DigiWongaDude
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Is there a word which describes being unable to see the stars because of the brightness of the moon?
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Obscured Meaning (verb past tense): keep from being seen; conceal. Example(s): The stars were obscured by the brightness of the full moon. You might well wear sunglasses to prevent the glare of the ...

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"Not even I can" versus "Even I can't"
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Thanks Susan :) I'll try harder this time... One more point I'd like to make on this (as I find it interesting). If we remove the contraction in example 2, we get: "Even I can not help them now." ...

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Why does "going to kip" mean "going to sleep"?
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I can tell you in Scotland the word kip also means bed. The derogatory phrase "Still in his kip" means still in bed (not still asleep), when the person should have been up and about already.

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Pressed his fingers against/to the window
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You would press "against" and point "to" the window. You would not press to, nor point against the window. That's the difference. However... in thinking about this you could actually get away with ...

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Proper antonym for "expand"
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The correct term is "Collapse". This comes from the use of file structure trees (folders in modern speak). You "Open" a "Folder" to view it's contents, but "Expand" a "Directory"/"Folder" to "Explore" ...

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Words to address young (male) people with?
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Squire Added examples (Edited) "Be a good squire and help me carry these bags?" (suitable before the act) "You Sir, are a gentleman and a squire!". (exceeding expectations) Addressing a young man ...

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Is "The Walking Dead" a personification?
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In the film "The Green Mile", the phrase "walking dead" is turned around to "dead man walking", the context being a prisoner being lead to the electric chair. I use this example to suggest this is (as ...

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Is the following use of however correct?
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Semicolons can be used like a list separator; separating bonding statements. Regarding semicolon statements: they can nearly always work as separate sentences in themselves; they assist the reader by ...

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The word for "too far into the future to predict", often about the state of technology
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You are, perhaps, talking about the chaotic influences on outcomes. The butterfly effect. The inability to perceive the eventual outcome due to the massive potential for variation, through those ...

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Is "if you're not familiar with X, it is..." or "if you're not aware, X is..." correct English?
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Consider such grammar as a disclaimer by the writer, offering clarification to a wider than intended audience. It should be clear that the writer is targeting specific readers with additional ...

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Antonym for verbal diarrhea
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"Succinct": using few words to state or express an idea http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/succinct

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"Not even I can" versus "Even I can't"
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Example one makes use of CAN (possible future tense), while example two goes straight for CAN'T (strict past tense). Therein lies the subtly of emphasis. Consider this: Not even I could help laughing ...

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Another unique way to say "other end of the spectrum"
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"Conversely" is nice and concise... and it sums up the what you want to say in one word, (though I appreciate you are asking for a phrase). Here's its meaning and a contextual example: I found a ...

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What is a more humane term for 'user'?
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A more polite, formal and perfectly acceptable word is "visitor" - which I believe is what you are looking for. In the same way eateries (restaurants & hotels) refer to their 'clients' as '...

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