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As @snailboat mentioned in the comments, "Uncle Tom" is an epithet that is particularly offensive when referring to a black person. Making a joke about it, especially when talking about someone as wel …
answered Sep 17 '14 by ColleenV
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Edited to pull the actual answer from from the comments: Erich Schaefer himself (a game designer on Diablo 2) has told me that "measure" means here: "The 1st answer: "a standard for comparison", for …
answered Aug 21 '14 by ColleenV
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Now that I see the images, I'm fairly certain "That's the ridge through there" means that you should crouch and go under the rock to get to the location. Typically a ridge is a larger terrain feature …
answered Dec 28 '14 by ColleenV
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I think that the quiz is asking you to match how you find a partner with how different animals attract a mate. For example, Peacocks attract peahens with their brightly colored feathers. If you tend t …
answered Apr 22 '15 by ColleenV
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From the references I'm able to find, like from Afterwords: Letters on the Death of Virginia Woolf and this digitized chapter story from a 1927 newspaper a "hard society woman" is a cynical, jaded soc …
answered Nov 23 '15 by ColleenV
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Consider separate access to the ground floor in higher density development to provide work from home opportunities. The separate access allows people to receive clients and co-workers at their ho …
answered Jan 6 '15 by ColleenV
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The sentence is badly mangled, but I think understanding the financial terms might help. The phrase "being long" means an investor has invested their money in a particular security in a way that if t …
answered Feb 20 '17 by ColleenV
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Cambridge Dictionary definition of buy-in - the ​fact of ​agreeing with and ​accepting something that someone ​suggests: If you ​want to go ​ahead with these ​plans, you'll need buy-in from the ​emplo …
answered Sep 29 '15 by ColleenV
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The construction "it is X without X" means "it is essentially the same as X without actually being X". In this case, reading the work too quickly gives you the same experience as if you had read the …
answered Jan 15 '15 by ColleenV
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I can see why you might be confused about the meaning of initiation in this context. The answer is speaking both about starting a conversation and about filtering potential contacts based on criteria. …
answered Jan 13 '16 by ColleenV
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A hedge in finance is an investment that will grow if your other investments drop. So, buying EV charging stations for electric cars as a hedge against oil demand means that the company thinks that as …
answered Oct 20 '17 by ColleenV
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"Messed up" can be the past tense of "mess up", but it is also slang. The definition of messed up in the Online Slang dictionary lists several variations (the example sentences are ones I came up with …
answered Mar 31 '18 by ColleenV
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They aren't too different, but I interpret mugging as a robbery that takes place on a public street. Longman's definition is an attack on someone in which they are robbed in a public place. Robbery is …
answered Feb 24 '17 by ColleenV
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In the context of "too weak to withstand the press of" the word press means a consistent application of pressure or force in a particular direction. For example, "The audience surged forward to try to …
answered Aug 22 '14 by ColleenV
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as well as valuations that no longer compensate for potential flareups in North Korea and Venezuela. Valuations are the process of an analyst assessing what a company is worth. If they "no longer …
answered Aug 28 '17 by ColleenV

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