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Brian Donovan
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Is there an English idiom for when you must commit to a course of action even if it turns out to be the wrong one?

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Why is "like" as in Facebook likes often put between quotes?

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What is a single word for someone who is easily discouraged?

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Meaning of "I height Don Quixote"

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What causes the euphemisation of medical terms?

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A person who studies random things?

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Why "ruled supreme" instead of "ruled supremely"?

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What does “and counting” in “Bits of plastic in oceans: 5.25 trillion and counting” mean?

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What is the difference between a 'rocket' and a 'missile'

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Finished off the night "with a rubber"

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Where did the term “tower shield” come from?

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Specific word for man who has an ungentlemanly attitude towards a romantic partner

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Antonym for 'serial', as in 'a serial publication'

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Is there a word for 'a person who is always hungry'?

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The balled (headed) eagle?

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What does "better angel" mean in Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address?

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What's the metaphorical meaning of "Tone-deaf"?

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Is there a correct gender-neutral singular pronoun ("his" vs. "her" vs. "their")?

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Word for "food eaten only partially out of hunger"

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What does "Venusian outlook" mean?

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Is there a word describing the first number in a multiplication?

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What is a good antonym for "redundant" (engineering)?

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Is there a word for the feeling of wanting something material?

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What word or phrase means "a loss of what was on your mind"?

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Please "Mute your voice"!

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Why is "do" used twice in the quotation, "do you do as the Queen has bidden"?

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What is the difference between a Cathedral and a Minster?

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Differences between "however", "although","albeit", etc

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Is there a word for someone who is very friendly but only on a very shallow level?

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French (and, hey, others too) equivalent of "anglicize"

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