Questions tagged [word-request]

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A verb for a raise in a feeling

The studies conducted 10 years ago shows that the feeling of belonging to the group is very weak among the members. We have no evidence that the feeling _____ in the meanwhile. I want to say that ...
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The output of an adapter

I'm trying to name a function in a software package. Let's start with some backgrounds. The package provides supplemental functions to multiple upstream packages that train random forests. To avoid ...
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An idiomatic word meaning “very good” in this context [on hold]

The country's ranking in global output has been _____ for quite some time now. What is an idiomatic adjective, or adjectival phrase, meaning "very positive" or "very good" or "very high", to put in ...
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The Opposite of Delegation

As opposed to this question What is the antonym of "delegation"?, if one is not delegating to a subordinate, but rather asking a superior to take on a task, what would that be called? (other ...
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Common name for activities of a responsible citizen

I was chatting with a partner and used word "citizenry" to mean "activities of a citizen, such as voting, showing up to community meetings, talking to representatives". Dictionary define it ...
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Describing something which exist in one month and doesn’t exist in the next!

I wanted to describe to my friend a situation where i wanted to mention that something exist in January, but doesn’t exist in February, exist in March, but not in April, exist in June but not in July, ...
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What do you call a dripping liquid?

What do you call a dripping liquid? When you salivate, sometimes there's dripping liquid hanging from your mouth or chin. What do you call it? Is there a word for it? There was a dangling ___ of ...
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What word should I use to describe something is not carefully made?

E.g. I read a book teaching people how to cook. The first chapter is written great(carefully made) while the latter are bad. (bad and so-so would be too generic I think) "The first chapter is great ...
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Looking for a word to sum up the process

I am looking for a word which would sum up this process - you have a plain backyard, and you place there a table and chairs, build a playground for children and plant some flowers. And now comes the ...
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Is it okay to use “to present” to mean “to make a gift” in informal setting?

I'd like to say: I was going to present you another book. Meaning, "to make a gift." But from what I can see, "to present" and "to gift" are used in this sense in rather formal contexts. I could ...
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An idiomatic adjective for this context [closed]

This theory is about economic development in the global context. It is clear that political factors are relevant here. So a ______ reading of this theory should take into account political factors ...
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Is there a synonym of “makeshift”, but for humans?

Is there a synonym of "makeshift", but for humans? I am thinking that the word "makeshift" only applies to object, but not living things, so I am wondering if you know any good adjective or phrase ...
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Is there a word that means that a computer is sending data to multiple computers?

Is there a word that means that a computer is sending data to multiple computers? I am trying to think of a word that's highly technical that means that specific meaning and perhaps more, but I can't ...
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An idiomatic word for “very little” in this context?

The country has produced less than 1 percent of the global output. The country's share of the global output is (very) _____ . Small, little, tiny, few, low are in my mind. But I don't know what is ...
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Is there a word for wanting something more after losing it?

Is there a word that somewhat resembles wanting something more after losing [possession of] it? By something it can be for example: a person (family relative, close friend, relation partner) that is ...
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Is there a word or phrase that means something along the line of “guaranteed to be reliable”?

The product is guaranteed to be reliable by 10 years of use by the military. I can't think of a word or phrase we can use and that means something along the line of "guaranteed to be reliable". ...
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What's the term for a placeholder word with many meanings that can only be determined by context?

These are placeholder words like yeet and jawn, which have no meaning in themselves, but can take nearly any meaning depending on their context.
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“separately” and “put together” in this context

Conversation between two friends: A: My dad bought me a school bag and a wrist watch yesterday. B: How much did the cost? A: I don't know their price separately but the put together cost ...
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Superlative of tired

Is the a superlative of the word "tired"? I mean, you can say "you look very good" or say "you look superb". How can I say "I'm _word here_" instead of "I'm very tired"?
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What is the adjective/phrase that best describes an inconsistent/irregular weekly earnings pattern?

This is a word- or phrase-request question. Question: What is the pair of adjectives that best describe a [consistent/regular] weekly earnings pattern and an [inconsistent/irregular] weekly ...
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“Self-made” - “Self-taught” or?

I need a single word that describes someone who has become successful through their own efforts, especially when they started the success path alone and without anybody's support? Such people build ...
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Is there an adjective that means “elsewhere”?

Let's say we have an example: Sorry, I just meant something I observe in elsewhere discussions, not in our past topics Since elsewhere is an adverb, not adjective, the example is ungrammatical. "...
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Something that is contrary to the society convention

As you know well, in so many cultures (especially eastern ones,) having a child from a boyfriend or a girlfriend and generally from someone who is not married to you, is denounced and disapproved by ...
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Word used for a large cloth that covers a lady’s head and shoulders

What do you call the thing on the lady's head in English? It isn't scarf, let me tell you. It is a much longer garment than a scarf. It can ever covers shoulder and chest.
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Eye expressions and gestures

We sometimes use our eye(s) to draw someone's attention towards something being done or spoken to show as if we don't like it either, or as a taunt, saying: 'Ugh! Just look at this man! What he is ...
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Is “disproportionate” word correct in this context or should I use other?

Imagine the next situation, I am talking with a friend about this article: Haiti: photojournalist shot in face as senator opens fire outside parliament ...: Friend: Ehh, Did you read this one? ...
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Looking for one word to describe 'not enough space in a building'

I am looking for one word (ideally, a noun) to describe 'not enough space in a building', 'a lack of space'. Could I use 'narrowness' or is there a better word? According to the Oxford Dictionary, '...
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Word used to describe the first several parts of an educational material

What word should I use to roughly describe the parts of the beginning of an educational material? Context: Example1. There are 10 videos of a math series lessons. And I want to express roughly that ...
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How to ask properly about the stage of a student at the university?

How to ask properly about the stage of a student at the university? Are the following ways considered natural? In which /what course are you? (meaning about the year. 1st course, 2nd course, 3rd ...
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Looking for a word for a specific chimney

What would you call this type of chimney? In German, it is 'Mantelschornstein' Thank you in advance!
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“Dear {Ms, Mr, Mrs,Dr, Prof etc} Psmith,” - what do you call the part in braces?

Dear {Ms, Mr, Mrs, Dr, Prof etc} Psmith, In the example above, how do you name the particle in curly brackets? I'm writing a questionnaire asking, also, how a person would like to be addressed in ...
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Adjective for the noun “scraps” in this context

Leftover food is called scraps. Now, I kept a whole plate of soup on the table for my dad, suddenly my brother came and lifted the plate and just licked the soup and saying that tasted disgusting ...
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Words to describe pleasure in keeping something or an activity secret

Is there a single English word that can be used to describe the deep pleasure that can be experienced when you keep something to yourself, especially, when it concerns an activity you engage in or ...
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Yard, backyard or something else… (word choice)

What is the general term native speakers use for a paved area belonging to the house where you can park cars, walk around, play with a dog etc.? I am translating a sentence, but there is not much ...
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“Substitute player” VS “Reserve player” VS “Backup player”

Please let me know that what do you normally call a bench player who is stand-by for playing whenever the coach finds them needed? Let's say soccer in American English. I know three options: a. a ...
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Name of a regional money saving system

In my region we have a money saving system. Some friends or relatives or colleagues, gather and decided to give a particular amount a month to one of us appointed as the manager. He doesn’t receive ...
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Word request: how to refer to the time when schools close in a day?

I want to describe the time in the afternoon when schools close, but I'm not sure if "close" is the right word here. for example: I'm sitting at a cafe, looking at the window, waiting for the ...
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How can you say that a sensor system uses three different types of sensors?

How can you say that a sensor system uses three different types of sensors? I thought about the composite word triple-sensors, but it doesn't sound like a word that would be used in a technical ...
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Can I say “Getting some rest after a long week of back-breaking work can replenish you with a new burst of energy.”?

I was writing an essay on the importance of relaxing, and why it is more productive than working nonstop. I wrote the following sentence: Getting some rest after a long week of back-breaking work ...
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What do you call the battery slot's ends?

What do you call the battery slot's ends? By that, I mean the spring and the little round flat end for the plus and minus ends of the battery. Do they have a name? I looked up on the Internet, but ...
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A single-word verb for “cause to loop/repeat”

I am looking for a (preferably single-word) verb that means "cause to loop/repeat". I will use it in a very technical context, so I don't really have a proper example to give. So far, I have been ...
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What's the word for a student who doesn't register but goes to a class anyway?

Suppose someone goes to a class without registering. Then what word should I use to describe this person or this kind of behavior?
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What is the word for this (facial) expression?

When the loved one gently puts his/her head on your shoulder, there is smile on your face with the thought, I am always here for you. This expression is like a smile, and then there is caring thought ...
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The aspect that two or more similar things are different on it

When comparing two things (e.g., people, groups, teams, countries) what do you call the aspect or the thing that is different between them? Example: I think the only __________ between us humans ...
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Is “well” correct when using sarcasm?

Is "well" correct when using sarcasm? "What's the time?" she asked. "Well, aren't you in a real hurry?" he said sarcastically. I am not sure if the word "Well" belongs here, especially in a ...
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Is there a word that means holding your gun low?

Is there a word that means holding your gun (rifle, handgun, machine gun, etc.) low? By that holding a gun under the belt in order to "aim inaccurately", "shoot" a gun towards any direction (back, ...
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A word for decorative cords on uniforms

I remember reading a word containing T-S-L that describes ornamental cords or brushes that decorate uniforms, perhaps curtains and the like. I thought it was *tassle but came up empty. Which word am I ...
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A noun describing 'planned, intentional' betrayal, not limited to context of war

Some weeks ago I found an English noun that is describing a kind of betrayal — namely, when Person 1 wants to betray Person 2, but Person 1 already knows he is going to betray Person 2 (he is going to ...
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How do you describe the rain coming from the oblique angle in idiomatic way?

What is non-scientific way of describing the rain fall that does not come down in the right angle? I know in scientific way that angle is called oblique angle, but I am not sure if that's the way ...
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A perfect soccer player / journalist etc “Epitome” Vs “Fully-fledged”

I was wondering what would you call a soccer player who is truly well-trained and either physically and mentally is completely ready and in short a player who has all the requirement to be a perfect ...