“Location” vs. “locality” [closed]

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information. Closed 10 years ago. I can’t seem to find a good explanation of what the differences are between the words location and locality. Are they … Read more

Synonym for “who they say they are?”

Trying to think of a word that means “who they say they are.” For instance, The general is actually who he says he is. The closest alternative I can come up with is legitimate. Any other thoughts? Answer Would something the “the very one” fit your situation? See also synonyms in https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/very?s=t AttributionSource : Link … Read more

What’s the difference between index and indicator?

My phrase is: “The main (indexes / indicators) of regional development”. Which noun should I use? I have searched for any difference in their meanings on the Internet, but didn’t find anything certain. From my point of view (and I suppose it may be totally wrong), an indicator is something what tells us about the … Read more

speckled vs. spotted

What is the difference between speckled and spotted in the following context: I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire. – Gen. … Read more

“agenda-driven”: single-word synonyms and a good definition

I first encountered the term “agenda-driven” in description of cat breed’s temperaments. While I sense the meaning, being non-native speaker makes it hard to understand term “agenda-driven” in various contexts. I see this term used more and more often. No dictionaries are defining it. I mentioned the cat’s context only to show how widespread and … Read more

Synonym for restrictions that are cumulative

I’m looking for the proper word to describe restrictions that “add” up in computer talk. Let’s say that someone can set the authorization to get into a system as: password: User must provide correct password origin: Request must come from a specific domain/host If the admin was to set both – a password and a … Read more

what’s the scientific term for “natural” in “natural blonde”

Jim Rogers (a famous investor) is very enamored with the natural blondeness of his current (third) wife. See here: and here: I once came across an interview of his where he described her as a “something blonde”. I had to look up something in the dictionary and it referred to genetics related to blondeness, and … Read more

Is there a word for somebody who’s fond of hard alcohol as opposed to beer or wine?

I’m currently writing a birthday invitation in which I want to state that I’ll also provide hard alcohol for those who prefer it over beer. Is there a word to describe people with this preference? As it will be in an invitation, I’d prefer a word that comes across as witty and sophisticated without a … Read more