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quench. –verb (used with object) 1. to slake, satisfy, or allay (thirst, desires, passion, etc.). 2. to put out or extinguish (fire, flames, etc.). 3. to cool suddenly by plunging into a liquid, as in tempering steel by immersion in water.

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  • –verb (used with object) 1. to slake, satisfy, or allay (thirst, desires, passion, etc.).
  • 2. to put out or extinguish (fire, flames, etc.).
  • 3. to cool suddenly by plunging into a liquid, as in tempering steel by immersion in water.
  • 4. to subdue or destroy; overcome; quell: to quench an uprising.
  • 5. Electronics . to terminate (the flow of electrons in a vacuum tube) by application of a voltage.
  • –verb (used without object) 1. to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly.
  • 2. to persist in speech, interrogation, argument, etc.; insist.
  • –verb (used with object) 3. to bolster, sustain, or uphold: unflagging faith that had persevered him.
  • –noun a person who mediates, esp. between parties at variance.
  • me·di·ate
  •    /v. ˈmidiˌeɪt; adj. ˈmidiɪt/ Show Spelled [v. mee-dee-eyt; adj. mee-dee-it] Show IPA verb, -at·ed, -at·ing, adjective
  • –verb (used with object) 1. to settle (disputes, strikes, etc.) as an intermediary between parties; reconcile.
  • 2. to bring about (an agreement, accord, truce, peace, etc.) as an intermediary between parties by compromise, reconciliation, removal of misunderstanding, etc.
  • 3. to effect (a result) or convey (a message, gift, etc.) by or as if by an intermediary.
  • –verb (used without object) 4. to act between parties to effect an agreement, compromise, reconciliation, etc.
  • 5. to occupy an intermediate place or position.
  • –adjective 6. acting through, dependent on, or involving an intermediate agency; not direct or immediate.
  • –adjective 1. frank; outspoken; open and sincere: a candid critic.
  • 2. free from reservation, disguise, or subterfuge; straightforward: a candid opinion.
  • 3. informal; unposed: a candid photo.
  • 4. honest; impartial: a candid mind.
  • 5. Archaic . white.
  • 6. Archaic . clear; pure.
  • –noun 7. an unposed photograph.
  • –adjective 1. wise or judicious in practical affairs; sagacious; discreet or circumspect; sober.
  • 2. careful in providing for the future; provident: a prudent decision.
  • Adj. greed for riches
  • –noun 1. state or quality of being vigilant; watchfulness: Vigilance is required in the event of treachery.
  • 2. Pathology . insomnia.
  • — vb1. to spend wastefully or extravagantly; dissipate
  • [ of unknown origin]
  • –adjective 1. having or characterized by financial success or good fortune; flourishing; successful: a prosperous business.
  • 2. well-to-do or well-off: a prosperous family.
  • 3. favorable or propitious.
  • –verb (used with object) 1. to require or constrain, as by law, command, conscience, or force of necessity.
  • 2. to bind morally or legally, as by a promise or contract.
  • 3. to place under a debt of gratitude for some benefit, favor, or service: I'm much obliged for the ride.
  • 4. to put (one) in a debt of gratitude, as by a favor or accommodation: Mr. Weems will oblige us with a song.
  • 5. to make (an action, policy, etc.) necessary or obligatory: Your carelessness obliges firmness on my part.
  • –verb (used without object) 6. to be kindly accommodating: I'll do anything within reason to oblige.
  • –verb (used with object) 1. to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige; to accommodate a friend.
  • 2. to provide suitably; supply (usually fol. by with ): to accommodate a friend with money.
  • 3. to lend money to: Can you accommodate him?
  • 4. to provide with a room and sometimes with food.
  • 5. to furnish with accommodations.
  • 6. to have or make room for: Will this elevator accommodate 10 people?
  • 7. to make suitable or consistent; adapt: to accommodate oneself to circumstances.
  • 8. to bring into harmony; adjust; reconcile: to accommodate differences.
  • –verb (used without object) 9. to become adjusted or adapted.
  • 10. to become reconciled; agree.
  • –adjective 1. distributed or occurring at widely spaced and usually irregular intervals: scattered villages; scattered showers.
  • 2. dispersed; disorganized: scattered forces.
  • 3. distracted or disorganized: scattered thoughts.
  • 4. Meteorology . (of clouds) covering up to one-half of the sky.