitter,etc, is replacing face to face contact in peoples everyday lives. Do you think the advantages outweigh its disadvantages? With the birth and growth ...
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What is another word for perspective? [on hold]

In the sentence: This experience gave me a new [perspective]. What would be an eloquent word (or short phrase) that I could use instead of "perspective"?
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Term used for a feeling or dream of events happening in the short or near term.

They say Nostradamus could see the future. While not being so bold but what is the term used to describe when some people at times are able to dream or know what is going to happening in the short-...
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Synonyms of innovation! [on hold]

Could you please tell the what different words should I use in this sentence '' innovation in education'' that meaning remains the same?? I mean the synonyms of innovation and education. Thabk you
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Word for “disliking something at first but then eventually liking it”

Single word for "disliking something at first but then eventually liking it."
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Push-lock door?

What do you call a door that opens, closes and locks with a gentle push? Like the one you find on some cabinets or glove compartments. Push-lock door? Springing door? Magnetic door?
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Stay vs continue

"We do this in order to preserve a regional tradition from centuries ago." Q. the word "preserve" is closest in meaning to (A) stay (B) continue Why is the (B) a right answer? 'Stay' has mean ...
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Meaning of beck and call please [closed]

Please help with the meaning of beck and call. I hear it often Thanks
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What does “There is a glitch in the system” means? [closed]

I came across this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyqfYJX23lg&t=42s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyqfYJX23lg&t=42s . It´s apperently a video lesson for employees in hotels learning ...
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What is the word for a mistake made in effort to prevent a separate one?

E.g. if someone said "He sent a message to he and I." because they were trying to prevent the common error of using objects as subjects but ended up making the inverse mistake when they used subjects ...
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Usage of keep and keeps [closed]

Is the below sentence correct? He keeps asking me the same question
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“My compliments to…”

Wonder if anyone knows the provenance of the phrase "my compliments to" and why it entered use (and dropped out of use)? I don't mean "my compliments to the chef" or variants thereof but phrases like "...
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Word choice about occupation

When I’d like to generally talk about people who are doing their jobs at schools, coffee shops, or supermarkets, can I refer him/her or them as a worker, workers? For example At a coffee shop: “...
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Does English have digraph GN that does not come from Norman (Old French)?

I noticed that in English the digraph GN appears in a strange way. Some examples I can find are the word stems -cogn-, -sign-, -lign-, all of which looks very similar to French counterparts. By this I ...
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A service that delivers common vocabulary daily? [migrated]

I have subscribed to meriam webster, dictionary.com, and a few other online dictionaries to send me words daily, but frankly, they send me vocabulary that I have never come across in my life and never ...
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“lettuce" a uncountable or uncountable noun? [duplicate]

Is the word "lettuce" an uncountable noun or countable noun ?
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difference between “to grouse” and “to complain”?

I've just discovered the verb "to grouse", and while I understand its meaning, I do not understand the difference with its counterpart "to complain". I've looked it up in a few dictionaries around, ...
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Recycle verb usage - Into / Out of

I would like to use Recycle as a verb to indicate an action of doing a positive impact of transforming problems into goals. It will be used as part of a list of company values. So, here is the ...
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Is there a word for when fictional media makes non-English speaking characters from the past speak in an old-timey English dialect?

There are many movies and TV shows that depict characters from historical eras who would not speak English, but do for the sake of the show's audience. In those cases, they tend to use an old English ...
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a question about how to use 'the' [closed]

Which way is correct? 1. For the 5th,7th and 8th sets of parameters 2. For the 5th, the 7th and the 8th sets of parameters Thanks!!
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Half opened eyes when exposed to sunlight

How to describe a scene where someone is not able to open his eyes while waking up in the morning due to bright sunshine
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How to call all single people?

How to call a group of people in the society which are all single (meaning not being in relationship). Singles?
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what's the word for when you don't resist doing something you don't want to do?

What's it called when you unenthusiastically do something that you have reservations about. You might consciously resist participating in something because you're ethically opposed to it or because it ...
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Difference between verdict and opinion in terms of product review?

We have a product review website where our experts write about different types of products. There are different types of reviews by the experts i.e. just by hearing or reading about the product, by ...
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What is 'won't' used for?

I have sometimes heard people using won't where I feel is not should be used For example Someone is not coming out , so they say "He won't come out" instead of "He is not coming out" So here , ...
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Does “tradition” here mean beliefs or customs?

"But well-established tradition, and difference of physiognomy, prove conclusively that not all the present inhabitants of the mountains are the original inhabitants of that region" Does tradition ...
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Question about work and job

A Japanese student told me that when she chose "job" in the sentence below her teacher corrected her and said that "work" is the correct one. However difficult it may be, I decided to do the _____(...
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What does “light” mean here?

What does light mean here? "The conduct of Saint John shows him too, to have been, according to the light that was in him, of a mild and praiseworthy character"
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Is there any appropriate idiom for the expression “ its proved” or “ its established”? [closed]

Is there any appropriate idiom for the expression " its proved" or " its established" ? For example, its proved and established he's not a good person.
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Synonyms for “exchange partner”

I'm currently writing a letter to my Canadian student exchange partner whose name I don't know. So, instead of writing "exchange partner" all the time, are there any useful synonyms? Any help is ...
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How to say “In order to keep a smooth reading” in a good academic way? [closed]

I'm currently writing my (math) thesis. Some properties of the objects I'm studying are used often and are relatively elementary. So, I would like to state them once and then avoiding referring to ...
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Daring forays into artful subervsion [closed]

I found some lines in an article. I have failed to understand them fully. Can I get some help? The novels of the Nigerian author Amos Tutola have on one side been extolled as daring forays into an ...
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Word that means naive due to the lack of experience?

I'm trying to find a word that describes a person who is innocent, clueless, and naive (maybe somewhat foolish) due to the lack of experience. Since this person has not felt what it feels like to be ...
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When do you use the term “Dialect”? [closed]

I've heard people use the terms: American English British English Australian English I understand that all of them are English. However, sometimes when people use them, it's almost like ...
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distribution/ histogram procedure

How one can describe correctly the procedure of making a histogram. I want to replace the sentence "distributions of reconstructed energies of events taken with the same initial momentum in the same ...
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“get into possession” or “come into possession”?

If the attacker {comes, gets} into possession of the cryptographic secret, he can do whatever he wants. Is any of the two possibilities wrong/correct/better or is there even another option?
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How are 'pyromaniac' and 'the wild blue yonder' related? [closed]

Our English language class was interrupted today, while the teacher was explaining how pyromaniac and wild blue yonder are related. I don't think so, that I will be able to know it again. I can't ...
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In the following sentence , should locally owned have a hyphen? [duplicate]

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 [closed]

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? [closed]

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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Term for 'branching into separate parts and then recombining' [duplicate]

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” [closed]

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”? [closed]

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 ...