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We believe if a method draws on the user's assistance, the direction must be toward tasks that are easy to accomplish for an average user but difficult for the machine. The two bold phrases are …
answered Sep 25 '15 by ColleenV
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You might find the Wikipedia explanation of plot more helpful. A plot, in the sense that you mean it, is a part of certain types of stories. An author may create the plot before actually writing a sto …
answered Nov 25 '14 by ColleenV
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In your sentence, 'used to' is an adjectival phrase. I'm not used to getting up so early. Used as an adjective can also mean something that isn't new: I only buy used cars. New cars are to …
answered Oct 21 '16 by ColleenV
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The definition obnoxious (adj.) very rude, offensive, or unpleasant : an obnoxious child; an obnoxious habit is almost correct, but as commonly used, obnoxious also implies that the offensivenes …
answered Nov 26 '14 by ColleenV
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If someone says you have a delusion there is a strong sense that there is something wrong with your mental ability; you're unable to perceive reality even though there is obvious evidence that what yo …
answered Apr 13 '15 by ColleenV
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The way I understand the idiom, you "break into" a cache of something that you might have set aside for a circumstance other than the current one, like savings accounts, or some bottled drinking water …
answered Dec 5 '14 by ColleenV
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You shouldn't only look at the first definition, even though that is the one that deals with utensils. The next part of the definition you linked is: 1.2 Pick up (someone or something) in a swif …
answered Dec 13 '18 by ColleenV
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Mashed is the correct word. A potato fritter recipe on cooking.com has the directions Boil in plenty of salted water until cooked through. As soon as they have cooled enough to handle, peel the p …
answered Dec 18 '14 by ColleenV
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The definition of forte is "one's strong point", or a particular talent or thing you do very well. Your forte is biotechnology, because you have worked to build your expertise in that field. You don't …
answered Jul 19 '17 by ColleenV
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One thing to notice is that "frequent" in your sentence is modifying "cheat" which is a verb, so you should use an adverb (frequently) instead instead of an adjective (frequent). Jamie cheated on …
answered Oct 9 '18 by ColleenV
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Ingredients you keep on-hand are often called “pantry ingredients” or “pantry items”. They can be things kept in the pantry/cupboard, freezer, or refrigerator. A recipe that only has ingredients that …
answered Jul 27 by ColleenV
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The color of someone's skin doesn't necessarily reflect their ethnicity, especially in "melting pot" areas that have large populations of mixed ethnicity people. So, if you are trying to be accurate …
answered May 17 '18 by ColleenV
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You may use injure for non-living things. For example, "The scandal injured the company's reputation." or "Showing up late often could injure your chances for a promotion." After thinking about it, I …
answered Oct 6 '14 by ColleenV
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A nest of lights = a place where lights nest or gather together. It's a bit figurative but still very straightforward. – userr2684291 Jun 28 '17 at 14:48 Yes, it's just a metaphor combining the commo …
answered Aug 28 '18 by ColleenV
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The English definition of bistro includes the idea of wine or other alcoholic beverages being served. I think of a bistro as a "European style" small restaurant with wine available to eat with your me …
answered Aug 31 '15 by ColleenV

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