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as2 Adverb 1.1 Used to emphasize an amount. 'as many as twenty-two rare species may be at risk' OOD Looks proper to me. EDIT Mitch, you are right. The two-thirds as many as lost the …
answered Jan 7 by MikeJRamsey56
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This is an anology. Analogies are often of the form, "A is to B as C is to D". It asserts a correspondence or partial similarity between "Life" with "pleasure" and "death" with "pain". As far as meaning, one take is that pain interrupts pleasure as death interrupts life, the latter permanently. …
answered Sep 21 '18 by MikeJRamsey56
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Pejorative is a term of disparagement. Snowflake is a pejorative for an entitled person.
answered Dec 14 '16 by MikeJRamsey56
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When used as an adverb hitherto indicates that something was true up until the time you are talking about. Prices tomorrow will be 20% more than hitherto.
answered Dec 14 '16 by MikeJRamsey56
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The character is saying that the ends justify the means. Good ends via bad means.
answered Mar 28 '17 by MikeJRamsey56
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Do you have a typo? (d) Either 1 nor 2 is not correct. The following makes more sense: (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Steadily - 1. In a regular and even manner. 3. In a controlled or unwavering man …
answered Jun 22 '17 by MikeJRamsey56
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, loose, loosen" (see resolve). Meaning "determined, decided, absolute, final" is from c. 1500, especially in resolute answer, a phrase "common in 16th c." [OED]. From 1530s of persons. The notion is of …
answered Jun 15 '17 by MikeJRamsey56
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Egoism - a doctrine that individual self-interest is the actual motive of all conscious action. Individualism - a doctrine that the interests of the individual are or ought to be ethically paramo …
answered Dec 20 '16 by MikeJRamsey56
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Perhaps they meant SHR? SHR lasers are used in hair removal. SHR stands for Super Hair Removal. They deliver enough energy to the hair to kill the root but not so much as to damage the surrounding sk …
answered Aug 18 '17 by MikeJRamsey56
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The clauses are: A cool pivot to escalate the SSRF to a Remote Code Execution (RCE) is by pushing asynchronous jobs on(to) a Redis queue that then get executed by an appli …
answered Jun 21 '17 by MikeJRamsey56
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2 archaic The action or process of affecting or being affected. 2.1 [count noun] A condition or disease. 'an affection of the skin' ODO So "affection status" can mean someone who is affected …
answered Sep 27 '17 by MikeJRamsey56
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Crypto- is a combining form so it is legitimate to prefix it to other words. The "o" is the combining vowel. Medical terms make much use of combining forms. So if you want to be a secret stylite the …
answered Jun 29 '17 by MikeJRamsey56
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Perplexing is more at 'involved' and 'complex'. From the Latin plectere "to twine, braid, fold". 1 Baffling was used by 18c. sailor's to describe winds that blow variously and make headway difficu …
answered Jun 13 '17 by MikeJRamsey56