victoriousvocabulary
victoriousvocabulary:

ODALISQUE
[noun]
1. a female slave or concubine in a harem, especially in that of the sultan of Turkey.
2. any of a number of representations of such a woman or of a similar subject, as by Ingres or Matisse.
3. an exotic, sexually attractive woman.
Etymology: French, alteration of earlier odalisque, from the Turkish odalık, meaning “chambermaid”, from oda, “chamber” or “room”. It can also be transliterated odahlic, odalisk, and odaliq.
[Adrian Borda - Odalisque]

victoriousvocabulary:

ODALISQUE

[noun]

1. a female slave or concubine in a harem, especially in that of the sultan of Turkey.

2. any of a number of representations of such a woman or of a similar subject, as by Ingres or Matisse.

3. an exotic, sexually attractive woman.

Etymology: French, alteration of earlier odalisque, from the Turkish odalık, meaning “chambermaid”, from oda, “chamber” or “room”. It can also be transliterated odahlic, odalisk, and odaliq.

[Adrian Borda - Odalisque]

thiscrookedcrown

victoriousvocabulary:

REMINISCENCE

[noun]

1. the act or process of recalling past experiences, events, etc.

2. a mental impression retained and revived.

3. Often, reminiscences: a recollection narrated or told.

4. something that recalls or suggests something else.

5. Platonic philosophy: anamnesis.

Etymology: Middle French < Late Latin reminiscentia < Latin reminiscent- (stem of reminiscēns), “remembering”.

[Pat Perry]

victoriousvocabulary
victoriousvocabulary:

SUPPRESS
[verb]
1. to put an end to the activities of (a person, body of persons, etc.; to prohibit; ban; restrain.
2. to do away with by or as by authority; abolish; stop (a practice, custom, etc.).
3. to keep in or repress (a feeling, smile, groan, etc.).
4. to withhold from disclosure or publication (truth, evidence, a book, names, etc.).
5. to stop or arrest (a flow, haemorrhage, cough, etc.).
Etymology: from Latin suppressus, “held down”, from supprimere, “to restrain”, from sub- “down” + premere, “to press”.
[Erin McGuire - The Handmaid’s Tale]

victoriousvocabulary:

SUPPRESS

[verb]

1. to put an end to the activities of (a person, body of persons, etc.; to prohibit; ban; restrain.

2. to do away with by or as by authority; abolish; stop (a practice, custom, etc.).

3. to keep in or repress (a feeling, smile, groan, etc.).

4. to withhold from disclosure or publication (truth, evidence, a book, names, etc.).

5. to stop or arrest (a flow, haemorrhage, cough, etc.).

Etymology: from Latin suppressus, “held down”, from supprimere, “to restrain”, from sub- “down” + premere, “to press”.

[Erin McGuire - The Handmaid’s Tale]