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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 ...


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Falsehood, or simply a lie.


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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.


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Cool. The cool of autumn juxtaposed against the warmth of spring.


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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 ...


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We would probably say springlike or vernal (more technical) to refer to spring. For autumn (fall) we would say autumnal or fall-like.


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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.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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


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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 ...


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I think you may be looking for gastronomy the art or science of good eating


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The term I would use is "religious intolerance." To describe the basis for events like the Inquisition in Spain.


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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.


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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.


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Some businesses provide less experienced staff with mentors. I have heard the mentors refer to their "mentees". Wikipedia says this is a recent term.


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I'd go with satisfy.          


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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.


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Lady is the term, although the term gentlewoman exists.


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A few options: lies fiction fantasy falsehood fabrication nonsense deception untruth (though you couldn't say, "I stand for the untruth") He speaks lies! This deception affects everyone


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Chill can be used for this. The chill of winter.


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The words orient and occident are two of the set of six French words orient, occident, zénith, nadir, septentrion, midi, which form the set you were looking for. The word septentrion (north) is obsolete in English, and I can find no evidence that midi (formerly spelled midy) was ever an English word at all. In Old French, the word méridien was used ...


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There is no distinction: less is to fewer as more is to more. more water; less water more dogs; less/fewer dogs 10 items or more; 10 items or less/fewer one more bell to answer; one less bell to answer weighing 100 pounds more; weighing 100 pounds less 500 words or more; 500 words or less more than 10,000 miles; less than 10,000 miles


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Deception Falsity Lies Untruth Lie Of the above, I prefer 'falsity' personally.


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Interested is your feeling and interesting is the property of the thing that interests you. Curious refers to both the feeling of the person and the property of the thing, so your answer is: curious.


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The true response will depend on the context, I think. Truth as "fact" is best opposed by "falsehood" because these two words apply to whether or not statements correspond to reality. You might also make the argument the "fiction" is usually used in opposition in this same context. This one falsehood is important to all This one fiction is important ...


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Sectarian is probably the right word for the job. (though it usually refers to opposing forces within a group). Note that in some cases, people identify their ethnicity as the religion (jews for instance), in which case, "racism" and "religious bigotry" are nearly equivalent.



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