Words to Describe Someone’s Voice

aurorastiel:

I went scouting through the internet for words to describe a character’s voice. Here’s a handy list for all you writers:
  • Adenoidal/Nasal – Some of the sound seems to come through the nose.
  • Appealing – Shows that you want help, approval, or agreement.
  • Breathy – With loud breathing noises.
  • Brittle – You sound as if you are about to cry.
  • Croaky – Sounds as if they have a sore throat.
  • Dead – They feel or show no emotion.
  • Disembodied – Voice comes from someone who you cannot see.
  • Flat – Spoken in a voice that does not go up and down.
  • Fruity – Deep and strong in a pleasant way.
  • Grating – Unpleasant and annoying.
  • Gravelly –  Low and rough.
  • Gruff – Has a rough low sound.
  • Guttural – Deep and made at the back of your throat.
  • High-Pitched – Very high and shrill.
  • Hoarse –  Low rough voice, usually because their throat is sore.
  • Honeyed –  Falsely sweet voice.
  • Husky – A husky voice is deep and sounds hoarse often in an attractive way.
  • Low – Quiet and difficult to hear / in a deep voice.
  • Matter-of-fact – Used about someone’s behavior or voice.
  • Modulated – Controlled and pleasant to listen to.
  • Monotonous –  Boring because it does not change in loudness or become higher or lower.
  • Orotund – Loud and clear.
  • Penetrating – So high or loud that it makes you uncomfortable.
  • Plummy – This word shows that you dislike people who speak like this.
  • Quietly – In a quiet voice.
  • Raucous –  Loud and sounds rough.
  • Ringing –  very loud and clear.
  • Rough – Not soft and is unpleasant to listen to.
  • Shrill –  Very loud, high, and unpleasant.
  • Silvery – Clear, light, and pleasant.
  • Singsong – Rises and falls in a musical way.
  • Small – A small voice or sound is quiet.
  • Smoky – Sexually attractive in a slightly mysterious way.
  • Softly Spoken – A quiet gentle voice.
  • Sotto Voce – A very quiet voice.
  • Stentorian – Loud and severe.
  • Strangulated – One that someone stops before they finish making it.
  • Strident –  Loud and unpleasant.
  • Taut – Shows someone is nervous or angry.
  • Thick – Voice sounds less clear because of an emotion.
  • Thin –  High and unpleasant to listen to.
  • Throaty – Low and seems to come from deep in your throat.
  • Tight – Shows that you are nervous or annoyed.
  • Toneless – Does not express any emotion.
  • Tremulous – It is not steady because you are afraid or excited.
  • Wheezy – Has difficulty breathing.
  • Wobbly – Unstable tone due to fright or emotions.

fuckingtomatoes:

MUSIC TO INFLUENCE YOU TO WRITE

Feel like you need a song to influence you to write a scene or character? Here are a list of Playlists and Songs you can listen to to get you going!

HAPPY BASED

SEX SCENES

SAD SCENES/ HEARTBREAK

PSYCHOPATHIC CHARACTER/SUSPENSE SCENE

BADASS CHARACTERS/ACTION-FIGHT SCENE

INSTRUMENTAL/ CALM 

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»»>FANMIXES

HANNIBAL

BBC SHERLOCK

SUPERNATURAL


I’d love to add more (music and fandoms) but let’s just give you this for now! Happy Listening! 

ALSO: These (obviously) are not my fanmixes/playlists so give some props to the people who made it! They would love it! Also, if you see your playlist on here and would like it removed, tell me! Thank you!

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How to Avoid the Dreaded Exposition Dump

thewritershelpers:

The 5th page exposition dump is one of the biggest hazards of novel writing. The more fantastical your world, the more exposition you need. The Literary Mercenary tackles this topic with four, simple ways to make your information a little more bite sized. Fire up the backhoe, this is far from an easy task.

http://nealflitherland.blogspot.com/2014/01/how-to-avoid-dreaded-exposition-dump.html

amandaonwriting:

 45 ways to avoid using the word ‘very’

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dduane:

Key to the art of memorization: movement through the Mind Palace…

How To Use Your Memory The Way Actors Do

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junkobunko:

Keep on Keepin’ On: Ultimate Writing Resource List

thelastrplord:

a massively extended version of ruthlesscalculus’ post

General Tips

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bakrua:

ever wanted to do some stuff? like, different stuff? tired of having to scroll through your huge ref tag? LOOK NO FURTHER!! Have a masterpost of LITERALLY EVERYTHING which took me 5 hours to make so reblog it

Art:

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hoboway:

The Psychology of Colour

A Guide for Designers.

Where is blood orange

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I need an inspiration boost :/ I want to write again and I have a lot of ideas but none that I really want to spend my time on

thewritershelpers:

Don’t we all! 

Okay first of all you need to organise all your ideas, write them in a folder and make sure you have all the details down. This means that it doesn’t matter if you don’t work on them for a while because your basic idea is written down and you don’t need to worry about.

What is inspiring you? Is it a tv show? A book? Why not write something about that if it’s inspiring you? 

How about some prompts to get you back into writing? Check out writeworld and yeahwriters. 

Unless you write your story it will never be written- that should be inspiration enough!!! 

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lupusdraconis:

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sacred-ground-doctore:

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Above is the “Know Anon” code that allows you to expose any hateful anons you wish at your own whim. If you know anyone who’s struggling with anonymous hate, reblog this for them.

  • How to install

Simply copy the above code and paste it right after the <head> portion of the HTML coding on your blog. This is with the jQuery script included, so everything should be covered. Once you’ve done this, update and save, then exit your customize page.

Re-enter your customize page, and under “appearance” should be a button called “Enable Know Anon”, which may be on or off automatically, depending. Flip the switch to enable or disable it, then save.

  • How to use

When you get anonymous hate or anon messages you find offensive, simply exit your Inbox, enter your Customize page, flip the switch to “on”, then save and exist. Re-enter your inbox, and any and all anonymous messages will be exposed with a URL, if they have one. Note that this includes everything, not just the hate. Another thing to note is that, once you expose anons in the inbox, you can’t un-expose them. Flipping the switch back to “off” does nothing.

Answer a message people thought was on anon, and gee, they’ll get a nasty little surprise, hmm? It’s better than a fake anonymous button because while you still can’t control who it exposes, you can control when to do so.

Remember though, that this isn’t the only way to stop anonymous hate. As always, there’s simply the “turn anonymous asks off” button. And thanks to the update from a few months ago, anons CAN be blocked.

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That little hand right there? That’s the ignore button. It’s present on all asks sent, whether anon or otherwise. When you block an anon, you have the option to report them for spam or harassment, and it will permanently block them. It also blocks the IP address and computer, so that person can’t take advantage of extra accounts to continue sending you hate. It effectively wipes that person right out of your Tumblr life. They cannot contact your blog again, ever.

For the website that gives you the Know Anon code, with or without jQuery script, in case that causes trouble (most themes come with it pre-installed, but not all), go here.

[ Goodness, wow thank you very much for letting me know this existed! That was very considerate of you! ]

EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN GETTING LITTLE NO-LIFE SHITHEADS BOTHERING THEM.

Here you go. <3

Keeping this around for future reference.

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thewritersarchive:

This is an ultimate masterlist of many, many resources that could be helpful for writers/roleplayers.

→ GENERAL

Improvement

  • Improve Your Writing Habits Now
  • 5 Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Writing
  • Getting Over Roleplaying Insecurities
  • Improve Your Paras
  • Why the Right Word Choices Result in Better Writing
  • 4 Ways To Have Confidence in Your Writing
  • Writing Better Than You Normally Do
  • How’s My Driving?

Describing

  • A Description Resource
  • 55 Words to Describe Someones Voice
  • Describing Skin Colors
  • Describing a Person: Adding Details
  • Emotions Vocabulary
  • 90 Words For ‘Looks’
  • Be More Descriptive
  • Describe a Character’s Look Well
  • 100 Words for Facial Expressions
  • To Show and Not To Tell
  • Words to Describe Facial Expressions
  • Describing Clothes
  • List of Actions
  • Tone, Feelings and Emotions

Masterlists

  • Writing Specific Characters
  • Character Guides
  • Writing Help for Writers
  • Ultimate Writing Resource List
  • Lots of RP Guides
  • Online Writing Resources
  • List of Websites to Help You Focus
  • Resources for Writing Bio’s
  • Helpful Links for Writing Help
  • General Writing Resources
  • Resources for Biography Writing
  • Mental Ilnesses/Disorders Guides
  • 8 Words You Should Avoid While Writing

  Body Language

  • Body Language Cheat
  • Body Language Reference Cheat
  • Tips for Writers: Body Language
  • Types of Crying
  • Body Language: Mirroring

Grammar/Vocabulary

  • Words Instead of Walk (2)
  • Commonly Confused Adjectives
  • A Guide on Punctuation
  • Common Writing Mistakes
  • 25 Synoms for ‘Expession’
  • How to: Avoid Misusing Variations of Words
  • Words to Keep Inside Your Pocket
  • The 13 Trickiest Grammar Hang-Ups
  • Other Ways to Say..
  • Proofreading
  • 300+ Sophiscated and Underused Words
  • List of Misused Words
  • Words for Sex
  • 100 Beautiful and Ugly Words
  • Words to Use More Often
  • Alternatives for ‘Smile’ or ‘Laugh’
  • Three Self Editing Tips
  • Words to Use Instead of ‘Walk’, ‘Said’, ‘Happy’ and ‘Sad’
  • Synonyms for Common Words
  • Alternatives for ‘Smile’
  • Transitional Words
  • The Many Faces and Meanings of ‘Said’
  • Synonyms for ‘Wrote’
  • A Case Of She Said, She Said

Writer’s Block

  • How to: Cure Writer’s Block
  • Some Tips on Writer’s Block
  • Got Writer’s Block?
  • 6 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block
  • Tips for Dealing With Writer’s Block

→ APPLICATIONS

Application (Itself)

  • How to: Make That Application Your Bitch
  • How to: Make Your App Better
  • How to: Submit a Flawless Audition
  • 10 Tips for Applying

Para (Sample)

  • Para Sample Ideas
  • 5 Tips on Writing an IC Para Sample
  • Writing an IC Sample Without Escaping From the Bio
  • How to: Create a Worthy IC Para Sample
  • How to: Write an Impressive Para Sample
  • How to: Lengthen Short Para’s

Prompts

  • Drabble Stuff
  • Prompts List
  • Writing Prompts
  • Drabble Prompts
  • How to Get Into Character
  • Writing Challenges/Prompts
  • A Study in Writing Prompts for RPs
  • Para Prompts & Ideas
  • Writing Prompts for Journal Entries
  • A List of Para Starters

→ GUIDES

Personalities

  • Angry
  • Bad Asses
  • Bitches (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • Childishness
  • Emotional Detachment
  • Flirtatious
  • The Girl Next Door
  • Introverts (2)
  • Mean Persons (2)
  • Psychopaths
  • Party Girls
  • Rich (2) 
  • Rebels
  • Sarcasm
  • Serial Killers (2)
  • Shyness (2, 3)
  • Sluts
  • Villains (2)
  • Witt

Disorders

  • Disorders in general (2, 3, 4, 5) 
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety (2, 3, 4, 5) 
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Alice In Wonderland Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder (2, 3)
  • Cotard Delusions
  • Depression (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)   
  • Eeating Disorders (2, 3)
  • Facitious Disorders
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Multiple Personality Disorder (2)
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Night Terrors
  • Kleptomania (2)
  • A Pyromaniac
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychopaths
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (2)
  • Sex Addiction (2)
  • Schizophrenia (2)
  • Sociopaths (2)

Disabilities

  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Apathy 
  • Someone Blind (2)
  • Cancer (2, 3)
  • Disability
  • Dyslexia
  • Muteness (2, 3)
  • Stutter

Jobs/Hobbies/Beliefs

  • Actors
  • Ballet Dancer (2)
  • Christianity
  • Foreigners
  • Gamblers
  • Hinduism
  • Hitmen
  • Satanism
  • Smokers
  • Stoners
  • Taoism
  • Journalists
  • Vegetarians

Drugs

  • Alcohol Influence (2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Cocaine Influence
  • Ecstasy Influence (2)
  • Heroin Use
  • LSD Influence
  • Marijuana Influence (2, 3)
  • Opiate Use

Locations

  • Australia
  • Boston
  • California (2, 3)
  • England/Britain (2, 3, 4, 5)
  • New York
  • Prison
  • London
  • The South (2)

Genders

  • Females (2)
  • Males (2)
  • Transgenders

Supernatural

  • Vampires
  • Witches (2)
  • Werewolves

Other

  • Amnesia
  • Children
  • A Death Scene
  • Loosing Someone (2)
  • Old Persons
  • Physical Injuries (2, 3)
  • Sexual Abuse (2)
  • Fight Scenes (2, 3, 4)
  • Horror
  • Torture

→ CREATING CHARACTERS

Biography Writing

  • Components of Your Biographies
  • Character sheet (2, 3)
  • Need Help With Character Creation?
  • How to: Draw Inspiration for Characters From Music
  • How to: Write a Biography (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
  • How to: Write a Fully Developed Character
  • How to: Create a Cast of Characters (2)
  • Writing an Original Character (2, 3)
  • Creating Believable Characters (2, 3)
  • Bio Formats (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  • Little Things You Can Add To Your Bios
  • Connections (2)
  • Titles
  • Bio Twists

Names

  • Female Names (2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Male Names (2, 3, 4, 5) 
  • Last Names  (2, 3, 4)

Personalities

  • Jung’s 16 Personality Types
  • Underused Character Personalities
  • Birth-Order: Personality Traits
  • The Difference Between Personality and Behavior
  • How to: Show a Characters Personality In a Paragraph
  • 16 Character Traits
  • Underused Personalities

Personality Traits

  • Positive (2)
  • Negative (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  • Both (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Habits

  • Addictions and Bad Habits
  • Bad Habits
  • Character Habits
  • Character Quirks
  • Phobias (2)

Secrets

  • 300 Possible Secrets to Give Your Characters
  • I Bet You Didn’t Know..
  • Character Plots And Secrets (2)
  • Celebrity Secrets
  • Secret Masterlist

Quotes

  • Song Lyrics Masterlist
  • Songs for Biographies
  • Favorite Quotes: TV and Movies
  • Favorite Quotes: Notable Authors
  • Favorite Quotes: Celebrities
  • Favorite Quotes: Popular Books (2)
  • Quotes From Songs
  • Character Quotes
  • Masterlist of Bio Lyrics
  • Masterlist of Bio Quotes
  • Masterlist of Song Lyrics
  • Biography Lyrics
  • A Masterlist of Quotes
  • +130 Quotes
  • The Quotation Garden

Mary Sue’s

  • A Mary Sue In The Inbox
  • Your Character Is A Sue, Not Just A Mary Or Gary
  • Not Writing A Mary Sue

→ WHILE ROLEPLAYING

Para Titles

  • 100 Paragraph Titles
  • Para Titles – Song Title Edition (2,3)
  • A Whole Ton of Para Titles
  • 350+ Song Titles
  • Para Titles For You (2)

Starters

  • How to: Create an interesting starter
  • How to: Make an Interesting Starter
  • Gif Conversations: A Guide
  • A Brief Guide to Starters
  • Interesting Gif Convesation Starters
  • Starters Masterlist
  • Gif Starter Posts
  • 46 Interesting Gif Chat Starters
  • Ideas for Gif Chat Starters
  • Starters

Careers/Jobs

  • Masterlist: Jobs
  • Possible Careers for Characters
  • Artistic Occupations
  • Martha’s Vineyard Job Masterlist
  • Interesting Jobs

Locations/Settings/Activities

  • Para Ideas
  • Masterlist: Para Ideas
  • Top 50 Places for Starters
  • Writing Topics: Para Ideas
  • 101 Date Ideas
  • 68 Date Ideas
  • 22 Date Ideas
  • Popular Places to Eat

Character Developement

  • Character Development Questionaire
  • Character Surveys
  • C.D. Questionaire
  • 30 Day Character Development Meme
  • Character Development Questions (2)
  • 100 Pt. Questionaire
  • IC and OOC Surveys
  • Online Test for Character Building
  • 30 Days of Character Development
  • How to: Develop Characters
  • Get To Know Your Characters

→ ROMANCE

Romance (in general)

  • The Little Ways a Ship Gets Build
  • Roleplaying Relationships
  • 8 Ways to Say I Love You
  • How to: Make a Set Ship RP Work
  • How to: Write a Romantic Scene
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Writing Relationships
  • Putting a Label on It
  • Synonyms for Love
  • Pregnancy (2, 3, 4, 5)

Smut

  • Smut Guide: Casual Sex
  • Smut Guide: For Beginners
  • How to: Write a First Time Sex Scene Romantically
  • How to: Smut – The Bare Bones
  • How to: Smut (For Virgins)
  • How to: Write Lesbian Smut
  • How to: Write Smut (2, 3)
  • How to: Write a Blowjob/Prepping for Smut
  • Smut Guides of Tumblr
  • Tips on Writing Sex Scenes
  • A Guide to Language in Smut
  • Domination and Submission
  • Making Love
  • A Smut Guide

Kisses

  • How to: Write a Kiss (2)
  • Different Types of Kisses
  • Writing Out the First Kiss

→ OTHER

Plot Writing

  • How to: Create the Best Plot for Your RP
  • How to: Create A Plot Outline in 8 Steps
  • How to: Write A Plot in 12 Steps
  • How to: Write A Quality Plot
  • How to: Spice Up Your Roleplay Plots
  • Components of Your Plot Page
  • Writing Up A Plot
  • Basics of Writing A Plot
  • Links for Plot Writing Help
  • Eight Unique Plot Ideas
  • Plot Twists
  • Situation Ideas (2, 3)
  • Guide to Plotting

Eras

  • Eras Masterlist
  • Everything You Need to Know Abut the 20’s
  • 20’s Slang
  • Primary Sources on Ancient Civilizations
  • How to: Play the Greek Goddess ‘Harmonia’
  • How to: Roleplay In the Victorian Era
  • Victorian Dialogue

Rebloging this because I will probably need it in the future!

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thetenthdoctorscompanion:

alreadylostinmyhead:

thecakebar:

Peanut Butter Cup Pie Pops Tutorial

HOLY TITS, BATMAN

ALLISON I DEMAND IT

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amandaonwriting:

Have you ever felt as if you just can’t write?

Have a look at this infographic filled with helpful tips to get you back on track.

Source for Image

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lupusdraconis:

Websites for when you want to:

mocca-latte-in-my-veins:

nightvaliants:

Just a nice little thing to have on hand.

Common Writing Mistakes

Benjamin Dreyer is the VP Executive Managing Editor & Copy Chief of Random House Publishing Group. Below is his list of the common stumbling blocks for authors, from A to X. 

  • One buys antiques in an antiques store from an antiques dealer; an antique store is a very old store.
  • He stayed awhile; he stayed for a while.
  • Besides is other than; beside is next to.
  • The singular of biceps is biceps; the singular of triceps is triceps. There’s no such thing as a bicep; there’s no such thing as a tricep.
  • blond man, a blond woman; he’s a blond, she’s a blonde.
  • capital is a city (or a letter, or part of a column); a capitol is a building.
  • Something centres on something else, not around it.
  • If you’re talking about a thrilling plot point, the word is climactic; if you’re discussing the weather, the word is climatic.
  • cornet is an instrument; a coronet is a crown.
  • One emigrates from a place; one immigrates to a place.
  • The word is enmity, not emnity.
  • One goes to work every day, or nearly, but eating lunch is an everyday occurrence.
  • flair is a talent; a flare is an emergency signal.
  • flier is someone who flies planes; a flyer is a piece of paper.
  • Flower bed, not flowerbed.
  • Free rein, not free reign.
  • To garner is to accumulate, as a waiter garners tips; to garnish (in the non-parsley meaning) is to take away, as the government garnishes one’s wages; a garnishee is a person served with a garnishment; to garnishee is also to serve with a garnishment (that is, it’s a synonym for “to garnish”).
  • gel is a jelly; it’s also a transparent sheet used in stage lighting. When Jell-O sets, or when one’s master plan takes final form, it either jells or gels (though I think the former is preferable).
  • Bears are grizzly; crimes are grisly. Cheap meat, of course, is gristly.
  • Coats go on hangers; planes go in hangars.
  • One’s sweetheart is “hon,” not “hun,” unless one’s sweetheart is Attila (not, by the way, Atilla) or perhaps Winnie-the-Pooh (note hyphens).
  • One insures cars; one ensures success; one assures people.
  • Lawn mower, not lawnmower.
  • The past tense of lead is led, not lead.
  • One loathes someone else but is loath to admit one’s distaste.
  • If you’re leeching, you’re either bleeding a patient with a leech or otherwise sucking someone’s or something’s lifeblood. If you’re leaching, you’re removing one substance from another by means of a percolating liquid (I have virtually no idea what that means; I trust that you do).
  • You wear a mantle; your fireplace has a mantel.
  • Masseurs are men; masseuses are women. Many otherwise extremely well educated people don’t seem to know this; I have no idea why. (These days they’re all called massage therapists anyway.)
  • The short version of microphone is still, so far as RH is concerned, mike. Not, ick, “mic.” [2009 update: I seem to be losing this battle. Badly. 2010 update: I’ve lost. Follow the author’s lead.]
  • There’s no such word as moreso.
  • Mucus is a noun; mucous is an adjective.
  • Nerve-racking, not -wracking; racked with guilt, not wracked with guilt.
  • One buys a newspaper at a newsstand, not a newstand.
  • An ordinance is a law; ordnance is ammo.
  • Palette has to do with colour; palate has to do with taste; a pallet is, among other things, something you sleep on. Eugene Pallette was a character actor; he’s particularly good in the 1943 film Heaven Can Wait.
  • Noun wise, a premier is a diplomat; a premiere is something one attends. “Premier” is also, of course, an adjective denoting quality.
  • That which the English call paraffin (as in “paraffin stove”), we Americans call kerosene. Copy editors should keep an eye open for this in mss. by British authors and query it. The term paraffin should generally be reserved for the waxy, oily stuff we associate with candles.
  • Prophecy is a noun; prophesy is a verb.
  • Per Web 11, it’s restroom.
  • The Sibyl is a seeress; Sybil is Basil Fawlty’s wife.
  • Please don’t mix somewhat and something into one murky modifier. A thing is somewhat rare, or it’s something of a rarity.
  • tick bites; a tic is a twitch.
  • Tortuous is twisty, circuitous, or tricky; torturous is painful, or painfully slow.
  • Transsexual, not transexual.
  • Troops are military; troupes are theatrical.
  • vice is depraved; a vise squeezes.
  • Vocal cords; strikes a chord.
  • A smart aleck is a wise guy; a mobster is a wiseguy.
  • X ray is a noun; X-ray is a verb or adjective.

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