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Questions tagged [vocabulary]

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H.W question : long day vs hard day [on hold]

He did a lot of excercises in the club. What a ...... day! a. Long B. Hard C heavy D. Short
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Fill in the blanks - Word: statistic

Fill in the blanks: In prediction markets, no individual opinions are excluded. Everyone can give an opinion. Also, since the group's decision is arrived at ________ , no one is forced to ...
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A suitable word of a man who helps

What is the apt word for the man who listens to the request and helps?
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What do you call the bottom protruding part of a wizard hat?

I heard it's called a trim, but none of the definition on thefreedictionary.com matches the definition. What is it called and do you have example sentences?
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And now I'm in your head

Gwenny: Hello Alexa. Alexa: Hello Gwenny. Gwenny: Long time Alexa: Not Long enough Gwenny: Sorry you didn't make the basketball team. Alexa: What? School has not even started. Gwenny: And ...
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Why using “component part” to talk about a component or a part?

I was trying to learn some new definitions when I came across this definition which disturbed me: parse: Resolve (a sentence) into its component parts and describe their syntactic roles. I actually ...
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Class of economics

Is it okay to say "class of economics"? I am in high school and have a extended curriculum in a subject called economics or business basics. How can I say this?
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what is the meaning of UL & LL in elevator button [closed]

I knew that "G"means ground, but I don't know UL and LL means what, thanks.
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What does “sagged” mean in this sentence?

What does sagged mean when we talk about someone who committed suicide by putting rod across two doors? "The rod was flat on one side, and both doors sagged, dragging and then resting upon the ...
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How i can find partner for english convertation [migrated]

Hi i search for partner who can speak with me english I search websites that match people for learning enlgish but couldn't find any person Where i can find partners ?
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what are the alternatives for “Vigorously”? [closed]

I was wondering if my sentence is correct and if it sounds ok for native speakers? Oh John, you are exercising vigorously today. Good on you! What other alternatives do I have?
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Meaning of “just” in “she just doesn't know…”

She just doesn‘t know how to bring up children. In the above sentence, what does just mean?
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How many “reps” of each exercise do you do?

What does "reps" mean in this sentence? "How many reps of each exercise do you do?"
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audit a course vs. take a course for credit

I have a problem to understand the following sentence: It usually costs as much to audit a course as to take it for credit. In general, I have understood that auditing a course has not any cost. ...
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crowd vs. crowding

What is the difference between "crowd" and "crowding"? In the following sentence can we use both of them in place of each other? By building a branch campus, some of the crowding (?=crowd) on the ...
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Verb meaning “compensate for falling behind schedule by working more”

Imagine one is behind schedule and then decides to work more than usual to compensate the delay, or the difference between where he is and where must be. Do you have a word or expression or phrase ...
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Using verb 'quantify' to express numeric result

How would it be correct to use the verb 'quantify' followed by the result of something being quantified? For example: My passion for learning can be quantified to/in five years of education
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What is the difference between hit me vs hit me off in American English?

while I listened I song Cole Swindell - Hope You Get Lonely Tonight in a part it said this: You got my number baby hit me up, its said hit me up okay I understand what is hit and me but what is ...
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The first or second conditional after “predict”?

What's the difference in meaning? Some scientists predict that if everyone in the world lived like an American, our fossil fuel supply would last for just fifteen more years. Or: Some ...
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What does the phrase “is of the now” mean?

I found this phrase in a Vogue article: His style, with its healthy punch of dork factor, is of the now in a way that is similar to Post Malone’s very self-aware, disheveled, sleazy look. https://...
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What is difference between “Hate” and “Detest”?

What is difference between hate and detest? and which word is stronger. For example: I hate you. I detest you.
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How can I introduce (or name) a person who was my colleague?

How can I introduce (or name) a person who was my colleague, but he has changed jobs?
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“at the latest” vs latest

He is not in bed but for his goodness he needs to go to bed latest at 10 o'clock. Q: I think in this sentence, it is correct to use "at the latest" instead of "latest". What is your opinion?
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A term to mean a student who keeps order in the classroom

Is there a word in English for a student in a classroom, typically in elementary, middle, or high school, who would be in charge of keeping order in the absence of the teacher? This person is to tell ...
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Is “transferring data” used when talking about people?

I know that "data" and "transfer" are used when talking about technology and things like that. My question is when talking about people learning new things, can I use the words "data" and "transfer" ...
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Why we use country side instead of rural side

We often compare our rural and urban life. But discussing this matter, we use the city and country life. But why use country life. We live in a country like Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, there have many ...
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About Causative verbs

Sir please, tell me that what is difference among causative verbs Has/Have, Get and Make? like He has food cooked. He gets food cooked He makes food cook
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Difference between “restive” and “restless”

I was doing some exercises where I had a chart with a mixture of words which I had to use to complete some sentences. One sentence looked like this: Both parties were becoming......................
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a troublemaker compromises a service, he still can’t necessarily get access to the whole system

I read such a paragraph about Linux Security Before security became a big issue, these services often just logged in using the root user account. Unfortunately, if an unauthorized person broke ...
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Should use indulging or wallowing [closed]

Which one should be correct?After a tiring soccer practice, Jack rewarded himself by indulging or wallowing in a box of doughnuts. Thank you.
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Where do I find word meanings' rarities?

I memorize words' meanings, not all but the ones that are used reasonably often. Let's take the word virulence as an example. According to Cambridge Dictionary, it has two meanings. How do I find ...
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What does “commission” mean in this context?

What does commission mean in this context: a volunteer who fixes up old, dilapidated houses for better community housing commission I looked it up in the Oxford dictionary, but it doesn't seem to ...
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Subtle difference between following words: [closed]

1.Brief, Concise, Succinct 2.Detailed, Thorough, Lengthy I know #1 are derivatives of short and #2 are of long but there is some subtle difference between them • Brief= short; not containing too ...
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Why does Google list “brief” as an antonym for “detailed”?

brief means short, in few words detailed means having many details Why are they antonyms? A detailed thing can be brief too. And a brief thing can also be detailed (concise)
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What does details mean in the definition of detailed

Detailed (adjective) means having too many details example: a detailed answer What does this details mean in the definition of the adjective Detailed? Since the noun detail has two meanings: 1.an ...
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What does “extended meaning” mean?

I have an assignment and one question confuses me a lot. the question is: The words below have a literal as well as an extended meaning. Write the literal meaning of the words. Use the following ...
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demand is weak vs demand is modest

Recent studies suggest that ride-sharing services could do a much better job providing useful information to drivers. For example, one current app provides heat maps... but only when surge pricing is ...
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Course provider

You are due to move into a rented apartment next month but you will not be able to because you have some problems. Write a letter to the course provider. What does a course provider means in this ...
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lag meaning in this sentence [closed]

The U.S. lags countries such as South Korea and Germany, according to an Economist Intelligence Unit study, in preparing students to work with computational thinking, AI, and robotics. This is a ...
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Outstanding in **outstanding** references to them

I reading a book "fluent python" which states the garbage collection as the following: In CPython, the primary algorithm for garbage collection is reference counting. Es‐ sentially, each object ...
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types of lakes depending on the origin

How do you call the lake that was created by flooding a site where sand or gravel was extracted? (And are there different terms for the "sand" lake or "gravel" lake?) Thank you.
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redux in “vector class redux”

I encounter the word "redux" in "Vector Class Redux" when reading the book "fluent python", In redux | Definition of redux in English by Oxford Dictionaries redux adjective [ after noun ] UK ​ ...
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Cargo container-shaped homes in Texas

What do you call this type of house?
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What is the “mood” you are in when you shake your head called?

You see that somebody just cannot figure out how to open a new tab (something you find easy) and you shake your head. What is this mood or feeling called?
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clobber in "you may clobber a global variable without knowing

I read clobber in a sentence in book "Fluent Python" you may clobber a global variable without knowing. the complete context This is not a bug, but a design choice: Python does not require you ...
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What is the proper way of saying “internship period”?

I don't even know how to put this... I got accepted to a programming job in a small firm but technically I haven't been accepted yet. They are evaluating my skills and abilities to see if I am capable ...
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“learn something superficially” - different way of saying it?

Can we say "Learn something lightly?" The other day my brother told me to learn some stuff not thoroughly and it made me wonder about the actual adverb that comes with learn which gives this meaning. ...
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What are the right words for this sentence?

My job was to shelve books correctly and to keep the library clean that was hectic and bustling with large volume of visitors. Now the sentence above is what I just wrote to ask this question ...
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What is the meaning of “As a whole” in this sentence

People responding to a survey are different from the target population as a whole. If the phrase as a whole is taken out of the sentence, the meaning would still be the same correct? If so, what ...
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