Should they be marked as synonyms?

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word-difference: you ask for the difference between words

word-choice: you ask which word you should use in a specific context

The emphasis can be very different. With "word-choice" you can ask opinion about if the word is uzinda or is useable in a specific context. "word-difference" is much more about the meaning, and not the usability and uzindability.

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    Thank you! "Uzindability" just made my day :-)
    – La Vo-o
    Commented Nov 26, 2016 at 15:27

No, since they aren't synonyms. is for questions asking about the difference between two words; is for questions about which word should be used, given a list of words.

Clearly, since Stack Exchange sites expect well-scoped questions, I would generally expect questions to make clear in which context the OP is asking; questions should not be about the difference between two words in general, since that would probably make the question too broad and less or no helpful to future users (which is the target of any Stack Exchange site, together the user who asked the question).
In the same way, question should not ask for choosing a word from the full dictionary; the OP should make clear which words they think could be used.

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