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Questions tagged [word-request]

This tag is for questions seeking a word that fits a meaning. If you actually seek a phrase, or don't care, see the "phrase-request" tag.

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What's the adjective word for “full of resource, lots of sample”?

I was wondering if there are any adjective for the following: "full of resource that I can refer from" example conversation: Person A: I'm not sure which computer language I should start ...
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A word for using political trends as a proactive defense [on hold]

Imagine a movie that combines a poor production quality with strict adherence to current political trends, rendering itself invulnerable to criticism - anything a critic could say would be interpreted ...
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Substitute for “prospection of” something

I'm doing a comparative analysis to determine the best device to be used in an academic project, and this analysis shall be recorded in a document. For example, from all wireless keyboards available ...
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'underlying' --> 'underlyingly present'?

The word underlyingly does not exist in the classical English dictionaries. I would like to write the following: The crawling is still underlyingly present in the denser regions, where the wringing ...
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Put the bedsheet on the wrong way(the wrong side up)

A bedsheet/sheet with patterns put on the bed,and the pattern is inverted(someone put it on the bed the wrong way) So what would you use to describe that?Is there an expression to express that? (...
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What do we call the relief person in a shift work (the next shift worker who comes to continue the work)?

I'm translating a sentence from Russian that says that a chromatography room operator failed to inform the next shift worker that he needs to test a further three filters: Cause of deviation: the ...
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Ways to say 'get smaller', 'decrease in size' in one word

What are the proper ways to say that something gets smaller (decreases in size) in one word? I am not asking about cases when what we discribe represents a measure of something (price, volume, ...
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Alternative words and phrases for “school finishing” in this context [closed]

"My school finishes at 4pm." What can be the alternatives for "finish"?
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De-icing or combat icing in winter. “Snow” vocabulary

I'd like to learn some "ice and snow-related" vocabulary. I've marked bold the words I'm trying to think of. I'm not sure whether you face the same problem in places you live in, but still.. In my ...
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What do you call a coined term like “Cobra effect”?

Looked on wiktionary: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cobra_effect and it just says it's a noun. How do you look for coined words on Wiktionary. I want to search for coined words instead of ordinary ...
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How to specify that “all dates” are included in a mentioned period of time?

When I'd like to specify dates to do some task, how can I express that the last date should be included in the provided period? For example: From 5th to 7th March Meaning March 5th, March 6th and ...
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One word to describe over/underweight

Is there a word to describe either under or overweight? I simply want a single word that would mean "this is the amount that is - or + the normal weight range". I am thinking of either 'deviation' ...
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What can you call a low quality “best 10 everything” website?

Sometimes when you google something like "best camping stove" or "best coffee maker" (just examples) you can see low-quality websites that look very similar, full of amazon affiliate links. And if you ...
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By, with, using or via here?

So, what do you think of the application I finished yesterday? Would you correct anything? I support your idea, but the client would appreciate it more if it was completed by/with/using/via other ...
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How do you describe the following spot?

Actually, i work at a supermarket, so when a customer asks me about a specific product, i struggle to describe this spot, which is at the back end of the isle. Sometimes i say, it is on the corner ...
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Motion or movement? Turn from/ turn away from and step to/come up to

In the cooking video I'm trying to describe, a man (chef) is standing in front of the camera. He's standing at the table (i.e. there's a table before him). There's a cooker behind him. The man is ...
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What is a word that would describe some who is strong yet is not afraid of showing his/her emotions to others?

I'm trying to describe someone who is mentally and physically strong, but who is also able to show his/her tender side and emotions.
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Is there a word that defines “a thing that I/you don't know”?

I'm new here. Is there a word that defines "a thing that I/you don't know"? Example sentence: Hello, why you just draw 'a thing that I don't know' on my avatar? Thanks if answered it.
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Word formation of “perceive”

This comes from a word formation exercise. I have to fill in the gaps with a word formed from "perceive". It was... of you to notice that on the spot. I honestly have no idea.
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A word for “a means of getting a job over reliable candidates” [duplicate]

I want the word that means "a means of getting a job over reliable candidates", but I'm going to explain it here again in an example. The example: If X and Y applied to a job, and X happened to have ...
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Is it shots or shoots by “name of the photographer”

Hey I'm a young photographer and I want to create a website to display my portfoilio. I want to name it: shots/shoots by - followed by my name and I don't know what term is correct here. On the ...
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Is there a word for countable seconds, hours, days , months ,years? [closed]

I am a coder . I want to write a function like def process(dataframe, preiods=7, freq='hour') : .... It can process dataframe by every preiods of freq . But I think preiods is not a good word ...
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Term for someone who moved to the US that started going to college?

Is there a term for someone who moved to the US and started going to college there? I was born and raised elsewhere and moved to the US in my teens. My parents went to college, but not in the US. Is ...
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Say it in a concise and accurate way

I want to describe something like below, I can't ignore the emotion on people's face, I mean, those people who are important to me. But it seems like I'm a cruel person, that's not true, I found ...
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Is there an interjection for an evil laugh besides “muahahaha”, “bwahaha”? [closed]

Is there anything more subtle or less obvious? I don't mind if it's equivocal.
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What's the cream or powder that removes hair called?

I know there's a powder or cream that removes the hair (mainly from face) without any need to usage of blade. It's a chemical shaving. Now, I thought it is called "shaving cream" or "shaving powder", ...
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Etymological relation between different meaning of “kid”

I looked up kid and got two different meanings. (of a goat) give birth deceive (someone) in a playful way; tease Both are known to me in meanings such as "I'm kidding you" and "it's not my kid". ...
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Word for an amount of money that is possible to pay but is not reasonable

Suppose that paying k$ for something (e.g., a house) is possible for me (I have that amount of money), but considering other factors (e.g., I may be able to spend it in a better way), I think it is ...
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What is it called when someone acts one way then acts another way in front of someone else and gets you in trouble?

My sister has made me mad so many times by not saying or doing something alone with me but then goes and says it to me in front of my parents, and I have been getting in trouble for it.
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Organisation or organisational skills

Is it more correct or appropriate to say: "I have strong organisation skills" OR "I have strong organisational skills"?
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Word for a “Documentary book”

I'm reading Yuval Noah Harari's book named Sapiens. The book is pretty interesting but I wonder if there's a particular word for such a book. It's not a novel, or a biography/autobiography and nor is ...
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a one-word adjective meaning “just a moment ago” or “just moments ago”

Is there any one-word adverb in English meaning "just a moment ago" or "just moments ago"? For example: The above section is for quick dashing off of names of folders or files that have been ...
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Proper way of using “furthermore”

I am confused about the word furthermore in the middle of the sentence. Can I use it like this? However currently both systems are functioning, furthermore, for different issues. It is put in ...
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How to express “balancing time between several activities”?

What would be the best expression to say that I have been rather busy and therefore struggling to find time for many important things such as work, school etc. Something like: I have been trying to ...
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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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A term for someone who can keep a lot of secrets

There are big mouth people, and now I'm searching for the term that describes a person who can keep secret with them. Such people don't reveal what all they have in their minds. They are silent, deep, ...
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What is your idea about using “practicalize”?

I'm writing a SOP, in the following sentence I have used the word "practicalize" (utilize). in my view, it's an appropriate and beautiful word to use in academic essays, but when I googled it, I found ...
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How to write on an academical essay that a certain professor helped to do it?

What's the common way to write on a academical work / essay / research / thesis / PhD that a certain professor helped me to write it? Would the word "directed" is normal in such context? Directed ...
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terms for general phrases and more specific phrases attesting to them

Every piece of equipment on the tarmac had some failure: some boarding stairs missed some stairs, some carts had no wheels, and some aircraft had no engines. There was some disorder in the ...
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Word for things with the same external appearance but with different inherent meanings

What word can I use for things with the same external appearance but with different inherent meanings. For example, assume that in a social network, different users make friendships. All of the ...
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A word that describe the art of using observable words to describe nonphysical/incorporeal thoughts and ideas

I want to know what is the structure art word of connection the visible expressions with abstract ideas and words? What do we call this kind of structure? For instance, my friend’s answers ...
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How to ask someone to speak lower and louder?

Which sentences are the correct to ask someone to speak using a lower voice or a louder voice? Can you please speak lower? Can you please speak louder ? Can you please low your voice? Can ...
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What's this piece of metal in front of offices doors called?

Many offices building as well as governmental offices and building have a piece of metal or PVC (usually golden or silvery but can be in any color) and it has the information about the working hours ...
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What are the parallels for the adverb 'visually' when talking about hearing and smelling?

What are the parallels for the adverb 'visually' when talking about hearing and smelling? Here are some examples: I can explain it to you more visually. (for eyes) I can explain it to you ...
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Another suitable word for attached [closed]

I am looking for a replacement to the word attached in: “I am attached to my current lifestyle and resist changing it”. What’s another suitable word I can use?
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Looking for a word describing I suddenly understood a problem

I’m trying to think of a word to describe how I suddenly understood a problem after someone explained it to me.
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How would you say it if you can pay something in separate parts?

Let's say you have to pay an amount, and you can pay it in separate parts, what's the word to describe that? I'm sure there's a right word for this but I just can't put my fingers on it.
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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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What do you call a person who keeps hold on documents/paperwork? [closed]

I am working on my research assignment and it needs me to list down my group mate's jobs on the paper.
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How to describe someone's experience being “diverse”?

I would like to describe someone's experience as diverse. I am not sure if diverse can be used to describe someone who has had many work and education experiences in different fields. I was thinking ...