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Word Request: Something that is garbage but looks very valuable on the surface

I need to used this in context of information technology phrase "garbage in - garbage out". Except I'm trying to describe a situation where garbage out looks very convincing and useful to a human ...
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Is there any word or expression to describe feeling something really deep (you don't know what that feeling is)?

Sometimes you feel kind of like you're lost in time or something—you forget about your issues and everything for a few seconds. This happens especially when you see a beautiful photograph or listen to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's the word for a word with a similar spelling to another word?

Is there a word that qualifies a word as having a similar spelling to another word? Let's consider the following example: Affect is a ___ to effect. I know homonyms are used to identify words that ...
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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 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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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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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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Term For Someone Who Makes Another Aggrieved

If someone is aggrieved, is the correct term for the party who made them so "aggriever"? If not, then what term should be used?
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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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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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what is buzzword for a too many cups of coffee

Like the term Boozer is for a drunk, what is the buzzword used for a person who has too many cups of coffee or an overload of caffeine? General used amongst the digital generation sipping away in ...
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Replacing 'mother and daughter'?

I want to say they quickly realized we were mother and daughter. Does it sound natural? I wonder if there are any words which can replace mother and daughter. Thank you!
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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 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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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, ...
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Is there a word for 'Simultaneously, but slower'?

I am looking for a word to describe two events which occur at the same time and based on the same cause, but one event takes more time than the other to complete. I want to use this word for technical ...
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Phrases to describe advancement of Information Technology

I would like to describe how fast information is exchanged with the convenience of information technology but can't think of a better way to phrase it with fewer words. Can anyone help?
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What do you call the elevator space at the end of a corridor?

What do you call the elevator space at the end of a corridor? Imagine a T and at the end of the T there's a set of corridors, but since the end of the T is literally shaped like a corridor, do we call ...
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Making up illogical, unreasonable and unimportant excuses/objections

What do you call the the action of making up or seeking very illogical, unreasonable and unimportant ("excuses") or/and ("objections"). I wonder what idiom/expression/verb do you normally use for that?...
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Is there a verb that means “make a complete 360”?

Is there a verb that means "make a complete 360"? Turn around means make a 180, but I don't know any verb that means "make a complete 360". What's the best word or phrase to say that idiomatically? ...
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“an off track door”

To describe a sliding door or bifold door coming off its track, I would say The door has come off the track. But it seems increasingly popular to omit the definite article and just say The door ...
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The right noun to describe the fact that something is forbidden by the law and, therefore, is absent

One of the cornerstones of the social system of the Communist Vietnam was the absence of private entrepreneurship. The idea that is meant to be expressed here is that no one was allowed to have his ...
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An English Word for 'Jaltarang' - music played by stroking water containers

In India, it's called 'Jaltarang' where 'jal' means water and 'tarang' is melody. I wonder whether or not there's a word for the same in English. A near-to-it word will be okay, if not precisely ...