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Dec 10, 2015
This week’s theme
Where’s the rest of my word?

This week’s words
jaculate
cognize
plaint
suage
gratulate

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suage

PRONUNCIATION:
(swaz)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To assuage: to make something unpleasant less severe.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin suavis (sweet). Ultimately from the Indo-European root swad- (sweet, pleasant), which also gave us sweet, suave, hedonism, persuade, and Hindi swad (taste). Earliest documented use: 1400.

USAGE:
“London Mayor Boris Johnson, who addressed the 2009 dinner, told the financiers: ‘If you have a sense of guilt and obligation and you want to suage the guilt, give.’”
Louise Armitstead; Arki Reveals Killer Instinct for Annual Ball; The Daily Telegraph (London, UK); May 12, 2010.

See more usage examples of suage in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Fame is a bee. / It has a song / It has a sting / Ah, too, it has a wing. -Emily Dickinson, poet (10 Dec 1830-1886)

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