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This tag is for questions seeking a single word that fits a meaning. To ensure that your question is not closed as off-topic, please be specific about the intended use of the word.  INCLUDE A SAMPLE SENTENCE demonstrating how the word would be used.  Click on "Info" or "View Tag" and "Learn more ..." for more information. Please use the "phrase-requests" tag instead if you seek more than just a single word.

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The first word that springs to mind is proposition, as in Are you propositioning me? That would generally imply sex rather than necessarily a longer relationship, but that would seem to fit your …
answered Jul 1 '11 by psmears
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It can carry a slightly negative/mocking connotation, but the closest term I've heard to what you're asking for is granny-sitter. (Others have given the more formal/polite terms such as carer/caregi …
answered Jul 2 '11 by psmears
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I don't know if there's an official name as such, but I would probably call it the rubric, by analogy to similar instructions at the top of exam papers.
answered Jul 5 '11 by psmears
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I think the most natural thing to say is simply firework: Every time someone buys a ticket, it will fund one more firework.
answered Jul 9 '11 by psmears
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If I've understood the question right, you're looking for a word that can be used where You have a basic concept (e.g. multiplication of scalars) This concept is generalised in at least two ways A & …
answered May 8 '11 by psmears
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This use of "action" as a verb is very common in business contexts, so it's very hard to argue it's invalid, but as both your reaction and Robusto's indicate, many people find it awkward, jarring or j …
answered Mar 9 '11 by psmears
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Yes, they're called descenders, a term which also refers to the part of the letter that dips below the line.
answered Mar 31 '11 by psmears
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The best term I've come across is discursive writing. Discursive means relating to a discourse, which in turn is defined as a speech or piece of writing about a particular, usually serious, subjec …
answered Mar 28 '11 by psmears
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How about simply saying in writing?
answered Jun 12 '11 by psmears
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A quick succession of many questions might be described as a barrage of questions, though that does have the implication that they came a little too fast for comfort.
answered Apr 6 '11 by psmears
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You are right that ignorant/ignorance often carries a negative sense ("He's so ignorant!"), but it can also be used neutrally ("Ignorant of what had happened in my absence, I continued as before"). It …
answered May 30 '11 by psmears