Felix Goldberg
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What's ponceathon?
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I think I may have figured it out now. The word "ponce" is clearly the stem of ponceathon (just as @Jascol has pointed out). However, @chasly from UK is also right to point out that the BBC is not ...

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Describe someone who is away a lot
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I would say truant or absentee. Merriam-Webster gives us: Definition of truant :one who shirks duty; especially :one who stays out of school without permission Definition of absentee ...

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Something that is the frequent cause of mistakes?
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A bit of a stretch, perhaps, but nemesis or bête noire might also work in some contexts.

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Word to Describe One Who Speaks Politely but with Conviction
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This is what psychologists call assertiveness. Here's how wiki starts its entry: Assertiveness is the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive. In the field of ...

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Single adjective meaning "does not use much energy"
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Perhaps lethargic or languorous. But you might want to clarify the question a bit, perhaps by giving an example.

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What is the term to describe the following situation about crime?
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Though probably not what you are looking for, a Talmudic simile might come useful here: "Wine, son of Vinegar", meaning a righteous son of a reprobate father. Originally, the opposite expression "...

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Is there a pejorative alternative to "improvise"?
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Haphazard could also work an adjective. Example: When you place a book on a desk it should be placed there in a straight, orderly way, not in a haphazard way. Source

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Generic term for different types of industrial machines
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Perhaps you can call them hardware?

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A pejorative term for "unreasonably gregarious"
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I think familiar might also fit the bill. As in: unduly intimate; too personal; taking liberties; presuming: The duchess disliked familiar servants. Source: meaning #5 here.

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What is the name of the tactic that politicians use to bury people with torrent of words?
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logorrhea is also a fitting word.

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Thematic comparison of 'collaborative' vs 'collective' in literature or culture
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I think that collective usually implies a higher degree of cooperation than collaborative. For example, as in federation vs. confederation.

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