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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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Does this express “credibility of a place depends on the people who work there” [on hold]

I'm asked to write a paragraph about a university. Within the paragraph I want to state that a great portion of the university's credibility is because brilliant professors teach there. "The ...
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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 confirming 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 is the sound made when a glass/cup is placed on the table?

What onomatopoeia can describe the sound made when a glass or a cup is placed in a quick/hurried manner on the table? clunk?
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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 ...
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What are some terms for “spoiled crop”?

Are there specific terms for crop that has been ruined in some way? I'd especially enjoy a word/phrase for produce/crop that has over-ripened or rotted away.
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How to remind a colleague about myself? Business phrases

I will delete my question later. How to remind a colleague about myself? Which option is correct? I just want to make sure you don't forget about (or on?) my request to send a photo. I would ...
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People who share the same native language are language mates?

Can I call a person who speaks the same language as mine, a language mate? Considering that's our mother tongue and we're from different countries. For example, I'm Brazilian and the other person is ...
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Is the black part of foods that got burning - called 'coal'?

Is the black part of foods that got burning - called 'coal'? When putting a steak on a grill, sometimes it gets burn and we see black scorched place where the fire touched it (See the attached photo ...
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Name of a salon or hall in which a rock band would perform music

What do we call a music salon or hall in which a rock band would perform, in English? I want words both for a place with roof and without roof (like an amphitheater) please.
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What's the acceptable short name for the place where cars are normally repaired?

What's the most common name for the place where cars can be repaired? Looking at the parallel article on English Wikipedia shows me that this place called "An automobile repair shop" but I believe ...
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How could I have the thought or say this vulgar synonym for “crap” in a more sophisticated or mature way? [closed]

I regularly have thoughts with the word "shit", examples he/she has shit character, not that shit or I'm sick of this shit, etc. How could I have the thought or say "shit" in a more sophisticated or ...
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what do you call the edge that goes along ironed trousers?

When you move a heated iron up and down a pair of trousers it causes the trousers to fold and a resulting line is noticeable on the front of the trousers. what do you call that "line"?
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A word that means unable to die AND unable to be killed?

I am looking for a word that means unable to die AND unable to be killed? so immortal would not work in this case because an immortal person can be killed and invincible would not work because you can ...
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American equivalents of “repeat on” to describe food?

repeat verb 3 British [no object] (of food) be tasted intermittently for some time after being swallowed as a result of belching or indigestion. ‘that cucumber repeated on me for hours’ (...
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What is a word that describes the area between centre and edge?

I am looking for a proper word that define a location or an area between centre point and edge point of a plain/ place. Centre of the forest ............ (What?) of the forest .............. ...
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Visiting a website

Which phrasal verbs or verbs can be used when mentioned visiting a website on the Internet? For example, I would like to say I have not visited this website for months. Can I say I haven't ...
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What is the difference between a class teacher and a form teacher?

I can't get which one, class teacher or form teacher or homeroom teacher, in the UK and the US, is what we call "professeur principal" in French secondary schools, meaning one of the teachers of a ...
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Is there a word for “be popular for a time”?

Something had been popular for a period of time. How do I describe it?
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Word for “a legal order stripping a mentally incapacitated person of his right to control his assets”

If my father has shown signs of insanity, for example, I might file a lawsuit demanding that he be denied his right to control his property. This legal order annuls any purchase, sale or donation made ...
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How do you describe a nut which does not tighten

Suppose that you want to use a pair of bolt and nut to connect two things. However, the nut is like you can screw it forever and does not tighten! What do you call this kind of nuts? Is there an ...
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Synonym for 'every x minutes'?

Is there a synonym for the 'every x minutes' construct? The phrase I want to rephrase is 'the system generates a command every x minutes'.
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Word for “personal data-point”? [closed]

When you want to say you don't have a lot of data but have a personal data point, just one story, but that could be useful - what's the word for that? There is a famous quote by Jeff Bezos where he ...
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What is the more elegant/shorter replacement for wrapper (technical) [closed]

So I have something called node. And I have something that wraps it nodeWrapper. But it feels so cumbersome. Is there a better word? I feel there should be some word, like archNode, superNode, but ...
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What expressions are used to mean “people who usually meet to consume alcohol together”?

In my home language in a very informal situation the English term TABLE MATE is used for a group of people who get together usually to consume alcohol. Is this expression in use in English? Or else ...
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What do you call those hats that only cover the top of your head?

I'm not really referring to the Jewish hats. More like this one (usually worn by Chinese, I think): What's the name? I typed types of hats on Google, but it doesn't show in the images.
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she was so angry she could [closed]

I am writing a story and a girl screamed at somebody and to help the people reading I want to tell them how mad she was, but I can't think of anything, the sentence is: She was so angry she could.....
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a word describing YouTube bad content

What is a word that can best describe YouTube bad content such as pranking videos, which negatively affect children? I thought about the word banal but it doesn't seem to fit. [Edit] As we know ...
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Is there a specific verb for “going by a vehicle” like in other languages?

Is there no a specific verb in English for "going by a vehicle" like there is in some languages*? In some languages (especially Russian and Ukrainian, Albanian and Hebrew) there's a word that is ...