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The meaning of these bolded words

It had been a rough day, so when I walked into the party I was very chalant, despite my efforts to appear gruntled and consolate. I was furling my wieldy umbrella . . . when I saw her. . . . She was a ...
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What is the root word of “Refactoring”?

"Code refactoring" is an expression widely used in programming communities and is used to describe the work of changing or rewriting the program code without changing the code results. What is the ...
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The reason why these prepositions here are used and why “be” form is used in this youtube information passage

sentence A: Many YouTube videos will play using HTML5 in supported browsers. sentence B: You can request that the HTML5 player be used if your browser doesn't use it by default. Hello. ...
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What word has the root “vale” in it?

This really seems to be a strange question, but I just came cross a word valediction, I looked it up and found out that vale means "farewell". Even though I'm not that keen into etymology, this word ...
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If “dis” makes antonym of a root word, then why doesn't “creet” have a meaning where discreet=“dis”+creet?

In a dictionary, I found the word "discreet" which means: not likely to be seen or noticed by many people. I think maybe the word discreet is formed by : "dis"+creet. If it is so then what is the ...