Word of the Day – Assuage

By May 10, 2017Word of the Day

Assuage (verb)

ass-wage

Soothe, make an unpleasant feeling less intense. Satisfy a desire for.

Middle English: from Old French assouagier.

Example sentences

“Hopefully receiving the letter will assuage her fears.”

“It was an opportunity for him to assuage his desire for knowledge.”

Word of the Day – Prevaricate

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Prevaricate (verb)

pre-var-i-kayt

Speak or act in an evasive way.

Mid 16th century (earlier ( Middle English) as prevarication and prevaricator), in the sense ‘go astray, transgress’: from Latin praevaricat- ‘walked crookedly, deviated’, from the verb praevaricari, from prae ‘before’ + varicari ‘straddle’.

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