Questions tagged [word-request]

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What do we call entities like Wall Street?

What do we call entities like Wall Street? I know the World Bank is an institution, same for the IMF, but what about Wall Street? What do we call such an entity? I can't think of any word.
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Word for attracting attention

Consider a sentence like: Because of ..., personalization methods are brought into attention. I want to state that because of some events or reasons, people (or for example researchers) became ...
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Is there an adjective that means something is going out of the body at one end and going back in at the other end?

Is there an adjective that means something is going out of the body at one end and going back in at the other end? I know I used the same picture not long ago, but now I am looking for an adjective to ...
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What do you call these cord-like shapes at the end of the tool?

I am thinking they have a name, but I can't even think of a proper word to describe them. I am not asking what the tool is the tool is a pimple squeezer, but I am asking what the things at both ends ...
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How can I describe being temporarily stupid?

I am looking for a word/phrase that means "being temporarily stupid/silly" and fits in these situations. Situation A Some guy solves a math problem using a very complex method, and some other ...
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adjective for a success in the growth of freedoms of citizens in a country

If financial situation of citizens is growing, we would call it economic success in the country. If the population is growing, we call it a demographic success. What if citizens' freedoms (like ...
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What is the word for students under the same advisor

I'd like to know what is the word to describe students under the same advisor in graduate program, e.g. PhD. Students in the same department and/or in the same school year are called classmate.
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An adjective meaning something is imposed in a country by another country?

This coup was run in this country by another country. It is a ----- coup. What word to put in the blank? I want an adjective meaning that the something, such as a coup, is imposed/run/planned in a ...
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What do you call the hanging sections on the sides of someone with long hair?

I'm referring to this: At first, I thought they could be called bangs. But according to Google it's only the head above the forehead: a fringe of hair cut straight across the forehead. So ...
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People that cannot hear words when music is played

I would like to know whether there is a word to describe a condition whereby a person cannot hear some or all words pertaining to songs when played and needs to be able to observe the text in order to ...
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The feeling of independence seeking in youth

I wonder what do you normally call the feeling (often, at the prime of a young person's maturity) that usually he/she finds in (him/her)self when they feel they want to live independently - when they ...
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Phrase for states having a common border

In Italian, the word for two states which share part of their border is confinante (its plural is confinanti). For example, I could use that word for Italy and France, Spain and Portugal, or France ...
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What do you call a piece of software inside another software that could be considered a software on its own?

What do you call a piece of software inside another software that could be considered a software on its own? I am looking for a language and technology independent word for it. Is there a word for it, ...
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How to express my sold items are diverse?

In Czech, I would say there is a varied offer, would that be correct? What about diverse, various, miscellaneous, multifarious? Also, I didn't find any synonyms to offer in the business sense. Are ...
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What do you call people who control the order at tourists attraction sites

What do you call the workers who control the public order and environment at tourists attraction sites? For instance, the job is like the crackdown on fly-tipping or sleeping out in the open or ...
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Is there another expression for 'adding to the beauty of'?

Is there a one or two word expression for 'adding to the beauty of' as in placing something in a home?
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What's the term in music, where the singer uses words without meaning?

I've been searching for the word, which is used for describing parts of lyrics, where the singer sings for example the whole refrain only using words of syllables without any meaning. Maybe you could ...
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To allow for *word request* to regional regulations - to be uniquely aligned

I'm using the following sentence in a set of bullet points outlining the perks of a certain product: Allows for parameters to be specified per country to allow for them [the parameters] to be ...
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Word for “Trying Suddenly”

How can I say something like this: It was getting dark. They suddenly understood the danger they were going to face. They ...... trying. Or After the incident, different agencies .... to ...
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How do you say “later part” of videos in English?

Say, there is a video, at the start part it has sound, at the later part, there is no sound at all. How do you describe the "later part"?
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People who do kung fu, wushu, taekwondo, aerobics

I know I can use martial artists to describle people doing them. Is it possible to be more accurate while describing these athletes? So far I've found karateka /kəˈrɑːtɪkɑː/ but trying to look up the ...
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What is the word for “Meant to be understood by someone special”?

What is the word for "meant to be understood by only someone"? Like, "Everyone could see his WhatsApp status, but only she could understand" I want to know if there's a word for the thingamajig "...
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Is there a word/phrase for the reciprocal of frame rate?

Frame rate is to frequency as ____ is to period? If a video has a frame rate of 25 fps, the video has a 40ms ____?
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Quitting a job - email subject “I'm moving on”

I have resigned and I'm now looking for a suitable email subject. The email is intended for a working group I was part of. I have already written an email to my collegues. This one needs to be a bit ...
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May I use the word 'vacational' (as opposed to vocational)?

After being declined by Grammarly, Microsoft Word and other grammar/spelling tools, I'm quite skeptical to use the adjective word 'vacational' i.e. related to 'vacations' — free/leisure time. I ...
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What do we call the end of school everyday

What's the appropriate term to describe the end of classes in school at the end of the day everyday (to resume again the very next day). Can we call it school break or disassembly or is there a ...
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Word for random person from audience who is called to stage during live show

Sometimes during a live show, the lead singer/performer invites a random person from the audience to join them on stage, usually for short mutual singing or performance. (Example) Is there a word for ...
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(A room / an office) where an artist works

What do you call a place including an office or a room where an artist (e.g. a photographer or a painter) works? I know the word "atelier" which based on Cambridge Dictionary's definition is something ...
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Something said or done in front of you & meant for you

Say you were bullied by someone as a kid, and they see you years later and say or do something in front of you in a way to remind you of the past, without directly doing or saying it to you. (But they ...
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what is the common terms for different types of phones?

There are different kinds of phones, portables, fixes and among portables there are android/ios/windows phones smart as computers and other far more simple devices just with function to call/answer. ...
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What could be the names of the sound of the water falling in a shower?

one of my friends said: "The swoosh of the shower" I don't really think it fits the calm sound that could be heard when water is falling in a common shower, listening in the bedroom next door. What ...
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How to convey that the doctor has asked his patient to perform certain medical tests?

Arvind went to his family physician. He asked Arvind to "perform" a couple of tests.Is this usage correct? Since the past few days Arvind has been feeling a little unwell and as a result had ...
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Compound words with “dog” in front [closed]

I need to make two compound words with the word "dog" to be the first part of the compound word. Those words should mean; 1. person given all the hard, boring job; 2. exhausted, worn out. I would ...
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Performing movements/motions in order to show-off or attract audience

I was wondering what do you normally call performing some movements / motions which attracts the audience by a motorcycle / bicycle / car / plane or the movements in martial arts (like karate) or in ...
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Word request - What is the word to describe a line or sentence that you can sing

I wonder if there is any words in English to describe a line which you can sing. The line (or sentence) doesn't come from a song. So for example, saying "a line from a song" is not correct.
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Can I use “sleep-in” as a noun like “lie-in”?

I have some questions about "sleep in". Do you use the expression "to have a lie-in" in the US, Canada and other English-speaking countries? Can I use "sleep-in" as a noun like "lie-in"? "Have a nice ...
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What is the word for when your immune system over reacts very badly to something inert in very small amounts in a specific place?

I read about someone who died after he was swimming and breathed in a little bit of water. the immune system of his lungs over reacted (''secondary drowning'') and his lungs swelled up until he choked ...
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What word can be used to describe a bug in a movie?

What word can be used to describe a bug in a movie? By "bug in a movie" I mean a scene where an inconsistency (in dressing, the plot, the logic of the story, etc.) is exposed to the audience. I'll ...
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What do you call people who are not good at explaining things?

For example, some researchers have conducted great researches, but they may find it quite difficult to explain the methodology or background info to the audience.
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Verb describing an action of helping someone climb down a tree

What's the verb describing an action of helping someone climb down the tree when the one on the tree is afraid of climbing down? Would it be OK to say something like: I helped the boy/kitten down ...
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What's the word for “stationed”, but for non-military people?

What's the word for "stationed", but for non-military people? I am thinking about non-military personnel such as ambassadors, and other non-military people working abroad. For example: The U.S. ...
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Phrasal verbs with this meaning of “on” in them

Please, don't die on me! She ran out on me. In the two examples above the preposition "on" seems to indicate the speaker's physical presence in the situation, in which the particular event (...
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What is this sitting posture called?

The Wikipedia page of sitting doesn't list this kind of posture. Do you know what its name?
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Is there a verb that means “play along”?

"You look like Barney!" he joked around. "Arrgh, I am a dinosaur!" she played along. Is there a verb that means "play along"? I am wondering if there's a single-word verb that means exactly "...
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Is there a word for 'encountering new ideas/perspectives'?

I'm trying to find a word that describes "meeting" a new idea. In a phrase it would be: Through this discussion I ____ a lot of new perspectives. I recall a word similar to 'having a light source ...
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How can I refer to something in a book?

I am trying to find the right words for the sentences. (1) The book ____ "Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching". (2) Charles Dickens writes/wrote in his book: "Suffering has ...
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How to introduce a widow who is not a widow?

I am looking for a way to introduce a mother, who believes she is a widow in a logline in a way that the reader understands that she is not a widow. The long version would be: "A widow, who is unaware ...
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How to refer to a single person of the general public?

I know "the general public" can be use both with a singular verb (when referred to as a group of a whole) and with a plural verb. But what if I want to refer to a single person, who is a member of the ...
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Another word for 'symptoms' but not materalisation, illness, disease,

I'm looking for a word to fill in the blank. Symptoms are inauspicious ______ that might be caused by the induced sensations. But they can also be a sign of a latent or a manifest disease. Would ...
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How to call the chairs whose back will bend backwards when you rest against it?

I am sorry if my description is not clear enough. You know there are certain office chairs (unless the wooden chairs or steel folded chair) whose back can bend backwards when you lean against them. Is ...