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Critic has many meanings but there is one meaning that is sometimes interchangeably, albeit mistakenly, used with the meaning of connoisseur. These are the meanings of critic and connoisseur that are close to each other:

critic: a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and inte...

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Like and dislike are ordinary yet powerful words. Unlike is a powerful word too but clearly not in the league of like and dislike. Like is powerful because it is the precursor of love. Love is most searched in the universe, both digitally and figuratively. Similarly, dislike is the precurs...

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Polyglot and polymath are not even distant cousins. Yet, they have two strands in common.  First, both have the prefix ‘poly’ as part of their structure.  Second, both words  allude to learning new skills. If you are a polyglot you have learned more than one language. If you are a polym...

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Although umlaut and diaeresis are often used interchangeably, there is a subtle difference between the two. Umlaut changes the pronunciation of a vowel. Sometimes it changes the meaning of a word too. For example, in German schon bereft of umlaut means already and with those two dots on top (schön) means beautiful.

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Are the words awful and awesome misnomers? Most pundits of the English language believe so. Today, the meaning of awful is not something that is associated with being full of awe. In fact, it means just the opposite: awful means something that is totally disgusting. On the other hand awesome should...

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