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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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Idioms for soft

    be soft on someone, Informal. to be amorously inclined toward a person; have an affection for: He's been soft on her for years.

Origin of soft

before 1000; Middle English softe yielding, gentle, mild, Old English sōfte agreeable; cognate with German sanft

SYNONYMS FOR soft

OTHER WORDS FROM soft

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Example sentences from the Web for softs

  • This world has more hards than softs for the average mortal and I never flattered myself on bein' above the average.

    Thankful's Inheritance|Joseph C. Lincoln

British Dictionary definitions for softs (1 of 2)

softs
/ (sɒfts) /

pl n

another name for soft commodities

British Dictionary definitions for softs (2 of 2)

Derived forms of soft

softly, adverb

Word Origin for soft

Old English sōfte; related to Old Saxon sāfti, Old High German semfti gentle
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Idioms and Phrases with softs

soft

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