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I'm looking for a word meaning "hard to pronounce"
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I believe the word you are looking for is mouthful. Dictionary.com defines mouthful as (amongst other meanings) : A long word or group of words, especially one that is hard to pronounce. It is ...

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Digital is to digitise, as analogue is to ..?
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This is an interesting question. The distinction between the two is characterised by the distinction between the discrete and the continuous. To take something discrete and make it continuous, one ...

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What's the male version of "hottie"?
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A specifically male version of hottie would be dreamboat. The term fox is usually used in reference to a male, while foxy is the female version. The term dish or dishy is most often used in ...

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How do you say you accept something wrong being done?
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Rather than a single word, the common expression "turning a blind eye" would suit this situation. From the Free Dictionary, "turning a blind eye": To ignore something and pretend you do not see ...

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What is that feeling...?
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In British English the most likely choice here would be the term gutted - as in having your guts ripped out. From Cambridge Dictionary: Gutted - extremely disappointed and unhappy: He was gutted ...

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Suggestion for someone who talks a lot but says little
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The google dictionary defines windbag as : a person who talks at length but says little of value. One can say "he/she is a windbag", though it is not clear that "he/she is windbagging&...

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Use of the term "consecutive" to describe a single item
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First note the context in which these examples are presented - namely in the context of programming. It is true that colloquially we would not say that there is one consecutive instance of the ...

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What do you call a number formed by a sequence of repeating digits
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This type of number is commonly called a repdigit number, or sometimes a monodigit number. This term is used most frequently in recreational mathematics and is most often seen in investigations into ...

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A word to describe works of fiction/entertainment that seeks to indirectly educate its audience on some topic(s)
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Could the word you are looking for be didactic? From Merriam-Webster didactic a : designed or intended to teach b : intended to convey instruction and information as well as pleasure and ...

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British politicians pronouncing "hear, hear" oddly
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The speaker featured at the referenced moment is Kirsten Oswald, a member of the Scottish National Party. Seated near her are other Scottish MPs such as Alex Salmond, the former leader of the ...

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What is the word for using one word to replace another for cosmetic reasons?
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If you are going to use the preposition despite, then I don't think it makes sense to use anything meaning cosmetic. This is because nothing really changed is exactly what one would expect as a ...

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The meaning and word origin of "Christian with four aces"
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The full quote attribute to Twain is : I admire the serene assurance of those who have religious faith. It is wonderful to observe the calm confidence of a Christian with four aces. The intended ...

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"Tell and sell" idiom
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"Tell-and-sell" is one of four methods for conducting performance appraisals. According to the Development Cooperation Handbook - Guide - Effective communication skills for the appraisal interview ...

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Verb for the act of making a "Tch" sound
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I had a professor who often used tut or tut-tut to express disapproval. From Merriam Webster: tut (interjection, verb) used to express disapproval or disbelief intransitive verb tutted, tutting. E.g....

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What is the antonym of "result" or "consequence"?
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The word antecedent works well here. From Dictionary.com - adjective preceding; prior: an antecedent event. noun a preceding circumstance, event, object, style, ...

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A single word for someone that makes a person up mentally definition
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One such term is tulpamancer. The term tulpa applies to the more general notion of conjuring up something through sheer mental power. This word has been adapted by many who work on creating ...

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What is the origin of "bend the rules"?
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While the term Lesbian Rule does refer to the flexible ruler described on the wikipedia page you have referenced, there is also a brief page from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology site which ...

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What is the word for a benefit of a condition?
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I would use the word owing here, as in : I can't tell whether her response is owing to my popularily... The word due would also work well. Similar to your suggestion of "as a result of" would be "...

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Interpreting a sentence from a Nobel Lecture
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The quote appears near the beginning of Nernst's lecture. Its full context reads: Thus, my lecture will take on a highly personal note, and generally speaking it is better, where possible in ...

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Equivalent of eponym for short story/compendium?
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The wikipedia entry on Wallace's Oblivian uses title here - In the same essay, Tracey further develops his thoughts on the title story, "Oblivion," which raises questions about what reality ...

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Word/phrase for "created by someone with poor imagination"
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A common adjective used currently would be generic. From Merriam Webster - generic: C. having no particularly distinctive quality or application. Perhaps more pointedly, from Urban Dictionary, ...

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A translation for the clair french word?
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In English, the phrase en clair is used to describe unencrypted messages, as borrowed from the French. From the Lancaster University site: En clair is a French phrase that translates to in clear, ...

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Idioms related to uninteresting topics
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Example 1 : "Few young people know who Chuck Norris is. He is definitely not flavour of the month anymore." From Cambridge Dictionary flavour of the month : the most popular person at a ...

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Idiom for bringing up a topic in text prematurely
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At first I thought "jump the gun" might work here. However, I think a better choice would be to "get ahead of myself". From wiktionary get ahead of oneself (idiomatic) To speak or write in a manner ...

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How to use Ordinals with Numeric Date Ranges
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According to "Grammar Girl" When you're writing out a date like January 1, 2016 (in the American style), the day is written as a cardinal number. So you should never write January 1st, 2016. The ...

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What does underwriting mean here?
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According to the quoted text, a smart contract is one where there is no third party to underwrite the risk of one of the contracted parties not meeting their contractual obligations. Underwriting of ...

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Word for data/information from medical scanner
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Google Dictionary gives a relevant definition of topography as : topography (BIOLOGY, ANATOMY) the distribution of parts or features on the surface of or within an organ or organism. For ...

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Is there a polite way of saying "sh** happened" or "sh** hit the fan"?
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For a polite alternative, from Dictionary.com : fickle finger of fate, the noun phrase The dire and unpredictable aspect of destiny : It wasn't anything she specially deserved, just ...

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Having a "B-side"
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This is a metaphorical use of the "a-side/b-side" description of vinyl singles which is being applied to an individual's psychology. Your "a-side" is the person you present to the public as the ...

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Word to express whether a field of study is invented or discovered
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Whether you view a subject as being invented and discovered is called your epistemic attitude to a subject. TL/DR If you are going to compare computer science and physics in this way, then you need ...

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