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2 answers
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Word that sounds like "metal" but means "grit", "tenacity", and "perseverance" [closed]

11 votes
6 answers
17k views

What word describes a person who never went to college, but is very successful, and well learned?

9 votes
6 answers
68k views

What word means "to speak something into existence"?

9 votes
5 answers
4k views

Analyzing Will Ferrell's "I Thought" joke

9 votes
5 answers
57k views

What is the origin of "Indian Summer" and is it offensive?

7 votes
2 answers
1k views

Is there a way to determine how offensive a word is?

6 votes
4 answers
7k views

What is the plural of "BlackBerry" (as in the handheld device)

5 votes
2 answers
985 views

Is there a reference book that lists words by usage or theme?

4 votes
5 answers
2k views

Is there a word that means "Refinement of knowledge over time"?

4 votes
3 answers
563 views

Word to describe an engraved slogan or name for charity purposes?

3 votes
4 answers
30k views

What is this phrase, "I hope we catch up," called when "catch" may be confused with what's done with a baseball?

3 votes
4 answers
1k views

Should I capitalize the "G" in "God Particle" when referring to the Higgs Boson particle?

3 votes
1 answer
2k views

"Tenants" of an argument

3 votes
5 answers
931 views

Word to describe when a person is interrupted by a trivial correction, distracting from the point? [closed]

2 votes
1 answer
190 views

Does an etymological thesaurus exist? [closed]

2 votes
8 answers
3k views

Alternative word for Karma, but when nothing is expected in return

2 votes
4 answers
1k views

Thematic comparison of 'collaborative' vs 'collective' in literature or culture

2 votes
5 answers
6k views

When the reader sees the words "foreshadow" or "omen" does it usually mean good things or bad?

2 votes
2 answers
191 views

Word to describe ideological based giving? (outside of tithing, more specific than charitable)

2 votes
3 answers
544 views

Phrase to describe "re-reading an email you wrote, because it is just that good"

2 votes
1 answer
391 views

Looking for a list of "english words" that exist in other languages, but with different meanings

1 vote
1 answer
231 views

The phrase: "It was the better part of our conversation": does it mean qualitative or time spent?

1 vote
2 answers
711 views

Word to describe the structure that holds/stores a shield (and possibly other weapons)

1 vote
3 answers
6k views

What does "Paramour in waiting" mean?

1 vote
1 answer
344 views

IBM used the words "Toxic combinations of duties" in an advert. Does that dilute the current/popular meaning?

1 vote
2 answers
103 views

Is it acceptable to put quotes around trending new words? .. in material that is long lasting?

1 vote
3 answers
1k views

Word to describe when, where or how privacy is kept, trust is maintained, and integrity matters

1 vote
2 answers
276 views

What term describes "the degree to which peers can loan each other money"?

0 votes
0 answers
86 views

When did egregious become something bad? (archaic was something good) [duplicate]

0 votes
4 answers
188 views

Word to explain "mapping the unseen to the seen" (i.e. infrared light to visible light)