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Being Alone, Beautiful, and Cats: The 10O Most Beautiful Words in Ailurophile: A cat-lover emblage: A gathering. Becoming: Attr Beleaguer: To exhaust with attacks Brood: To think alone ng Bungalow: A small, cozy cottage Chatoyant: Like a cat's eye ely: Attractive Conflate: To blend together Cynosure: A focal point of admiration. Dalliance: A brief love affair Demesne: Dominion, territory Demure: Shy and reserved Denouement: The resolution of a mystery Desuetude: Disuse. Desultory: Slow, sluggish. Diaphanous: Filmy Dissemble ive Dulcet: Sweet, sugary. Ebullience: Bubbling enthusiasm. Effervescent: Bubbly Efflorescence: Flowering, blooming. Elision: Dropping a sound or syllable in a word r: Eloquence: Beauty and persuasion in speech. Embrocation: Rubbing on a lotion. Emollient: A softener Ephemeral: Short-lived Epiphany: A sudden revelation. Erstwhile: At one time, for a time Ethereal: Gaseous, invisible but detectable Evanescent: Vanishing quickly, lasting a very short time Evocative: Suggestive Fetching:Pretty Felicity: Pleasantness Forbearance: Withholding response to provocation. Fugacious: Fleeting hifty, sneaky Gambol: To skip or leap about joyfully Glamour: Beauty. Gossamer: The finest piece of thread, a spider's silk n: Harbinger: Messenger with news of the future Imbrication: Overlapping and forming a regular pattern. Imbroglio: An altercation or complicated situation. Imbue: To infuse, instill. Incipient: Beginning, in an early stage Ineffable: Unutterable, inexpressible Ingénue: A naive young woman. Inglenook: A cozy nook by the hearth. Insouciance: Blithe nonchalance Inure: To become jaded Labyrinthine: Twisting and turning Lagniappe: A special kind of gift. Lagoon: A small gulf or inlet. Languor: Listlessness, inactivity Lassitude: Weariness, listlessness. Lilt: To move musically or lively Lissome: Slender and graceful. Lithe: Slender and flexible. ve Mellifluous: Sweet sounding. Moiety: One of two equal parts. Mondegreen: A slip of the ear Murmurous: Murmuring Nemesis:An unconquerable archenemy Offing: The sea between the horizon and the offshore Onomatopoeia: A word that sounds like its meaning Opulent: Lush, luxuriant. Palimpsest: A manuscript written over earlier ones Panacea: A solution for all problems Panoply: A complete set. Pastiche: An art work combining materials from various sources. Penumbra: A half-shadow Petrichor: The smell of earth after rain. Plethora:A large quantity. Propinquity: An inclination. Pyrrhic: Successful with heavy losses. Quintessential: Most essential Ratatouille: A spicy French stew. Ravel: To knit or unknit. Redolent: Fragrant. Riparian: By the bank of a stream. Ripple: A very small wave Scintilla: A spark or very small thing Sempiternal: Eternal Seraglio: Rich, luxurious oriental palace or harem. Serendipity: Finding something nice while looking for something else Summery: Light, delicate or warm and sunny Sumptuous: Lush, luxurious. Surreptitious: Secretive, sneaky Susquehanna: A river in Pennsylvania Susurrous: Whispering, hissing Talisman: A good luck charm. Tintinnabulation: Tinkling. Umbrella: Protection from sun or rain. Untoward: Unseemly, inappropriate. Vestigial: In trace amounts Wafture: Waving Wherewithal: The means. Woebegone: Sorrowful, downcast THE META PICTURE laughoutloud-club: Beautiful English Words
Being Alone, Beautiful, and Cats: The 10O Most Beautiful
 Words in
 Ailurophile: A cat-lover
 emblage: A gathering.
 Becoming: Attr
 Beleaguer: To exhaust with attacks
 Brood: To think alone
 ng
 Bungalow: A small, cozy cottage
 Chatoyant: Like a cat's eye
 ely: Attractive
 Conflate: To blend together
 Cynosure: A focal point of admiration.
 Dalliance: A brief love affair
 Demesne: Dominion, territory
 Demure: Shy and reserved
 Denouement: The resolution of a mystery
 Desuetude: Disuse.
 Desultory: Slow, sluggish.
 Diaphanous: Filmy
 Dissemble
 ive
 Dulcet: Sweet, sugary.
 Ebullience: Bubbling enthusiasm.
 Effervescent: Bubbly
 Efflorescence: Flowering, blooming.
 Elision: Dropping a sound or syllable in a word
 r:
 Eloquence: Beauty and persuasion in speech.
 Embrocation: Rubbing on a lotion.
 Emollient: A softener
 Ephemeral: Short-lived
 Epiphany: A sudden revelation.
 Erstwhile: At one time, for a time
 Ethereal: Gaseous, invisible but detectable
 Evanescent: Vanishing quickly, lasting a very short time
 Evocative: Suggestive
 Fetching:Pretty
 Felicity: Pleasantness
 Forbearance: Withholding response to provocation.
 Fugacious: Fleeting
 hifty, sneaky
 Gambol: To skip or leap about joyfully
 Glamour: Beauty.
 Gossamer: The finest piece of thread, a spider's silk
 n:
 Harbinger: Messenger with news of the future
 Imbrication: Overlapping and forming a regular pattern.
 Imbroglio: An altercation or complicated situation.
 Imbue: To infuse, instill.
 Incipient: Beginning, in an early stage
 Ineffable: Unutterable, inexpressible
 Ingénue: A naive young woman.
 Inglenook: A cozy nook by the hearth.
 Insouciance: Blithe nonchalance
 Inure: To become jaded
 Labyrinthine: Twisting and turning
 Lagniappe: A special kind of gift.
 Lagoon: A small gulf or inlet.
 Languor: Listlessness, inactivity
 Lassitude: Weariness, listlessness.
 Lilt: To move musically or lively
 Lissome: Slender and graceful.
 Lithe: Slender and flexible.
 ve
 Mellifluous: Sweet sounding.
 Moiety: One of two equal parts.
 Mondegreen: A slip of the ear
 Murmurous: Murmuring
 Nemesis:An unconquerable archenemy
 Offing: The sea between the horizon and the offshore
 Onomatopoeia: A word that sounds like its meaning
 Opulent: Lush, luxuriant.
 Palimpsest: A manuscript written over earlier ones
 Panacea: A solution for all problems
 Panoply: A complete set.
 Pastiche: An art work combining materials from various sources.
 Penumbra: A half-shadow
 Petrichor: The smell of earth after rain.
 Plethora:A large quantity.
 Propinquity: An inclination.
 Pyrrhic: Successful with heavy losses.
 Quintessential: Most essential
 Ratatouille: A spicy French stew.
 Ravel: To knit or unknit.
 Redolent: Fragrant.
 Riparian: By the bank of a stream.
 Ripple: A very small wave
 Scintilla: A spark or very small thing
 Sempiternal: Eternal
 Seraglio: Rich, luxurious oriental palace or harem.
 Serendipity: Finding something nice while looking for something else
 Summery: Light, delicate or warm and sunny
 Sumptuous: Lush, luxurious.
 Surreptitious: Secretive, sneaky
 Susquehanna: A river in Pennsylvania
 Susurrous: Whispering, hissing
 Talisman: A good luck charm.
 Tintinnabulation: Tinkling.
 Umbrella: Protection from sun or rain.
 Untoward: Unseemly, inappropriate.
 Vestigial: In trace amounts
 Wafture: Waving
 Wherewithal: The means.
 Woebegone: Sorrowful, downcast
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Bad, Definitely, and Google: //sample ansvers from various interviews 178//Question: Write code to find out if a nunber is odd. 179 //Candidate: Qk give me a minute sounds of typing 180 /Candidate: My ansver is voice changes noticeably from speaking-voice to reading-voice //Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100 182 //Me suspecting that the candi 183 I/Candidate: It means that ve find the percentage of i in 2 googled it*: ok, and can you explain to me what does that line mean? 2 Why are ve f 14 //I walked the candidate through this code carefully single"in the last two lines. This is a candidate who had 8 years total experience twice. There are no typos, not the " 1", and not the 186 //Me "with a nice voice but nalicious intent* : I understand that it is complicated. Have you ever used this tore //Candidate "with obvious reliet: No,never! This is my first tine using it 18 /Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100 100; rtil) 193 194 //Question: Find all the odd numbers between 0-100 //Candidate: I am sorry, I have forgotten the exact formala for finding odd numbers 23 //candidate said that finding only the odd numbers was too difficult, and this nethod will find ALL numbers, so 196 /Candidate: I understand, but I cannot recall the formala, so I cannot find these numbers 27 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100 200 /Question: Can you tell me about your professional history? //candidate: I try my absolute best to make ธure that my code does not have too many errors before I take it 29 30 the odd numbers between 0 and 205 /Question: Count down from 700 to 200 in decrements of coreot'hinunitt? completely the odd numbers between 0-100 211 I/Me: And if I fixed the syntax errors, will it work then? 213 214 //Me: And why is that2 //Candidate: It has logic errors, too you like //Candidate: I have been programming for 10 years. 5 years as a hobby, and 5 professionally. know PHP, Ruby JS (including both node, angular), MongoDB, Myso, PostgresoL, and more /Me: Nice. What have //candidate: In the 5 years where I worked professionally, I have worked in 4 companies as a webdex. I have multiples sites up, all done from scratch. Some I developed solo, and sone as part of a team. I do both front-end and back-end development. I am ready to tackle any challenge! /Me: ok. using your language of choice, can you find all the odd numbers between 0-1002 7 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betwveen 0-100 you used your skills for? 50 I/I asked the candidate what this code was supposed to do, and the candidate replied: "I do not want to ansver 1 //So I tried again. Same candidate, next question: Find the sun of all integers betveen 0-100 3 //Me:"Ok and if I wanted this done in Javascript? more than this." 222 //Candidate: tries for about 3 minutes 223 I/Candidate: I cannot do this. My skill in mathematics is not high enough 6 I/This was the most experienced candidate, with 19 years of professional experience. Nineteen, no typo. This 226 candidate was programming professionally before many of you were born. /This situation happened with two different candidates. Their responses were worded differently, but the was the same //Me: Ok, I want to ask you a couple of programming questions. Do you have a paper and pen or pencil with you? 0 //Question: Assuming you have two integers, x and y, with y bigger than x. Sum all the numbers from x to y 230 //Me: ok.Using your preferred programming language, find all the odd nunbers between 0 and 1002 Example: If x is 1, and y is 5, then sum 1+2+3+4+5 232 /Me: Yes. Write your code down, and when you are done, read it to me, and then ve can go through it 233 //Candidate: But that is impossible! How can I write code without using a computer? 4+i 237 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100. Note that this was a phone interview 67 //What is happening here? Your guess is as good as mine. Candidate had no idea what this code was supposed to do 239 IMe: I am trying to test your programming skills, not your Google-search skills 240 //Candidate: Baha, right! But İf 1 use Google, how will you know? 241 /Me: I wil1 ask you similar questions in the face-to-face interview 1 //Question: Count down from 700 to 200 in decrements of 13 246 //One of the worst interviews that I had, that made me feel genuinely bad, was this one.I tried to capture the mood of how it went, as I did not get to see any code Some of the actions I describe are what I assume happened on the other end of the phone, based on the sounds that I heard //Me: Greetings! Thanks for letting me interview you. Are you ready and prepared? 247 249 //Me: Alright! Let us start. *İntroductions and a bit of relaxing amantalk, candidate is very cool. Qk, so your resume lists about 5 different programming languages.Are you good in all of them /candidate: I am good in Javaacript and PHP, and ak in Java 81 //Out of curiosity, I asked: "Why is the answer a double?" 82 //Candidate "Because it needs to store the value taken from _two variables. so which is your f 252 //Candidate: Definitely avascript! I did a lot of work in Javascript! 253 /Me: That is good. Can I ask you a question or two in Tavascript 6 //Make a standard deck of cards. Shuftle the deck, and draw two cards at random. Display the two cards Are you 256 //candidate: Yes, yes. I am on the line! ask you a questi can try my best to ansver gentle gloves, ve are not trying to break the candidate Qk. so you know what odd are, right? for (let count Yes Yes,I know odd number 261 /Me: ok. so ny question is this. Using your favourite language, Javascript, can you find all the odd numbers 8 //This was slowly and painstak used for the second part which only had two cards, while no loop was used for the cards... but I decided against the odd numbers ok. Why don't you t then read fter you are //Candidate 'excited and breathless: YES! Yes,yes! scribbling/scratching for about two minutes, then some furious scribbling for a minute, then the fast breathing, but no seribbling sounds 1 1/9uestion: Find all the odd numbers betuween 03 05 assuming x and lieve the candidate put the phone down, and started writing. I could hear some gentl y, someone crossing out many lines on a paper. 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Bad, Definitely, and Google: //sample ansvers from various interviews
 178//Question: Write code to find out if a nunber is odd.
 179 //Candidate: Qk give me a minute sounds of typing
 180 /Candidate: My ansver is voice changes noticeably from speaking-voice to reading-voice
 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100
 182 //Me suspecting that the candi
 183 I/Candidate: It means that ve find the percentage of i in 2
 googled it*: ok, and can you explain to me what does that line mean?
 2 Why are ve f
 14
 //I walked the candidate through this code carefully
 single"in the last two lines. This is a candidate who had 8 years total experience
 twice. There are no typos, not the " 1", and not the
 186 //Me "with a nice voice but nalicious intent* : I understand that it is complicated. Have you ever used this
 tore
 //Candidate "with obvious reliet: No,never! This is my first tine using it
 18 /Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100
 100;
 rtil)
 193
 194
 //Question: Find all the odd numbers between 0-100
 //Candidate: I am sorry, I have forgotten the exact formala for finding odd numbers
 23 //candidate said that finding only the odd numbers was too difficult, and this nethod will find ALL numbers, so
 196 /Candidate: I understand, but I cannot recall the formala, so I cannot find these numbers
 27
 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100
 200 /Question: Can you tell me about your professional history?
 //candidate: I try my absolute best to make ธure that my code does not have too many errors before I take it
 29
 30
 the odd numbers between 0 and
 205 /Question: Count down from 700 to 200 in decrements of
 coreot'hinunitt?
 completely
 the odd numbers between 0-100
 211 I/Me: And if I fixed the syntax errors, will it work then?
 213
 214
 //Me: And why is that2
 //Candidate: It has logic errors, too
 you like
 //Candidate: I have been programming for 10 years. 5 years as a hobby, and 5 professionally. know PHP, Ruby
 JS (including both node, angular), MongoDB, Myso, PostgresoL, and more
 /Me: Nice. What have
 //candidate: In the 5 years where I worked professionally, I have worked in 4 companies as a webdex. I have
 multiples sites up, all done from scratch. Some I developed solo, and sone as part of a team. I do both
 front-end and back-end development. I am ready to tackle any challenge!
 /Me: ok. using your language of choice, can you find all the odd numbers between 0-1002
 7 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betwveen
 0-100
 you used your skills for?
 50 I/I asked the candidate what this code was supposed to do, and the candidate replied: "I do not want to ansver
 1 //So I tried again. Same candidate, next question: Find the sun of all integers betveen 0-100
 3 //Me:"Ok and if I wanted this done in Javascript?
 more than this."
 222 //Candidate: tries for about 3 minutes
 223 I/Candidate: I cannot do this. My skill in mathematics is not high enough
 6 I/This was the most experienced candidate, with 19 years of professional experience. Nineteen, no typo. This
 226
 candidate was programming professionally before many of you were born.
 /This situation happened with two different candidates. Their responses were worded differently, but the
 was the same
 //Me: Ok, I want to ask you a couple of programming questions. Do you have a paper and pen or pencil with you?
 0 //Question: Assuming you have two integers, x and y, with y bigger than x. Sum all the numbers from x to y
 230 //Me: ok.Using your preferred programming language, find all the odd nunbers between 0 and 1002
 Example: If x is 1, and y is 5, then sum 1+2+3+4+5
 232 /Me: Yes. Write your code down, and when you are done, read it to me, and then ve can go through it
 233 //Candidate: But that is impossible! How can I write code without using a computer?
 4+i
 237
 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100. Note that this was a phone interview
 67
 //What is happening here? Your guess is as good as mine. Candidate had no idea what this code was supposed to do
 239 IMe: I am trying to test your programming skills, not your Google-search skills
 240 //Candidate: Baha, right! But İf 1 use Google, how will you know?
 241 /Me: I wil1 ask you similar questions in the face-to-face interview
 1 //Question: Count down from 700 to 200 in decrements of 13
 246
 //One of the worst interviews that I had, that made me feel genuinely bad, was this one.I tried to capture the
 mood of how it went, as I did not get to see any code Some of the actions I describe are what I assume
 happened on the other end of the phone, based on the sounds that I heard
 //Me: Greetings! Thanks for letting me interview you. Are you ready and prepared?
 247
 249
 //Me: Alright! Let us start. *İntroductions and a bit of relaxing amantalk, candidate is very cool. Qk, so
 your resume lists about 5 different programming languages.Are you good in all of them
 /candidate: I am good in Javaacript and PHP, and ak in Java
 81 //Out of curiosity, I asked: "Why is the answer a double?"
 82 //Candidate "Because it needs to store the value taken from _two variables.
 so which is your f
 252 //Candidate: Definitely avascript! I did a lot of work in Javascript!
 253 /Me: That is good. Can I ask you a question or two in Tavascript
 6 //Make a standard deck of cards. Shuftle the deck, and draw two cards at random. Display the two cards
 Are you
 256 //candidate: Yes, yes. I am on the line!
 ask you a questi
 can try my best to ansver
 gentle gloves, ve are not trying to break the candidate
 Qk. so you know what odd
 are, right?
 for (let count
 Yes Yes,I know odd number
 261 /Me: ok. so ny question is this. Using your favourite language, Javascript, can you find all the odd numbers
 8 //This was slowly and painstak
 used for the second part which only had two cards, while no loop was used for the
 cards... but I decided against
 the odd numbers
 ok. Why don't you t
 then read
 fter
 you are
 //Candidate 'excited and breathless: YES! Yes,yes!
 scribbling/scratching for about two minutes, then some furious scribbling for a minute, then the
 fast breathing, but no seribbling sounds
 1 1/9uestion: Find all the odd numbers betuween
 03
 05
 assuming
 x
 and
 lieve the candidate put the phone down, and started writing. I could hear some gentl
 y,
 someone crossing out
 many lines
 on a paper. Then came a minute
 /Candidate "voice completely broken
 //Me "making a fatal error of judgement by asking: Is everything ak
 the odd numbers...uhh
 think..L
 the odd... the odd nunbers
 alm, polite email, much later that
 this time I regret that I must decline the
 perplexing, let me
 Candidate takes the last
 once to make
 not, then you add
 you add
 odd, then you add 2
 Disregarding the sundry minor errors in the code, the logic behind
 functional, but
 ribly inefficient
 two cards at random. Display the two cards
 27 var arr-i,2,3, 4,5, 6,7,,9,10,.0K'
 ar arrl
 ar two-
 36
 t (pos
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 50
 51
 52
 ition] push (arrti
 for (wamath
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 72 //Behold this masterpiece! Read it slow and savour every 1ine, for beauties like this come once
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SWE interview in Saudi Arabia

SWE interview in Saudi Arabia