sparge

Pronounced: spahrj, verb/noun

Notes: I may have heard this word, but I don’t have a recollection of it


Yesterday’s word

The word appetence means “a strong desire or inclination”

First usage

This word came into English in the early 1600s

Background / Comments

Our word is a good one to know; there is an old word “lust” that meant something similar – however, the modern meaning has changed, so our word is a good one to mean this one. Our word comes from the French word appétence (desire), which comes from the Latin word appetentia, which comes from appetere (to seek after), which is made of ad- (to) and petere (to seek).

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Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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