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Word for the fallacy that something good for someone must also be bad for someone else
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This is called zero sum thinking, as described in this Wikipedia article. If it involves fallacious reasoning, it is called a zero sum fallacy.

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"aware of no independent" or "not aware of any independent"?
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Both of them are perfectly alright, but the second one just seems more natural/common while the first to my ears sounds a touch more formal (and, I daresay, a little ostentatious). It doesn't imply ...

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What do you call this type of argument?
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Such an attack is called an ad hominem. It is considered to be a fallacy. From wikipedia: Ad hominem (Latin for "to the man" or "to the person"), short for argumentum ad hominem, ...

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What is an adjective for genuinely thinking oneself as skillful or knowing a lot about a particular subject but is actually inexperienced?
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a victim of the Dunning-Kruger effect. In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their ...

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Can "must have" be used to indicate an obligation?
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"You must have finished your homework by the deadline or you will be expelled from the school." Yes, this sentence is correct in the way you think it is. However, it sounds slightly dodgy to the ear ...

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Common usage of semicolons instead of commas
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A semicolon separates independent clauses. If you like, a grammatically correct sentence using the semicolon could be You seem like you want to help; this challenge could be the perfect opportunity ...

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Word for indirect insult
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Have you considered: Jab Barb Insinuation Snide (adjective) – i.e, Snide remark Malicious subtext (verbose)

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What should be the preferred tense in the latter half of the sentence?
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Both "is" and "was" are correct; you would select one of them based on the context of the conversation. You could check by leaving out the adjective clause ("that I tried sharing"): The song was Burn ...

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A word meaning not to change the meaning of something
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You might be looking for: paraphrase: express the meaning of (something written or spoken) using different words, especially to achieve greater clarity. a rewording of something written or spoken. ...

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What is a word for someone who is in pain but puts out a tough image?
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Perhaps you are looking for: unflinching: not showing fear or hesitation in the face of danger or difficulty. undaunted: not intimidated or discouraged by difficulty, danger, or disappointment....

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Word for testing times
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I think the phrase you're looking for is "Judgement Day". http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/judgment%20day

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