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What do you call the pointy parts of a text bubble that's not the tail?

It represents the radio transmission of someone talking to the character using spikes, in this case a triple spike. Usually it is for announcements or sound effects. I don't think there is an official ...
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What do you call the pointy parts of a text bubble that's not the tail?

I would use the word "spike". (And in this particular case triple spike.) Here are some links: Metal speech bubble with spikes Wooden speech bubble with spikes Google Images search result
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What do you call someone who does not drink alcoholic beverages at all?

Teetotaller is the noun which is used for such a person, i.e., a person who NEVER drinks alcohol. Sober is an adjective which means not drunk. It doesn't mean never drunk - it says nothing about ...
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How do I convey that I am bad at remembering things?

As you can see, there are lots of options, but "I have a bad memory" is also just fine. It does have that ambiguity, as a matter of the meanings of the words, but people will know what you ...
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How do I convey that I am bad at remembering things?

A good word for this is forgetful. DialFrost’s suggestion of absentminded or absent-minded is another great one. We often describe intelligent people as absent-minded. A few of the others have, to ...
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What do you call the pointy parts of a text bubble that's not the tail?

As a direct description of their appearance I agree with @PPH, however as @DialFrost points out, there are other levels of understanding. An artist is likely to refer to any changes (and just the ...
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How do I convey that I am bad at remembering things?

"I have a bad memory" sounds a lot like I remember something bad that happened to me. While that is grammatically speaking a correct possible interpretation, a listener will be perfectly ...
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Is it "finger clicking" or "finger snapping"?

to snap one's fingers is the common phrase. It has nothing to do with digital mayhem; rather it means to produce a snap sound with the fingers, as if by breaking a twig. I think the actual sound is ...
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What word should I use to describe the "ending/end" of a committee, work group etc?

A lot of your provided words are good, I would suggest: dissolved/terminated In order for a work group or committee to be dissolved/terminated, the following criteria must be satisfied. Dissolution/...
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Is "beauty king" or "handsome king" the counterpart of "beauty queen"?

The is no general term for a man who wins a male "handsome" contest for the simple reason that such contests do not generally exist. I would not be surprised if some such contests exist (and ...
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Correct form for frontend, backend and fullstack

Usually this is the case: full stack developer front-end developer back-end developer
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How do I convey that I am bad at remembering things?

"absentminded" is a perfect fit here: tending to forget or fail to notice things Source Strongest option as well on our sister site here
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What is the concise word or phrase of getting caught in an embarrassing situation?

Not quite sure if there is an alternative for this phrase, but "get caught in an embarrassing situation" is already a common phrase used. Depending on your context, you can even say: get ...
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responding to someone in a indifferent or perfunctory way

A short or perfunctory answer is a terse answer. Oxford Dictionary: terse /tərs/ sparing in the use of words; abrupt. "a terse statement"
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What do you call a thing that holds a heavy armor?

Going only by common usage I've been exposed to in real world military settings, it seems to depend on the purpose of the thing doing the holding... ... when it is being used to display the item, it'...
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