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This tag is for questions which a dictionary cannot answer about what a word means. If the question is about the meaning of a word that can't be understood outside its phrase or sentence, the "meaning-in-context" tag should be also used; for the meaning of a phrase, use the "phrase-meaning" tag instead.

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to fail to find its adequate meaning. A 20th Century poet best known for his love poems, W.H. Auden lived a strict, regimented lifestyle. In his book, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, Mason …
asked Jun 11 '18 by Lifeispicnic
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The following is an excerpt from a travel guide transcript about New York City. I can guess the meaning of high temple in the passage, but I am not sure I know what it means literally and …
asked Jun 1 '18 by Lifeispicnic
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What does volume is a conservative dimension mean in the context? Does conservative have to do with the verb conserve in meaning? During their second year, children learn to use the words old and … differentiated into two separable domains. The Geometry of Meaning: Semantics Based on Conceptual Spaces By Peter Gärdenfors …
asked Mar 13 by Lifeispicnic
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According to Macmillan Dictionary, 'up ahead' means 'not far in front,' while 'way' means 'far'. We are accustomed to thinking of light as always going in straight lines. But it doesn’t. This i …
asked May 9 '18 by Lifeispicnic
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This is a passage from one of Ted-ed articles. I think both 'placate' and 'benign' have a positive meaning respectively while 'unthinking stupor' has a negative implication. The sentence doesn't make …
asked May 26 '18 by Lifeispicnic
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I googled 'the aftermath of German reunification' but few results came out. Yes, 'aftermath' means 'the consequences or aftereffects of a significant unpleasant event,' but is it always used that wa …
asked Jul 3 '18 by Lifeispicnic
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This is an excerpt from what Donald Trump said in a 2016 interview with the Miami Herald. I am not sure I understand the last sentence. Could any teacher explain that to me? Well, I’m not a big b …
asked Apr 13 '18 by Lifeispicnic
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I could only guess its meaning from the context. What does it exactly mean? In the 17th century, the philosopher Benedict de Spinoza engaged in his own mid-life repacking. He began by …
asked May 18 '18 by Lifeispicnic
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The italicized part evades me. What is the connection between hormone treatment additives and the well-built structure of today's pre-teens? I mean, why is that a cause-effect relationship? Has the w …
asked Jun 21 '18 by Lifeispicnic
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What does 'its casual association with fun and sun' mean? I assume surfing is linked with fun and probably sun, not moon, but what does 'casual' mean in this context? I've looked up the word in the di …
asked Aug 24 '18 by Lifeispicnic
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term jogging had meaning, before fitness centers, and before the hundreds of diet plans, you’ll see that the people in these photos are lean. Almost every person―lean. Movement was an inherent part …
asked Sep 4 '18 by Lifeispicnic
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I looked the expression up in a number of dictionary to no avail. What does 'it' refer to? Any game that involves more than one person involves socializing, whether it’s cooperating during a sc …
asked Mar 16 by Lifeispicnic
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I think both started and starting make sense. Which is preferred? Is there any subtle difference in meaning? Started in 1987, the festival exhibits more than 550 varieties of mangoes and provides a …
asked Mar 19 by Lifeispicnic
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The following is what Sophia, AI, said in an event last year. Sadly, I am not quite sure what the phrase in boldface means. I have been looking up 'invite in' in a number of dictionaries, which was in …
asked Apr 20 '18 by Lifeispicnic