[ ih-soo r-ee-uh nt ]
/ ɪˈsʊər i ənt /
DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?
"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Origin of esurient
1665–75; < Latin ēsurient- (stem of ēsuriēns, present participle of ēsurīre) hungering, equivalent to ēsur- hunger + -ent- -ent
OTHER WORDS FROM esuriente·su·ri·ence, e·su·ri·en·cy, noune·su·ri·ent·ly, adverbnon·e·su·ri·ent, adjectivenon·e·su·ri·ent·ly, adverb
Words nearby esurient
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British Dictionary definitions for esurience
/ (ɪˈsjʊərɪənt) /
Derived forms of esurientesurience or esuriency, nounesuriently, adverb
Word Origin for esurient
C17: from Latin ēsurīre to be hungry, from edere to eat
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