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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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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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Word for fear that a book might not be up to our expectation

Last night I was talking to a friend of mine and came to know that she also gets a creepy feel (a fear, I guess) when she buys a novel and starts reading it. It's just our nature that we don't like to ...
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Word for making a statement, consciously left open to interpretation while maintaining plausible deniability for any interpretation

As the title says: I'm looking for a single verb to describe the act of making a statement that is consciously left open to interpretation, with the purpose of instilling a certain interpretation ...
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What's the word for someone who loves two entities, like bilingual is one who knows two languages?

I saw the movie Isle of Dogs (2018) yesterday. The narrative described a kingdom of cat-loving humans waging war against the dog kingdom.1 Later, some characters spoke only Japanese without subtitles ...
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Verb for someone who refuses to repay money

What's the verb to say the behavior of someone who refuse to repay the money he owed? (Even if he knows it and is able to pay it back.) As far as I know, there is a commonly used noun which called ...
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How do I make adjectives from names of regions? California → Californian. Easy. Zabaykalsky Krai →?

Is there some universal rule? Do I even need to add any suffixes? Maybe, I can use those proper nouns on their own, as modifiers, can't I? I see three options: 'Zabaikalian voters' (or 'Zabaykalskian'?...
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Word for Helpful articles & videos?

I'm writing a mail to my juniors and sharing a document with them in it. The document includes some links to videos and articles to help them understand a particular topic. I'm referring to these ...
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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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A verb for when mistrust increases?

After what he did, her mistrust in their relationship _______ . So they already had mistrust in this agreement, but with the recent turns of events their mistrust ______ . If you do that, ...
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What is the verb that describe sand dropping across a face or a wall?

What is the verb that describe sand dropping across a face or a wall? I first looked for dripping but it seemed that dripped is only used for liquids.
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Is there a more precise way of saying “bad writing”?

"Bad writing" can either mean the use of words, idioms, figure of speech or grammar is terrible, but it can also mean that the plot is horrible. How do you precise it's the latter? Is there a more ...
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Price demanded and offered

A sellers demands a sum of money for the thing he sells and that is called 'price'. Question is, is the same on the side of a customer? I mean, does a customer offer a 'price' when he bargains? Is the ...
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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 is called an organization where people are looking for a job for a while?

I am writing a CV in English and I have come to work experience. I do not know if there is a name in English for this organization or something like that, but in my language a literal translation ...
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Dialogue consisting of questions and answers?

Is there a specific word for a dialogue between two characters in a play or novel, where that dialogue only consists of questions and answers?
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What do you call someone who misuses facts (scientific or otherwise) to support their opinions?

Basically I'm looking for a word that describes someone who takes facts or things people have said and twists them around to support whatever it is they believe. The actual scenario: Someone I know ...
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From inward to outward vs from outward to inward (a word)

Something may be "from inward to outward" or "from outward to inward". I want examples of English words (for general mathematical or philosophical terms, not for special things like cooking eggs) ...
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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 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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Does “frame” or “framework” work for the following context?

I want to say that someone can study by-himself but he needs a "frame" or "framework" meaning that he needs to be in an institute that will manage and coach him. Now based on my native language the ...
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Independently thinking student

What is the one word for an independent thinker, who comes up with ideas and then does not hesitate in voicing them before the audience? I'm looking to apply the word in context of a high school ...
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What's the meaning and usage of “One such proposal is FOR” and “The concept is OF”?

Could you guys please explain about these sentences? One such proposal is FOR the vertical farm. The concept is OF multi-storey buildings I can't understand about FOR and OF in these sentences....
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equivalent for 'Could not ' for bold statement

Last week my friend received some legal documents and he need to sign it and send it back. But he was not accept those terms and conditions mentioned in that. so he could not sign that. Now he want ...
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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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Word for Speaking abstractly

Is there a word for speaking of something made-up as if it were real? Like a character from a novel or movie?
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An (erosive/eroding) job/task/action etc

I wonder what adjective do you normally use to describe an action / a task which as time passes causes you to wear out and makes you exhausted. These kinds of jobs are not at all boring at first, but ...
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Is there a word that means “join bodies”?

I am not sure if there's a word for it, but it would make a lot of sense if there was, sometimes in the "acrobatic arts" people do this, so there might be a specific terminology for it, I suspect ...
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Special words for these personality descriptions

I want to know if there are special words as synonyms for these definitions; all are about human characters: Someone who gets carried away easily. Someone whose inner side is a thinker and kinda sad, ...
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What is the common term to express “your shorts are so sagging that people can almost see your butt”?

What is the common term to express "your shorts are so sagging that people can almost see your butt"? My little child is wearing shorts & the rubber band of the shorts is so weak that it can not ...
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A verb means behave or acquit

The word means "to behave or acquit", and I vaguely remember there's a collocation like " xxx well/badly in the example sentence(of OED), but i really can't recall the word.
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When someone sticks adhesive tape on surveillance cameras so that they don't capture anything, what verb do you use to describe the action?

Tape them? Plaster them? Stick them over? Is there any one-word way (or a phrasal verb) to describe it? Dictionaries didn't help me
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Specifier, adjunct, or complement? how to know? syntax

How can I know if an embedded clause is a Specifier, an adjunct, or a complement? For example, in a sentence like: One notion that nobody has mentioned yet was proposed during the conference. Can ...
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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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Is there a phrase that means “open like a swing door”?

Is there a phrase that means "open like a swing door"? By "open like a swing door" I mean both door panes open up without sliding open and remains open like we see in the picture. I am not sure if ...
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What do you call filler expressions or phrases we use to get discussions going?

What do you call filler expressions or phrases we use to get discussions going? I am talking about expression that add very little meanings to a phrase and that are used to make the discussion sound ...
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Is “versatile” a good adjective for “highly transferable” and “wide applicability”?

I am trying to say that a worker has a skill set that is highly transferable, and has wide applicability. I used the adjective "versatile" to express the ideas. I wonder if that is the best choice ...
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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 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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Alternatives for “sit with someone”

"Do not think you know me if at school you took a picture with me." "Do not think you know me if at college you are sitting with me." These two lines are meant to rhyme, but they don't sound ...
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How to politely tell your senior that what they told is wrong?

How to politely tell someone whatever they told is not correct according to me? Is it okay to say "let me know if I am wrong?" after explaining them about that concept?
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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 do you call the static elements in an interface?

What do you call the static elements in an interface? By that, I mean, the bottom part which shows you the health and mana and also the top part and the inventory window. What do you call these ...
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What do you call the facial expression where the mouth and the eyes are wide open?

I am thinking about "in awe", but that doesn't necessarily imply that the eyes are wide open and the mouth is also wide open, so if there's no such word is there a phrase that you can use to convey ...
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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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What do you call someone who's job is to guard or watch vehicles?

What do you call someone whose job is to guard or watch government-owned vehicles? Or any vehicle.
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The most idiomatic word for this context?

Members of group A cannot trust group B, or they hardly can trust group B. There is a _______ on the part of group A to trust in group B. I initially used "problem" for that blank. Then I thought ...
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What is the word for someone who doesnt feel “tiredness” ,and barely sleeps

I have -rapid-adhd but I know it's not the reason. I never feel tired I always have a constant bursting energy which last basically 24-7 . The only way I can sleep is with a high dosage of melatonin ...
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What do you call “mega-franchises” like the MCU and DCEU?

What do you call "mega-franchises" like the MCU and DCEU? I think there's the word "shared universe", but it doesn't really mean "a mega franchise that contains several other franchises", so is there ...
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What do you call the high inner walls of a colosseum?

What do you call the high inner walls of a colosseum? I am pretty sure there's a name, because we would otherwise just call it a high wall, but there's a high wall separating all the seating areas, ...