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What does children mean in “Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.“?

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Word for money given before a job is started

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What is the opposite of acidic?

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Why are typewriter keys referred to as “stops”, especially when compared to organ stops?

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What is the meaning of the word "connection" in: "Shortly after my marriage I had bought a connection in the Paddington district."

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What is the English idiomatic equivalent to the Russian “бряцать регалиями” (to “rattle one’s medals”)?

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What does "corning a place" mean?

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Is there a word for the object of a dilettante?

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What is a word or phrase that describes something that looks grand from the outside but in actuality, it is very bad on the inside?

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Word for person attracted to shiny things

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Is it considered rude or inappropriate to frequently address others as "friend" - often in a disingenuous fashion?

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Word for songs used by rowers to synchronize their movements while rowing

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Single word for a self-confessed traveler who constantly talks about his travels regardless of the audience interest, circumstance or relevence?

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Is there a formal name for a "wrong question"?

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If I use the word "enumerated", must the list be numeric or can it be bullet points?

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Is there a word that refers specifically to lizard-skinned winged quadrupeds that breathe fire?

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Can you correct this “old English” quote?

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A word for a secret organisation that controls the government

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What is a word for someone who is speaking in a way to gain sympathy from you?

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Can I use "be exposed to" for positive things?

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What is the word to express the fact that 'it will not require doing something'?

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What type of English is used in the dialogue of the Lord of the Rings movies?

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Is there a word meaning positive envy in English?

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Meaning of "To be priced out of one's hometown"

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Issue vs Children

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What is the meaning of "laid by the heels"?

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Unusual/uncommon words to denote a specific length of time? Like fortnight but for different amounts of time

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What are these kinds of lumps on a tree trunk called?

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What does "a dramatic annual shrub" mean?

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Verb for "dial a number then immediately hang up"

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