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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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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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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 do you call something that happens on a cyclical basis?

What do you call something that happens on a cyclical basis or something that keeps on repeating? For example, wars keeps on happening. What do you call such things that keeps on happening? I thought ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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's the word that best describes a service that helps set up a business

So my friend and me where talking about starting a service that helps people set up a business. Things like finding space, creating logos/signboards, business cards etc. What would something like ...
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A modern equivalent for the word “spinster” for women and the relevant synonym for men

In ancient English, people called a woman who had never gotten married a sinister, but I'm positive using it is absolete today and perhaps many youths have no sense of in many English spoken regions! ...
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What's the verb for keeping something warm with one's body?

You know I am looking for a verb that roughly means "keep something warm with one's body". It's not a general-use word, because it mostly applies to certain animals. Let me give you an example: The ...
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What is the word for “leaving something running, but not changing/touching it”

Like some system or software, if you decide to make no more changes to it and just leave it alone, but still operationing, what is that called?
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Term for someone who moved to the US that started going to college?

Is there a term for someone who moved to the US and started going to college there? I was born and raised elsewhere and moved to the US in my teens. My parents went to college, but not in the US. Is ...
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Someone/thing that a responder responds to is called?

I know a Responder is a person or something that responds to a specific thing. But what do we call a person or thing that a responder responds to? I think it's something with "respond" or "response" ...
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Word for Overriding Auto-Correct

I was having an email conversation with friends about glyphosate. One friend consistently misspelled the word as glyphosphate*. In order to bring this to his attention, I replied, "It's spelled ...
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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 ...
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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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What is an adjective meaning “informing others”?

In translations, sometimes several parts of the source texts are completely deleted. This happens either with prior notice (for example it is stated clearly in the preface that several chapters have ...
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What is the English word for “accepted/acceptance by the society”?

What is the exact English word for "accepted/acceptance by the society"? I think the word I have heard before starts with "C".
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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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Is there a word for saying “waved hand with his back turned against him”?

Is there a word for saying "waved hand with his back turned against him"? By that I mean waving to say goodbye, but with the back turned against someone, which may be a little impolite, but happens ...
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Is there a word for “half-bathed”?

Is there a word for "half-bathed"? By half-bathed, I mean half submerged in something like water or light. I am wondering what are some of the best way to say it. I am looking for a word, and a word ...
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What is “the hole of a pet bottle on the top” called?

It's very subtle but I cannot come up with a simple word to indicate the hole on a pet bottle's top, where the liquid comes out when the bottle is leaned. I guess it's a very simple word that I ...
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What do you call the shadow on the face when there's a spotlight lighting your head at a high angle from above?

I am not sure if there's a word for it, but I think there might be either an expression or a word to describe this particular shadow that appear on the face and hiding your traits for dramatic effects....
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How to say that a point should be skipped so that we can move on to a better (or deeper) question?

My question is in the context of essay writing. My essay will discuss the viewpoints presented by this video from BBC. In the video, the question "How should we include transgender athletics in sport?"...
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How to say that something is intuitively right?

Here the 'something' means a theory or a principle. My sentence is While this principle can only be appropriately understood in terms of rigorous theorems (see below for some), it is in ...
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How do you call this peculiar product used to unclog drain?

I often see this product described as a plunger, but is it a plunger, or is it something else? I also often see the term "air blaster" being used to define this item, but I am pretty sure that's not ...
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What do you call a thesaurus that also feature related words and not just synonyms and antonyms?

Whenever I search the word thesaurus on Google I only get results from pages that only feature the synonyms and antonyms of a word, but I want to look for a thesaurus that also feature related words. ...
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The opposite of “being able to be split” or “semi-paritinable”

I'm looking for a suitable term (preferably single worded describing the ability of being partitioned but not quite. A partition is split into a number of parts satisfying two conditions: no share ...
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build the culture of something/ culture building

In my native language when we want to mean educating people to do/think the right thing and persuading them to do so in different ways such as advertising, punishment, encouragement, rewards, shaming ...
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What is the other side of a head of a series

If I have a series (of orders, of programs..etc) the first element of that series is the "head", isn't it. How do you call the last element? For example say you have a series of orders. And you ...
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when numbers are not in order

Here's the situation: I was taking notes in my notebook on the new phrases I get to see in an English series when I noticed I accidentally skipped one of the episodes so in my notebook I had episode ...
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Words for something created “so far”

I wrote: The visual tool also executes the (present) wrapper program (created so far). The algorithm navigates the DOM-tree top-down to the highlighted node and evaluates and shows the related ...
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Looking for an expression

Source I dont know what its called but I can give a brief description of what I am looking for. Go as low as to do something, condescend to something. I heard just "go low" recently is this it?
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Once the Working Cell Bank has been approved for use, the End-Of-Production Cell Bank is .. discarded?

From a biotechnological document I'm translating from Russian: Once the Working Cell Bank has been approved for use, the End-Of-Production Cell Bank is discarded. Is discarded a proper word, or ...
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Is there a fixed term for an educational drop In AE?

I need to know what Americans call an 'educational lag' (when a student due to some problems faces a drop in their study processes); For instance: His studies have dropped substantially. So ...
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Is the word margarine used in as the same sense every English speaking country

I'd like to ask if the word margarine is used in as the same sense as the following in English speaking countries like the USA , the UK, Canada etc. Are there any other words which can be used to ...
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A student who runs away from the school by making false excuses is said to be?

A student who runs away from the school by making false excuses is said to be? what is the proper word for a student who is not interested in studies and tries to stay away from school/college etc
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Does the sentence “Taking a short view By Jonathan Berman” sound well in the following context?

I'm writing a presentation about the systems of the body, and I'm talking about these issues very shortly. So, my question is if I can write in the first page of the presentation the following ...
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A word to add other cases

Suppose I want to count applications of something The applications of X include Y for ...., Z for .... Moreover, X can be used for W. I feel "Moreover", "Furthermore", "In addition",... are used ...
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A very (deep, difficult and usually sophisticated) problem

I need to find an adjective which can describe a very deep and difficult problem / issue / matter / subject / topic etc which usually has become sophisticated over time. We say: Moral and sexual ...