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Bluff - Letting someone think you have or can do something, when in reality you cannot. If the other person wants to you to prove it or tries expose this, they are calling your bluff. Brag - To say …
answered Aug 30 '17 by LawrenceC
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I have a vision for X means you want to give X a vision, which typically means you want to transform or move something toward X long-term. You aren't saying what the vision is. I have a vision of X …
answered Dec 11 '17 by LawrenceC
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The first thing that comes to my mind as the opposite of hard meaning "difficult" is easy. Easily is the adverb form as @Victor Bazarov says. (Be careful - hardly is not an adverb form of hard) Sim …
answered Aug 24 '15 by LawrenceC
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Through is a preposition. Prepositional phrases can follow be. To be can be used to express the location of something and prepositional phrases are often needed for that. Through also means "comp …
answered Jun 7 '18 by LawrenceC
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The second sentence has a chance of meaning a person who "gets up early in the morning" for a reason other than it's the type/kind of person he is - i.e. the person has to for his job, but the person …
answered Apr 29 '15 by LawrenceC
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I want to escape from school and I [am in] love with this "escape." The problem is that this escape would resolve to an actual single instance of you escaping, but you only mention an escape you …
answered Jul 2 '17 by LawrenceC
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Yet is not really a time expression, but rather a fuzzy duration expression, so you can't use it after until (or the shortened form 'til, sometimes misspelled till). Compare with an explicit expressi …
answered Mar 21 '17 by LawrenceC
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A diatribe is a single, often lengthy, angry verbal attack on someone (per Google's definition, for example). A tirade is not necessarily directed at anyone, it's just an angry expression. Diatribe …
answered Apr 19 by LawrenceC
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It seems I cannot find it. I'm emphasizing the situation here, implying that the circumstances or situation is causing my inability, not me. I cannot seem to find it. I'm emphasizing myself …
answered Jun 8 '16 by LawrenceC
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Rigid means hard, stiff - the opposite of flexible. It typically describes/implies a physical object. To overcome this assumption you need a lot of literary or poetic-license type of context. Mor …
answered Sep 4 '17 by LawrenceC
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Fragile means "about to break." Since colors don't break the term fragile really doesn't make sense unless you establish some context that shows you mean it figuratively. You can do that by saying …
answered Jul 24 '17 by LawrenceC
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I would appreciate it if someone could tell me that what the natives call the official sheet of a company, with the name and address of this company printed at the top? It's called letterhead. …
answered Nov 11 '14 by LawrenceC
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Did is the "past tense" form of to do. It's used to express simple past tense. Except for to be, all English verbs have at least four basic "forms" or "conjugations", where for regular verbs, two …
answered Mar 23 '17 by LawrenceC
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You can use spill for anything that is fluid-like. Liquids are obviously fluids, but mass quantities of small things can also act as fluids in certain instances. Things in open bushels or buckets of …
answered Sep 26 '17 by LawrenceC
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Let's look at disgustingly: Disgust - a word that means "to make sick, typically through senses." You might say This disgusts me. Disgusting - while it's possible to say something like Disgusting m …
answered Mar 11 '18 by LawrenceC

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