Adjectival Compounds

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Examples (Hyphenated only when they precede nouns)

Credit-card debt

Debt-free year

Deep-seated hatred

Do-it-yourself projects

Full-fledged lawyer

Half-hour session

High-quality alkylate

Ill-fated lovers

Long-range missile

Low-carbohydrate diet

Middle-class families

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Over-the-counter medications

Quarter-mile run

Quick-witted student

Role-playing technique

Short-term plan

Small-state senators

Stone-faced criminal

Two-way analysis

Weak-minded people

Well-meaning friend