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common-sense

To solve a problem using common sense rather than more complicated techniques. To solve a problem using common sense. This appears to be formed by zero-derivation from the noun More…

commonest

something that is the most commonplace - there is some confusion in modern English as to which words require more or most when comparing items, and which require the suffix -er or -est. More…

commonsensical

proceeding or behaving in a manner that indicates guidance by common sense Type of Formation: compound derivation; (Note that the typical adjective form of sense is sensible not sensical. More…

comms

An area used to congregate members of a large group and an area available for use by many people. =The use of the word “commons” is very frequent, especially college students who study and More…

commuticate

To talk on the way to work or school. This word has no real function in everyday language. It was formed mearly as a joke to combine the act of taking and commuting into one word. =Do you More…

compactify

To take many scattered elements and bring them into the same, small proximity. =We have to think of a way to compactify an array somehow. Etymology : concatenation of n. More…

Comped

an upper level social class that use their money to get things done for them ('those comped are so full of themselves') The TV show was trying to break society into social groups in a funny More…

complainy

tending to complain and whine often. =This term was most likely coined in modern informal conversation as a shorter way to say that one complains a lot, in the same sense that one who is More…

complexify

To make more difficult When we work together on ELEC 241 problem sets, the wording of each question is more or less incoherent and sometimes just plain wrong. After talking with a teacher More…

Complification

the act or process of making something more complicated or complex. Type of word formation: literal antonymization Reason used: Honestly, I think he didn't realize at the time that More…

complify

to simplify an expression to a seemingly more complicated and less easily understood form =developed from 'complicate' to mirror the suffix ending 'simplify' More…

Complimentative

possessing the quality of habitually expressing admiration other people, highlighting their strengths. This word is a very direct way of saying that someone gives a lot of compliments, More…

complimentsult

A back-handed compliment. It was used as a clever, concise term for a rather offensive compliment (i.e.: “Those pants don‘t make your butt look so big!”) Etymology : More…

Computato

A term used to mock a computer that seems to have the processing power of a potato either due to age or lack of processing power. =This phrase doesn’t seem to be as common as some of the More…

computer literate

state or quality of being proficient with a computer Possible Reason Used: Term useful to laymen to describe one’s level of proficiency with computers and computer affliated More…

compy

A personal computer. Computer. This word is formed first by dropping the latter part of the word ‘computer,’ then by adding the diminutive suffix ‘-y.’ The use of More…

comradership

Comraderie. Intended Meaning: comraderie Analysis: camraderie + comrade -ship goodwill between friends -collective Possible reason used: Professor was looking for the word More…

con

(Clipping) Shortened term for convention, which is a meeting of fans of a certain form of entertainment, which could be a television show or video game etc, and includes cosplay and features More…

Concerting

Suitable, comforting, satisfying ('a concerting telephone conversation') Apparent meaning: opposite that of 'disconcerting', implies comforting, suitable. Type of word formation: from More…

concuss

To feel the effects of a concussion; to have a concussion or head injury. My roommate was talking about hitting his head on the court during a basketball game the night before; he almost More…


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