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A word for an inescapable and pointless situation?
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The answer to the title is kafkaesque. of, relating to, or suggestive of Franz Kafka or his writings; especially : having a nightmarishly complex, bizarre, or illogical quality <Kafkaesque ...

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“Perfect pitch” equivalent for someone with a good visual sense
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There are a few misconceptions. Good hearing doesn't imply perfect pitch. They are separate concepts. Perfect pitch is the ability to discern individual musical notes. A word for excellent vision is ...

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Phrase/Word-pair for a variant of master-slave relationship
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Leader / Follower Heroku uses this term for its master/slave databases, so it's also used in 'engineering'. One database is written to, and the follower just copies the leader as a backup. It's also ...

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"To dress less attractive/flashy" to not "make yourself stand out as being more important than someone else"
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Here are my suggestions: She dressed understated... She demured herself... She blended into the background... She arrived incognito... ... because she doesn't want to upstage the main singer. ......

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Are there English proverbs that warn against “speaking up” in front of people?
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There are two that I can think of. Shit rolls downhill. Which means anger, blame, etc. come from those in power to those with little power. To learn the true source of power, find out who is ...

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Term for "will consume time and almost certainly yield nothing"
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No one knows how deep that rabbit hole goes. Chasing a rabbit down a hole. Pound sand.

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A word or phrase for 'enemy of faith'
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blasphemers: n. One who commits blasphemy; a person who mocks or derides a deity or religion, or claims to be God. Not related to your context, but relevant in today's time: Urban Dictionary:...

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What is a term for a server that is functioning 24/7?
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The answer in your title is rock solid. The answer in your question is mission critical. The Free Dictionary: rock-solid or rock solid adj 2. extremely reliable The Free Dictionary: ...

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What do you call an 'unselfish' action made with a selfish reason?
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I finally found an answer that wasn't listed! In behavioral economics, this is called signalling. It happens a lot when people want to appear to be conscientious of the environment but they don't ...

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someone with special athletic skills
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I suggest kinesthetically gifted.

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Equivalent of "teri lal" a Hindi phrase which means "you are right" said sarcastically (but not actually meant)
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My new favorite is You're not wrong Which implies they may be technically correct but are still incorrect in spirit. Or put another way, it implies they may not be wrong, but they aren't necessarily ...

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What do you call the professions that produce an end product and a material for the end product?
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The copper miner would work in the refining or refinery industry. They produce wholesale raw materials. The cable manufacturer works in the retail industry, or business to consumer or B2C industry. ...

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Backstabs you constantly in a subtle way
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I vote for more clinically precise terms. Sociopath, or anti-social personality disorder, or narcissist. Anti-social personality disorder (Sociopath) An individual diagnosed with antisocial ...

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Is there an idiom for "People very quickly get used to good things"
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Give them an inch, they take a mile. http://www.answers.com/Q/What_does_this_idiom_mean_%27give_him_an_inch_and_he%27ll_take_a_mile%27 Make a small concession and they'll take advantage of you. ...

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Advance to same level
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Yes, the term you are looking for is 'synchronize'. You want to bring both independent states together to match each other. Another example is synchronized swimming, where each swimmer copies the ...

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What would you call an operation you can undo?
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You could use transaction as in transactional operation or mutation as in mutable operation. A database transaction is capable of being reversed. Bank transactions can be reversed. Mutable means adj. ...

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