Questions tagged [vocabulary]

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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
0answers
31 views

english Vocabulary

Many a time I experience problem in learning new words, like I learn and I know them but still whenever I have to write somewhere, I am using the same old words, is there a way to retain them easily?, ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

What grammar value of ‘taut’ in the next sentence?

“Something like that," Oshima said, and stopped, his lips taut. It’s sentence from ‘Kafka on the shore’ novel. I think ‘lips’ is subject and ‘taut’ is verb in simple past tense. But I cannot find ...
0
votes
0answers
314 views

SAT historical document vocabulary list

I have difficulty with paired-passage because of the vocabulary range from historical documents. In The Complete guide to SAT Reading by Erica L.Meltzer, I read that it is good to go through AP US ...
1
vote
0answers
55 views

I don't understand what a character says in a TV programme

I'm a non-native English speaker and English is my second language. I've been watching an episode of one of my favourite children's TV programmes for a minute and I already don't understand what one ...
-1
votes
2answers
1k views

A better way to say 'very different'

What is a better way to say 'very different'? Is there one word that is an extreme of 'different'? Example: Person A and Person B embraced the spirit of evil in very different ways. Is there a ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

"of" Vs "at" is it something idiomatic or there is a grammartical rule?

What is the rule that I can follow to decide when to use "of" or "at" When they are both used for causes. 1- I'm ( surprised/amazed/disappointed) at you. 2- I'm (afraid/sick/tired ) of you.
0
votes
1answer
79 views

The usage of "in future" vs "in the future" [duplicate]

To refer to the future, can I use "in future" or do I have to use always the phrase "in the future"? Thank you.
0
votes
2answers
519 views

What's the meaning of "for it was" in this sentence: For it was brilliant weather [closed]

In The Fairy Tale of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton, the city and state of Heiligwaldenstein, which was one of those toy kingdoms of which certain parts of the German Empire still consist, saying ...
0
votes
1answer
170 views

Is there any single word to name the people who are in an exodus?

We know about the situation called - exodus. But is there any single word to name the people who are in that exodus? I mean, is there any single word to describe people who are leaving a place in mass ...
2
votes
0answers
15 views

Is there a term for a list for which each member has a superscripted index that provides more detail?

The term "footnoted list" doesn't seem quite right here, especially because the notes don't appear at the bottom of the page: Alex Holcombe1, John Smith2, Liqiang Wang3 1University of Sydney, ...
2
votes
2answers
220 views

Where can I find a list of categorical words?

I have found a way to significantly reduce the difficulty of learning vocabulary words. It involves the concept of words that are defined in terms of other words. Words belonging to a particular ...
1
vote
2answers
989 views

difference between "I'm teasing" and "I'm kidding"

Is there any difference between "teasing" and "kidding"?
1
vote
1answer
2k views

What do you call a person who walks their own path? [duplicate]

I am not really talking about in a religious or spiritual way but I was wondering if there's such word that can be used on groups like the artists and the creatives that walks their own path. For ...
3
votes
1answer
6k views

What does "blazes" mean in "Stay the blazes home!"

Canada Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil's war cry against COVID-19, "Stay the blazes home", trending #1 in Twitter Canada today (April 4, 2020). See news article coverage. What does "blazes" here ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Is there any specific name for airport kind shops?

Is there an specific name for the shops structures like the ones on shopping malls or in the airports. I mean all of them share this specific characteristics: a very open space with almost no walls ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Is active vocabulary increasing, decreasing or stays approximately the same?

English constantly borrows or makes up new words. At the same time, other words become old-fashioned and obsolete. Do the two processes balance each other and the language's active vocabulary (words ...
0
votes
2answers
90 views

What's the difference between the prefix "re-" and the adverb "again" [duplicate]

For example, "I will reread this article" and "I will read this article again". Are they equivalent? When should I use a hyphen after the prefix "re"?
1
vote
3answers
327 views

How to avoid repeating same words in a conversation

Sorry if there's an answer for my question. Is it possible to avoid of repeating the verb meaning the same thing in a conversation? Example: 1. What do you like? 2. I like pizza. What do you ...
-1
votes
1answer
86 views

Single word for a person who did product managing, coding (developing), designing and testing [closed]

I want to combine code + design to Codesign because code and design have the same de. But I can't combine code + test. Can't combine design + test . I want to use only one word to express one person ...
3
votes
1answer
91 views

How can I search this PIE root '*dens-' [closed]

I'm studying the etymology of vocabulary to memorize vocabulary efficiently and be able to inference its composition. Take 'autocracy' as an example, it is composed of 2 words: 'auto' and 'cracy'. I ...
0
votes
2answers
77 views

Which one to use Relevance or Correlation

In order to ask the questio0n, I need to explain the context: Background: I was in discussion with a friend(Annie), talking about one of our friends, James. He was filming a video documentary for ...
1
vote
0answers
309 views

Smart working, does this word even exist?

Lately I've been hearing and reading the term "smart working" a lot, every day, especially in the news, and now it seems everybody is using this word, including professionals and politicians. It's ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

What is the right way of saying this: "we're giving our opinion OF/ABOUT you"

I've done some research but I still don't quite understand the difference between "of" and "about" after the noun "opinion". Edit: the original sentence is "we're giving our honest opinion OF/ABOUT ...
-1
votes
1answer
45 views

Is "compute" sometimes used as a noun, to mean "computational power"?

I have seen compute being used in this way before, as in "We have much more compute today than in the 1960s." Is this commonly accepted? If so, is stress placed on the second syllable as in the verb ...
1
vote
2answers
158 views

How can I say to lightly understand something? Does faintly understand work?

I want to say something along these lines: "With Coronavirus spreading globally, people are starting to faintly understand the situation that the slaves were going through every day ... the fear, the ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

Can anyone please suggest a single word which represents the quality of a person who can turn an obstacle into an opportunity

Can anyone please suggest a single word which represents the quality of a person who can turn an obstacle into an opportunity. The person will be strong even in the worst situations and will convert ...
0
votes
2answers
84 views

How do you refer to a single corn plant? [closed]

When you want to talk about a single corn plant, do you refer to it at as 'a corn' or 'corn'?
11
votes
1answer
1k views

Word for rungs in a rope ladder or on shipboard rigging

I'm writing something where characters climb a large rope grid, like what you'd see on old-timey pirate ships or on a playground. Functionally, this construction is similar to a ladder but calling the ...
0
votes
0answers
99 views

What does large in too large for worry mean?

What does large mean in this quote which is extracted from this poem Promise yourself? Promise to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit trouble ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

what are some synonyms for alcohol tolerance?

I've searched for some slangy synonyms of alcohol tolerance but couldn't really find any. For example: he has high (synonym of alcohol tolerance).
-1
votes
1answer
301 views

Corn VS Sweetcorn in American English [closed]

In american english, when you say the word 'corn', are you referring to the maze plant or the sweetcorn or the maze plant's seeds?
0
votes
0answers
27 views

A verb to describe traveling time and space

I've read it from a children's book and heard my friend used it to describe time and space traveling. It starts with trans- something. I've googled every possible synonym with it and can't find it. ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

Is there a word for a multi-user attempt to grab something?

I'm looking for a word (or phrase) that describes the actions of the hippos in the game of Hungry Hungry Hippos. All 20 guests saw that there were only 5 shrimp left and what ensued was a ...
0
votes
2answers
83 views

Word for "under the support/help and protection of"

"Homes of a particular community vandalized by the goons under the support and protection of police." How can I say this in a better way? The police was with the goons. Goons got full support and ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

How to use the word 'Elect' in these sentences correctly? [closed]

1) I was elected to debate about British History with Exchange Students. 2) I was elected Faculty of Arts representative to compete in ...
0
votes
0answers
9k views

"Within a short time" vs "within a short period of time"

I am referring to sense 5 (time means period) of https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/time_1?q=time. Is "Within a short time" equivalent to "within a short period of time" ...
-1
votes
1answer
51 views

Is medicine a humanity?What does the humanity here refer to?

Yet humanity’s dramatic progress against specific infectious diseases has far outstripped the pace of investment in good health-care systems, responsive governance, dependable infrastructure, and the ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Do you ever say "coffee with milk" or "coffee and milk"?

I know that in a coffee shop in different countries you need to be more specific about how you want your coffee and milk. And I know that in the US they usually say "latte", in the UK "white coffee", ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

On sums and mixtures

Suppose that we have a sum, involving several terms. Then, each term which participates in this sum is called a 'summand'. Now, suppose that instead we have a mixture of entities. Is there a word to ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

Is there a word for a document with structure, such as a W2 or a lease?

Is there a word for a document with syntactic structure, that is, where the layout of the document encodes information (via, for instance, tables or the placement of labels)? "Form" suggests that the ...
0
votes
3answers
88 views

Is there a noun meaning 'book of poetry/poems'?

There is a noun meaning 'book of fiction': 'novel'. But there doesn't seem to be a noun meaning 'book of poetry/poems'. Or is there?
3
votes
2answers
8k views

What is the meaning of "later on the day"

The sentence is Please note that only candidates who actually pass the tests will receive a notification by email later on the day. I would like to ask that "later on the day" is when? Is that ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

The core difference between phonetics and phonology [closed]

What are the differences between phonetics and phonology?
1
vote
0answers
211 views

What is the difference between screen shot and screenshot, where do we use screen shot and screenshot

What is the difference between screen shot and screenshot, where do we use screen shot and screenshot. Are they used interchangeably?
0
votes
0answers
49 views

"As a whole" synonym

I want another way to say "as a whole" or "as a group" in the example below: "However, even though it can distinguish between file-backed and anonymous pages in usage accounting, it is unable to ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

Replacement words/phrases that make you sound "wiser"?

I don't know how else to phrase this, but my Literature teacher, when speaking, uses words that make him look wiser or more mature. Instead of saying everyday phrases, he replaces them with more ...
-1
votes
1answer
193 views

What does "Chap" when it describes a person? [closed]

Hello I am a student and I was wondering what "chap" means in this particular form. Because you ‘re not the kind of father a chap could go when he is in trouble These words are from ...
-2
votes
1answer
219 views

Another way to say "before" or "in advance"

I am writing a (computer science) paper and want to express the sentence "A acquires the lock before B acquires it." in a more complex way. Can I say: "A acquires the lock antecedent to B." or can ...
1
vote
1answer
90 views

Difference between TOUCH DOWN and PUT DOWN (= to land)

Please help me with this question The plane ____ down 20 minutes later than scheduled because of the bad weather. A. Put B. Touched C. Landed D. Flew I've googled "touch down" and "put down" ...
1
vote
0answers
366 views

Is there a difference between "lo" and "behold"?

I noticed, while going through the King James Bible, that the translators will translate a particular greek word as both "lo" and "behold." It seems like it is interchangeable to them. However, I don'...

1
3 4
5
6 7
44