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Sate, "To satisfy; fill up" is the usual term. In etymology, quench and sate are somewhat parallel: quench derives via an Old English word from a Proto-Germanic word, while sate derives via a Middle English word from an Old English word from a West Germanic word. Note, sate came into use half-a-century before satiate, the latter directly from Latin ...
A city, viewed as a governmental and political entity, is called a municipality (see Merriam-Webster), with corresponding adjective municipal and adverb municipally. For example, we often speak of "municipal elections". However, I must say that the sentence "elections are held municipally every two years" does not sound anywhere near as good to me as the ...
Falsehood, or simply a lie.
End Like "two ends of a stick"?
To paraphrase Maslow's Law... Got a hammer, now everything looks like a nail! The "standard" version is usually given as If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail, but in practice people often use it in contexts where said hammer has only recently been acquired.
Man-eater and vamp are a little bit "slangy" compared to seductress - a woman who seduces someone, esp. one who entices a man into sexual activity Per Neil's comment to the question itself, bitch isn't really relevant to the meanings involved here. Per comments/discussion below, it's probably impossible to come up with a "feminine version of ...
Serpentine is the snake equivalent of bovine. of or resembling a serpent (as in form or movement) Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serpentine Serpent - synonym of snake Wikipedia : Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes ... All modern snakes are grouped within the suborder Serpentes in ...
Cool. The cool of autumn juxtaposed against the warmth of spring.
There is "mistress". 7. A woman other than his wife with whom a man has a long-lasting sexual relationship. [OED] Also "kept woman".
We would probably say springlike or vernal (more technical) to refer to spring. For autumn (fall) we would say autumnal or fall-like.
You could say someone who does this is like a kid with a new toy. It often just means someone is particularly pleased, but sometimes includes the connotation of overuse.
In Ancient Greek, where both the rhetorical and geometrical terms were invented, they are the same words, employed in different figurative senses: A ‘parabole’ is a ‘casting/setting side by side’—using Latin-derived morphs an ‘apposition’ or ‘adjacency’. In rhetoric, it is a comparison, which sets two terms side-by-side; later it denotes a fiction which is ...
I think you may be looking for protege: protege — a person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege's career
I don't think there is a single transitive verb for "give drink to [someone]". If that someone is an animal, you could use water, as in to feed and water a horse: I didn't go anywhere the next day except up to Grandpa's to feed and water the horse and mule and Granny's chickens. However, it's unlikely you would use this for a person; the phrase fed ...
Man-eater is one term sometimes used.
One word is mercantile: Related to trade [ODO]
I think you may be looking for gastronomy the art or science of good eating
There's the archaic word coolth: (archaic) The state of being cool, temperature-wise; coolness. [eg] The water pushed large blocks of tepid air about around his chair, giving the faint illusion of freshness and coolth. – Lawrence Durrell, Constance, 1982 Edit 2: In many uses coolth corresponds better to warmth than does cool. Architects' use of ...
The term I would use is "religious intolerance." To describe the basis for events like the Inquisition in Spain.
A great thing about English is its rich lexicon. These are the seasonal adjectives that come to mind: hiemal/hibernal vernal estival autumnal Incidentally, two of the above also have verb forms: hibernate and estivate.
There might have been a word to match the definition, once upon a time. The English took the word gigolo from the French in the 1920s. But the word was rather recent in the French language at the time. It had appeared in French, together with its feminine equivalent gigolette, in the middle of the 19th century. What’s interesting is that there are two ...
I believe it would be "kept woman". Take a look at the definition at Cambridge Dictionary Online: someone who does not work but is instead given money and a place to live by the person she or he is having a sexual relationship with It seems to be the closest parallel for a female gigolo. Mistress, on the other hand, does not necessarily receives ...
You might consider overzealous adopter. To adopt is to take up and practice or use. An adopter is one who adopts. To be zealous is to have an enthusiastic commitment to. Add "over" and the sense is that the commitment is extreme or beyond what is called for.
Some businesses provide less experienced staff with mentors. I have heard the mentors refer to their "mentees". Wikipedia says this is a recent term.
Lady is the term, although the term gentlewoman exists.
In terms of anatomical locations, front (anterior) and rear (posterior) are on the anteroposterior axis. So you could say "Which end of the Anteroposterior axis?" This is obviously ludicrous, but might be OK if your customer was an MD or biologist.
I'd go with satisfy.
Trade is also an adjective; ( from TFD) of or relating to trade or commerce. (Commerce) intended for or available only to people in industry or business: trade prices.
Is there a -times word for rarely? Geoffery Chaucer certainly thought so when in The Clerk’s Tale he whilom wrote: To that I nevere erst thoughte, streyne me. I me rejoysed of my liberte, That seelde tyme is founde in mariage. Ther I was free, I moot been in servage. As you see, old Chaucer wasn’t much of a speller. 😼 We would ...
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