Act 3 Othello

Affinity NounDefinition: A natural liking for or attraction to a person, ideaSynonyms: partially, fondness, compatibility Antonym: dislike, aversion, disparity Etymology: Middle English (in the sense ‘relationship by marriage’): via Old French from Latin affinitas, from affinis’related’ (literally ‘bordering on’), from ad- ‘to’ + finis ‘border.’Sentence: My affinity for classical music is so strong I listen to it everyday. Citation-http://www.dictionary.com/browse/affinity
Surmise Surmise Verb Definition – to think or infer without certain or strong evidence; conjecture; guess.Synonyms – assumption, attempt, ideaAntonyms – certainty, fact, proof Etymology – late Middle English (in the senses ‘formal allegation’ and ‘allege formally’): from Anglo-Norman French and Old French surmise, feminine past participle of surmettre ‘accuse,’ from late Latin supermittere ‘put in afterward,’ from super- ‘over’ + mittere ‘send.’Sentence – The lawyer surmised the fact that Billy killed his brother, Bobby, even though he didn’t actually see Billy kill his brother from the evidence suggesting that Billy owned the gun.Citation – http://www.dictionary.com/browse/surmise
Insinuate Word : InsinuatePart of Speech : VerbDefinition : To suggest or hint slylySynonyms : hint, imply, indicate, suggestAntonyms : conceal, withhold, hideEtymology : 1520-30; < Latin insinuātus, past participle of insinuāre to work in, instill. Sentence : By asking where she was "really" from, he was trying to insinuate that she is not from this country because of how she looks, talks, or acts.Citation : http://www.dictionary.com/browse/insinuate
Languish Word: LanguishPart of Speech: VerbDefinition: to be or become weak or feeble; droop; fade.to lose vigor and vitality.Synonyms: decay, droop, emaciated, fade, fail, sag, sink, waste (away), wilt, wither Antonyms: convalesce, rally, rebound, recover, recuperate; gainEtymology: 1250-1300; Middle English < Middle French languiss-, long stem of languirSentence: After the tiring soccer game the young athlete languished on the couch and wanted to go to sleep immediately.Citations: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/languish and https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/languish
Castigate Word- Castigate Part of Speech- Verb Definition- 1. to criticize or reprimand severely.2. to punish in order to correct.Synonyms: Criticize, punish, penalize Antonyms: Approve, forgive, reward Etymology: 1600-10; < Latin castīgātus literally, driven to be faultless (past participleof castigāre to chasten), equivalent to cast(us) pure, chaste + -īg-,combining form of agere to drive, incite + -ātus -ate1Sentence- The teacher castigated the student when she gave the wrong answer, her criticism embarrassing the student in front of the whole class. Source: http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/castigatehttp://www.dictionary.com/browse/castigate?s=t
Ruminate Word: RuminatePart of Speech: VerbDefinition: to chew the cud, as a ruminant.to meditate or muse; ponder.Synonyms: think, reflect.Antonyms: ignore, discard, forget, neglect, disregardEtymology: 1525-35; < Latin rūminātus (past participle of rūminārī, rūmināre toruminate), equivalent to rūmin- (stem of rūmen rumen ) + -ātus -ateSentence: After teacher handed out the history research program, I kept ruminating about which country should I research for; I really thought about it back and forth for a long time, and finally I decided to research Japan because I liked it.Citations: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/ruminate?s=t

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