spacetyper
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Is there a phrase that means "thinking out loud", but on paper?
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I would say you are writing stream of consciousness. This makes it clear you're just writing whatever comes to your head.

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When to bemoan and when to moan
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Besides the already mentioned transitive/intransitive difference, another difference is that the word moan is usually associated with making an audible noise, whereas this is not the case with bemoan. ...

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What is it called when like minded people agree with each other praise in a discussion
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A less-vulgar alternative than circlejerk is to say that the people are engaging in groupthink. The first two paragraphs from Wikipedia: Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a ...

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Word meaning "difficult to eliminate"?
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Resilient would be appropriate. From Merriam-Webster: : characterized or marked by resilience: as a : capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture b : tending to recover ...

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What do you call a community that is allergic to criticism?
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The community is engaging in the psychological phenomenon known as groupthink. Although I don't have a great adjective to describe the a community engaging in groupthink (self-indulgent? sensitive to ...

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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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I would tend to describe the action of such a person as schmoozing. From Merriam-Webster: to talk with someone in a friendly way often in order to get some advantage for yourself I would think of ...

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How else can I express the concept of ' just to be on the safe side'
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"Conservatively", or "Just to be conservative"

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Is there a more literary term for a "parallel" in a story?
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Hmm. You could try the word consonant-- implying the motives or actions of the two characters are consistent and even harmonious. From dictionary.com: in agreement; agreeable; in accord; ...

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Need another phrase for fit in (as in a group)
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I'll offer a couple of suggestions that would work well in the context you gave (all definitions chosen for the appropriate context from dictionary.com): mesh to match, coordinate, or interlock: The ...

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Is it the "second half" or "second part" of the century?
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Echoing the comment from @WS2: The sentence you've presented is confusing two ways of expressing time. The phrase, "second half of the XX century" (likewise, "second part of the XX century") is ...

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Idiom for a situation/system works internally or in isolation but falls apart in the outer/real world
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Is it possible your answer may be as simple as, In theory As in, "In theory, that's a great idea, but in reality, we would need think about how the joints fit together, and how the manufacturing ...

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Word or phrase for tasking an expert with jobs that a novice could do
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If the work that the over-qualified person is doing isn't just busy work or menial work (i.e. you need to have some skills), then I would describe the work as being beneath the over-qualified person. ...

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Word for "suddenly stand up"?
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He "burst up" would work. From dictionary.com: to issue forth suddenly and forcibly, as from confinement or through an obstacle: Oil burst to the surface. He burst through the doorway.

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