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1:18 AM
Q: Word for someone who embraces change

itsmikemI've been futilely searching around for a word for someone who readily embraces change, or, is enthusiastic about it. I thought about an antonym for metathesiophobic, which is fear of change, but I couldn't even find anything for that. "Metathesiophilia" doesn't seem to be a word. Any suggestions?

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2:25 AM
Q: A word that means "without sinister motivation" in an altruistic sense of sorts

austintexisHeard someone say or read somewhere something along the lines of "to live in the altruistic and (?) service of others", where (?) was some word similar to "unmotivated" but in that it implied that there was no ulterior motive in the person's actions, that is, the action was not motivated by tempo...

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4:11 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer, bad keyword with email in answer, email in answer, pattern-matching email in answer: Why is it "to take someone seriously" and not "to take someone serious"? by Dr.abel Justus on english.SE
5:06 AM
Q: One who takes leave without notice

Nagarajan ShanmuganathanI'm pretty sure that I know a word for a person who takes leave without informing in advance but I am not able to recollect it. Don't count on him to finish the work today. He is a _______. "We don't encourage people who are _________. Serious actions will be taken against them", said th...

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7:55 AM
You European guys have a strange life style (according to what I see in the movies). You leave your paternity home (family) since 18 years old (probably even traveling to another country or city) ..! How do you handle your emotions? Are you rock?
8:26 AM
Q: Word suggestion for a system with 100% accuracy

Mayank JainWhat we call a system with 100% accuracy and bug free. One word suggestion needed. Thanks

Q: a person who does not accept his mistake instead gives his own created justifications for it

AMNWhat would you call a person who does not accept his mistake instead gives rubbish rationale or excuses for it

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9:45 AM
Q: What we call who is doing best with consistency

Mayank JainCan anyone suggest one word for ability of person who is doing the great work consistently.

9:58 AM
Q: Is there a word that describes something that is invisible when it is alone but in numbers it is visible?

FendecIs there a word or slang word that can be used to describe something that is invisible on its own and in numbers it is visible? For example: 1 bacteria is hard to see (invisible to the naked eye) but when there is a huge population of bacteria it can be seen (visible to the naked eye)

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12:23 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive body detected: "Bish" meaning swish swish bish by George K on english.SE
1:06 PM
Q: Is there a single word for "Not Full"?

DavidAs in, if there is space for 100 grubles in my zeblar, is there a single word which means the zeblar contains between 0 and 99 grubles? I'm looking for it to fit the sentence: "No [not full] slots have been found." Using the hyphenated "No non-full..." sounds like a marginally confusing double ...

1:47 PM
@Shafizadeh first, movies are crazy. Sometimes there's a grain of truth, but more often reality is distorted to make the story work. Movies and stories are more like dreams than reality.
That said, in Northern European countries, you're expected to move out of your parents household sometime after 18, either for college or because you want your own place. 16 is not common, way too young.
A: Is there a single word for "Not Full"?

MickUnfilled would work: My zeblar is unfilled. unfilled not filled an unfilled bottle unfilled spaces a vacancy left unfilled an unfilled order Merriam-Webster

My zeblar is unfilled. (and my hovercraft is full of eels.) What am I doing? !!!
Of course, living at home after college is not uncommon, but often in the early 20's you want to get out from under your parents. and there's no housing shortage so it is easier financially
Oh, I misread. 18 years old is usually when you go off to colllege usually in another city. Yes there can be homesickness but there is so much occupying your time with studies and new friends that you get over it quickly
2:06 PM
Q: What is the opposite of a prefix?

AdámIf A is a prefix substring of B. Then B is a ________ of A. Examples: ban is a prefix substring of banana so banana is a ________ of ban? In lexicographical ordering, prefix substrings sort before their ________s. The words extension and continuation appear to only denote the part that comes...

2:54 PM
Q: Term for a word that refers to a gender of a species

KevinIs there a term for a word, such as cow, ewe, or ram, that refers to a specific gender of a species? For example: "I" is a pronoun "Spaniard" is a demonym A firefighter named Les McBurny would be an aptonym (or aptronym) "Doe" is a ____?

3:13 PM
Q: A term for a type of person

HarleenWhat would you call a person who doesn't have any idea about what incident took place but makes assumptions about it to be a 'great victory'?

3:40 PM
I just got "We are currently offline for maintenance" when clicking through to a question.
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6:12 PM
I don't want to know what it's made of. I want to know what what it's made of’s made of.
6:23 PM
It's made of is made of it, is, made, of, and contraction.
6:50 PM
Q: Is there a single word to describe a person who is a "silent and smart debugger"

user270712Is there a word that fits silent person who is very smart and can debug the issue within seconds?

7:46 PM
I believe I have just observed a few hydrometeors.
8:37 PM
"dive into a field (subject/topic)", makes sense or should avoid?
@Monad So for example "dive into a field mathematics"?
my exact use is "Henceforth, I dove into the fields that constitute..."
Q: Is there a word for nostalgia but within the present?

annyIt's kind of like there's a feeling you can't describe and it's very nostalgic, however it's also within the present and it's not always real. By that I mean, it can be imaginative. It's a good feeling, almost cozy-like or comforting in some way.

but yes "dive into mathematics"
could be an example I believe
The only grammatical problem I see is that you wouldn't expect past tense after "henceforth".
8:42 PM
I'm talking about a past event, where henceforth refers to the point in time discussed and all of the thereafter.
all of time thereafter*
"I discovered... . Henceforth, I dove into..."
still incorrect?
You could make it work. Something like "After I discovered X, I decided that henceforth I would dive into".
I've just read a thread on that, where "thenceforth" is recommended instead
A: Using "henceforth" to refer to future events, but from a "past perspective"

StoneyBHenceforth means "from here forward". With a present or present construction, it points the reader forward from the time of utterance. In your case, that would mean "from now forward", the present in which you write and your readers read. This is not, I think, what you want. The acknowledgements ...

But "henceforth" is really only going to work with "I will" or "I would", not so much with past tense.
as opposed to henceforth
thence, I assume, being a variant as if to mean "there after"
If you, read the answer
Yes, you might get away with that too. Or you could modernize the language. "After I discovered X, I decided that from then on I would", or "After I discovered X, I decided that from now on I will".
8:46 PM
I feel as though that is verbose
5 words vs 1 word is on the precipice of reasonable sacrifice
in this particular case, I do not have to ensure everyone can read it, but this case being a personal statement I may sound as though I am trying too hard, if you know what I mean.
Not that there's anything wrong with hence/thence/whence or hither/thither/whither. It's that they have a strong "literary" register.
Almost poetical.
well, for the considerations of how to write a personal statement, one relatively popular recommendation is to imitate the flow of a story or piece of literature, at least for parts of personal statements.
poetical might be an extreme though, but the only potential yet reasonable problem I see with thenceforth within the use of "thenceforth" when writing a personal statement is that of sounding as though you are trying too hard or using a thesaurus for every bit and other undesirable acts of the kin.
oops, "with thenceforth when writing a personal statement"*
9:14 PM
@Monad It always boils down to your audience. If you're applying for a job directing Shakespeare, it's perfect, for example.
@MetaEd It's the introductory paragraph (thus purposed to demonstrate passion and personality) of a personal statement that is like all statements read by an audience of no specific subject to generally judge if a student is fit for university, and only later by an audience with subject-knowledge that is Computer Science in my case. Quite far from English and the like, but nevertheless, for an introductory paragraph I'd say my confidence in the occasional
use of words such as "thenceforth" is not groundless.
like all such* statements
may I assume that "thence", and likewise "thenceforth", to imply the element of "consequence". Whereby "thence" generally means the composite meaning of hence and then, and "thenceforth" adds "forth" as a sequel to that adverb?

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