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This tag is for questions about choosing the best word FROM A GIVEN SELECTION for a particular context or meaning. The selection to choose from must appear in the question. If you do not know the word already, use single-word-requests.

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It OK to want to use language that's appropriate for your audience, but when one wants to "sound academic" one runs the risk of sounding artificial as well. It's best to write in as natural a style as …
answered Apr 19 '13 by Animadversor
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The word you want is purposelessly. Not that easy to pronounce, but I believe it's a perfect fit.
answered Mar 31 '13 by Animadversor
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Try War is always ill-conceived on for a fit.
answered Mar 27 '13 by Animadversor
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I cannot think of a single word, but perhaps sensation of moribundity would serve to reduce the number of words used to only three, plus moribundity is extremely pleasurable to pronounce.
answered Mar 31 '13 by Animadversor
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They are both correct. If the focus is on the fact that I now have two objects, whereas before I had only one, I'd say split in two; if I want to stress that now each object is half the size of the si …
answered Mar 24 '13 by Animadversor