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when you act it has more impact that when you speak only

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
fear of long words
Ex: Trying to use 'sesquipedalophobia' instead of 'hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia' isn't that much better for the syndrome sufferer; just about half as much frightening!
v.
the action of expanding, broaden something
n.
the study of human action and conduct
exp.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
id.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
adj.
undesirable, at much lower standards than expected
synonym for "shitty"
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
n.
coined humorous term meaning the fear of long words
[Hum.] Trying to use 'sesquipedalophobia' instead of 'hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia' isn't that much better for the syndrome sufferer; just half as much frightening!
adj.
a person with more power or authority than others
Eg.: Your father is one of the dominant man in his section because he is boss.
q.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
n.
1:to utter taunting words 2:to deride or tease with taunting words 'The Gridiron Show group joked with and gibed at those in the Memphis power structure, politicians mostly. Rarely did anyone get their feelings hurt by the skits in the shows…." — Toby Sells, Memphis Magazine, December 2014
n.
an undefined reply when an ignorant comment or action is made. Source:
n.
ability to make decisions and take action without waiting for someone to tell you what to do
I showed my initiative when I became a group leader in class.
n.
a criminal action of commission or omission with intent to harm targeting humans or machines using any telecommunication device via internet
[Leg.];[Tech.] cybercrime means hacking, bullying, identity theft
n.
a satisfactory compromise between two opposed things ; a course of action or state that is between two extremes
Ex: There were solid arguments for both sides and after hours of endless discussions, a happy medium that could satisfy each camp was still to be struck
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
exp.
take an action that will complicate things; do something with a negative impact
n.
A currency coin worth $1.00 in Canada. Bigger than a quarter but smaller than a tooney.
looney also can mean strange or weird. ex.He had always been a little bit looney.
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
n.
set of words and word groups together with their definition, translation, grammar category or usage examples, and which can be searched through an index or a search engine
id.
the phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse the user of profanity or curses in the presence of those offended by it under the pretense of the words being part of a foreign language
Syn.: excuse my French
n.
the practice of using very long words. Also sesquipedalism, sesquipedality. — sesquipedal, sesquipedalian, adj.
n.
a new word formed by joining together two others and combining their meanings. Examples: brunch, camcorder, carjack, motel, greenwash, smog, workaholic.
adv.
maximum; no more (or later) than; at the most
E.g.: You have to be back at 11 o'clock tops; The show lasted one hour tops
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
a person who prefers to interact with his/her Google glasses rather than communicating with people in real life
[Neologism]
n.
an ambitious woman who thinks her career really matters more than many things and is not willing to compromise on it
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action

  

      n  
1    the state or process of doing something or being active; operation  
2    something done, such as an act or deed  
3    movement or posture during some physical activity  
4    activity, force, or energy  
a man of action     
5    usually pl   conduct or behaviour  
6      (Law)  
a    a legal proceeding brought by one party against another, seeking redress of a wrong or recovery of what is due; lawsuit  
b    the right to bring such a proceeding  
7    the operating mechanism, esp. in a piano, gun, watch, etc.  
8    (of a guitar) the distance between the strings and the fingerboard  
9    (of keyboard instruments) the sensitivity of the keys to touch  
10    the force applied to a body  
the reaction is equal and opposite to the action     
11    the way in which something operates or works  
12      (Physics)  
a    a property of a system expressed as twice the mean kinetic energy of the system over a given time interval multiplied by the time interval  
b    the product of work or energy and time, usually expressed in joule seconds  
Planck's constant of action     
13    the events that form the plot of a story, film, play, or other composition  
14      (Military)  
a    a minor engagement  
b    fighting at sea or on land  
he saw action in the war     
15      (Philosophy)   behaviour which is voluntary and explicable in terms of the agent's reasons, as contrasted with that which is coerced or determined causally  
16      (Brit)      short for       industrial action  
17    Informal   the profits of an enterprise or transaction (esp. in the phrase a piece of the action)  
18    Slang   the main activity, esp. social activity  
      vb   tr  
19    to put into effect; take action concerning  
matters decided at the meeting cannot be actioned until the following week     
      interj  
20    a command given by a film director to indicate that filming is to begin  
   See also       cue   1       1, 8  
     (C14 accioun, ultimately from Latin action-, stem of actio, from agere to do, act)  


action at a distance  
      n     (Physics)   the supposed interaction of two separated bodies without any intervening medium. In modern theories all interactions are assumed to require a field of force  
action painting  
      n   a development of abstract expressionism evolved in the 1940s, characterized by broad vigorous brush strokes and accidental effects of thrown, smeared, dripped, or spattered paint,   (Also called)    tachisme      See also       abstract expressionism  
action potential  
      n   a localized change in electrical potential, from --70 mV to +30 mV, that occurs across a nerve fibre during transmission of a nerve impulse  
action replay  
      n   the rerunning of a small section of a television film or tape of a match or other sporting contest, often in slow motion,   (U.S. and Canadian name)    instant replay  
action stations  
      pl n  
1      (Military)   the positions taken up by individuals in preparation for or during a battle  
      interj  
2      (Military)   a command to take up such positions  
3    Informal   a warning to get ready for something  
affirmative action  
      n     (U.S)   a policy or programme designed to counter discrimination against minority groups and women in areas such as employment and education,   (Brit. equivalent)    positive discrimination  
caster action  
      n   the tendency, caused by the design of the mounting, of a wheel to turn into its plane of rotation  
Christian Action  
      n   an inter-Church movement formed in 1946 to promote Christian ideals in society at large  
class action  
      n     (U.S. law)   a legal action undertaken by one or more people representing the interests of a large group of people with the same grievance  
delayed action   , delay action  
      n  
a    a device for operating a mechanism, such as a camera shutter, a short time after setting  
b    (as modifier)  
a delayed-action fuse     
delaying action  
      n   a measure or measures taken to gain time, as when weaker military forces harass the advance of a superior enemy without coming to a pitched battle  
direct action  
      n   action such as strikes or civil disobedience, employed by organized labour or other groups to obtain demands from an employer, government, etc.  
industrial action  
      n     (Brit)   any action, such as a strike or go-slow, taken by employees in industry to protest against working conditions, redundancies, etc.  
principle of least action  
      n   the principle that motion between any two points in a conservative dynamical system is such that the action has a minimum value with respect to all paths between the points that correspond to the same energy,   (Also called)    Maupertuis principle  
radius of action  
      n     (Military)   the maximum distance that a ship, aircraft, or land vehicle can travel from its base and return without refuelling  
single-action  
      n   modifier   (of a firearm) requiring the hammer to be cocked by hand before firing  
slide-action  
      adj   (of a shoulder firearm) ejecting the empty case and reloading by means of a sliding lever  
transitory action  
      n     (Law)   an action that can be brought in any country regardless of where it originated  
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