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Is there an animal equivalent to "anthropomorphism"? That is: ascribing animal traits to non-animals
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zoomorphism zoomorphic 1 having the form of an animal 2 of, relating to, or being a deity conceived of in animal form or with animal attributes

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Advanced English: What can be "rather than a subtle ______ " in movies?
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Here's my answer, revised and reposted. What @Scotty Colby might have meant was good cinematography. A really exciting movie depends on good CINEMATOGRAPHY (photography), good EDITING (the way ...

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Who is to blame?
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Whom is to blame? is wrong, from what I can tell. Whom is a pronoun that may only serve as the object in a sentence (be it affirmative or interrogative), and as such it cannot be used in a sentence ...

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Single-word request for "multinational"
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How about polyethnic? Words of Greek origin are guaranteed to never sound modern. (Read that with a pinch of salt.)

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Is there a word for someone who does favors for others because they want something in return?
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You're looking for a "name" for that person, aren't you? How about calling him/her a sycophant? A person who acts obsequiously towards someone important in order to gain advantage. M-W ...

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How to call something/a creature looking like a human, but which isn't?
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You could also call it android or anthropoid. adj. Possessing human features. (...) or adj. (...) Resembling a human, especially in shape or outward appearance. (...) respectively Both words are ...

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Correct Word Usage: Parametra vs Parameters
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As for the latter part of your question (what is the source for the uncommon usage of 'parametra') - if indeed there is such a usage - my wild guess would be that it might have sounded "academic" or ...

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Alliteration Request: A word that starts with C and means “remarkable”
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Conspicuous 1. Standing out so as to be clearly visible. ‘he was very thin, with a conspicuous Adam's apple’ 1.1. Attracting notice or attention. ‘he showed conspicuous bravery’ ...

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How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
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Just one point that seems to be missing, so far. The word hand would hardly be used to refer either to an elephant's legs, or paws, (as far as my understanding - based chiefly on documentaries - goes)...

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Objects that make you remember
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remembrance a. The act or process of remembering. b. The state of being remembered: holds him in fond remembrance. Something serving to celebrate or honor the memory of a person or event; a ...

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Difference between "they" and "those"
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Those imply a certain distance, as in "there" (which in Swedish would be "de där"), just like these imply a certain adjacency, as in "here" (which in Swedish would be "de här"). They is just a third-...

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Using "expecting" vs "predicting"
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Expectations are somewhat emotionally generated, whilst predictions are rather based on reason and calculations, as far as my understanding goes. What's more, I wouldn't say I "predict someone to do ...

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Use suggestions in reported speech
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I take no oath, but I believe both sentences are grammatically/syntactically correct. There's a difference in meaning, though. 1. What I have proposed vs 2. What I am proposing connote a proposal ...

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What is the word that means "visibility far beyond the line of sight"
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I'm not 100% positive I have understood your question, but I'll give it a shot. As already commented, "visibility" implies vision, sight, i.e. one of the human senses. When speaking of GPS, one ...

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Single word for the process of giving/getting a blood sample
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[blood] collection seems to be quite close to what you're looking for. Transfusion is evidently also a possible term, describing both stages of the procedure. Hemotransfusion would be a somewhat ...

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Word that means a combination of respect, empathy and being concerned for others' well being
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To me, this sounds like sheer kindness, i.e. the quality of being kind. kind generous, helpful, and thinking about other people's feelings not causing harm or damage from ...

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No matches found or No matches were found
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One difference I can think of (though both variants are indeed correct, as has already been commented) is related to whether your message appears during or after, say, the search. "No answers were ...

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Terminology for a continuous period of time
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interval A space between objects, points, or units, especially when making uniform amounts of separation: We set up hurdles at intervals of 15 yards around the track. An amount of time between ...

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A word for something that is complicated, but becomes easier with experience
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Note: This answer may be downvoted as "narrow" or whatever. In case you're interested in endorsing a cognitive perspective, however, you may say that what you perceive as complicated or not depends ...

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How to say that my current line of work coincides with my education
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First word that came into my mind was relevance, followed by coherence, but I see that a lot of studies talk about "occupation-education matching". Give it a search (as it is, within quotation marks) ...

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Is "the ugliest" a noun or an adjective?
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Adjectives and nouns are parts of speech: grammatical categories, defined by a set of distinct generic features. Decrees of comparison are limited to adjectives and adverbs. In your case, -est is a ...

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My question is, why "pride"?
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He/She may mean it in the 7 deadly sins sense. I speak no Croatian, but it seems the sin's called "Oholost", which equals "arrogance" according to google translate.

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Opposite of "easily"
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laboriously In a way that takes considerable time and effort. ‘the boys were laboriously copying down sentences from the blackboard’ ‘she breathed slowly and laboriously’

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Word or phrase describes place where I find people of similar taste or personality
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Haunt might do the trick for you. Then again, of course, it might not. Defined as a place frequented by a specified person: "The bar was a favourite haunt of artists of the time".

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Field of vision equivalent for other senses?
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Why not "field of audition", in reference to what we can hear? The field of audition, bounded by the curves of minimum and maximum loudness as functions of frequency, has been determined for a ...

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What is a word to describe the place or role which someone takes?
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stead The place or role that someone or something should have or fill (used in referring to a substitute) (from Oxford) 1 [obsolete] locality, place 2 advantage —used chiefly in the phrase to ...

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"I had lived before i moved" vs. "I lived before I have recently moved" (Both correct?)
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Sentence 2. is wrong. You'd never use the Present Perfect ("...I have recently moved...") in a narrative context, when in any way (be it absolute or relative) specifying the time of action. (You do ...

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A word for moving from one website to another
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How about transition? Go, click, visit and the like are all really nice straight-forward suggestions, but they don't really connote that you are coming from another site; it may as well be your first ...

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What do you call a person who loves facts?
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Your context is pretty wide. However, what you're describing sounds to me like a new, budding, form of stereotype, a sign of the times, if you like. I might just call it data-hungry. I'd refrain ...

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Is there a word for a road or river that runs almost "vertical" in the map?
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A little insecure on this one, but I'll give it a shot; in fact, two: How about meridianwise? (though I understand this would primarily be used as an adverb.) Hence, my second suggestion: polarward ...

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