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1707, from M.L. ossous, from L. osseus ”bony,” from os (gen. ossis) “bone
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Meaning: In a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
Here is a story that has lain dormant for seven hundred years.
When camel, which is going through desert, finds a lake. What will it do? Just drink the water, which takes its thirst away.
Slake: to drink so that you no longer feel thirsty; to satisfy your desire.
E.g.: Greedy Shylock is never slaked of with money.
Syn:quench, satisfy, sate, satiate, assuage, gulp, imbibe, indulge, inhale, irrigate, slosh, swig, swill
Ant: abjure, abnegate, avoid, cease, constrain, curb, decline, deny oneself, do without, eschew, evade, fast, forbear, forgo
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A complement, on the other hand, is something that perfects or makes up a whole.
You won’t go wrong if you remember that a complement makes something complete.
C+Left ….. If a new born child left something with lips during the birth. So he has cleft at his lips.
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A split or indentation between two parts, as of the chin.
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>> Then they came to a narrow cleft about twenty inches wide.