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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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I do not see any evidence that fundamentalism has a religious connotation, except that religions are more likely to bear fundamentalists than paradigms that are to some extent based on empirism or arg …
answered Oct 9 '16 by Wrzlprmft
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Depending on the exact context, a burnt child may fit, alluding to the idiom: A burnt child dreads the fire. which is explained by TFD citing the Farlex Dictionary of Idioms as follows: Some …
answered Feb 12 '17 by Wrzlprmft
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The best solution I have come up with so far is to surface: I surfaced a footnote that addresses this issue. As an intransitve verb, its meanings include to appear or become obvious after being …
answered Oct 16 '15 by Wrzlprmft
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In describing the changes made to a scientific paper, I want to say that I removed a footnote and inserted its contents into the main text. More specifically I want to write something along the lines …
asked Oct 16 '15 by Wrzlprmft
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While having a little broader meaning than you request, I think that Captain Obvious (Wikipedia, Urban Dictionary) fits the bill. In Internet culture, Captain Obvious is a fictitious character ins …
answered Oct 11 '15 by Wrzlprmft
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Consider closet ___, where ___ stands for the person’s true religion, other weltanschauung, or some relevant aspect of it. This uses closet (adjective) in the sense of: being so in private <a clos …
answered Dec 19 '16 by Wrzlprmft
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Consider tenure. From Merriam–Webster (boldface mine): the act, right, manner, or term of holding something (as a landed property, a position, or an office); From Wiktionary (boldface mine): …
answered Aug 6 '16 by Wrzlprmft
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German has the word Fachidiot (literally: profession idiot or subject idiot) for this and it has been prominently suggested that English loans this word.
answered Mar 5 '14 by Wrzlprmft
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How about testosterone itself, i.e.: All of the team’s members are muscly men. It’s a testosterone team. English compounds allows you to use every noun as an adjective, if you so wish. Therefore …
answered Jan 12 '16 by Wrzlprmft
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On Academia SE, there is a proposal to create a tag covering leniency and penalties towards students, where leniency is about not applying penalties or giving exceptional allowances or a bonus to a st …
asked Dec 4 '16 by Wrzlprmft
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Consider overemphasize, consisting of: over- […] excessively emphasize […] (transitive) To stress, give emphasis or extra weight to (something). So, you could say: This formula, …
answered Sep 16 '17 by Wrzlprmft
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If you want to put emphasis of an intentional loss made to look like an accident, you could allude to a classic fairy tale, in which something or somebody is lost, making it look like an accident: p …
answered Aug 12 '16 by Wrzlprmft
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Consider sphinx. In allusion to the mythical, riddle-asking beast, this term can also be used for persons who ask puzzles. For example, from OED: A person characterized by some quality of the Sphi …
answered Nov 15 '16 by Wrzlprmft
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On the Latin Language Stack Exchange (which is in private beta right now), I wish to create a tag for question asking for how we come to know certain facts about the Latin language, for example: How …
asked Mar 5 '16 by Wrzlprmft
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Consider using (being unable to) trace back, e.g. as follows: The media operate in such indirect ways that we usually cannot trace back back to the original source. or simpliy to trace: The …
answered Dec 3 '17 by Wrzlprmft

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