-age

(Latin: suffix; quality of, act of, process, function, condition, or place; forms nouns that denote an action; a product of an action; a place, an abode)

acreage
amperage
anecdotage
1. Anecdotes considered as a group.
2. Anecdotes collectively; a collection of anecdotes.
appendage (s) (noun), appendages (pl)
1. A body part, or organ, that projects from the main part of the body; for example, an arm, a leg, a tail, a wing, or a fin; again, any of which is joined to the axis or trunk of a body.
2. That which is fastened to something else; such as, a small, or a secondary, attachment.
arbitrage (s) (noun), arbitrages (pl)
The simultaneous buying and selling of securities, currency, or commodities in different business markets: An arbitrage is used for trading derivative forms (customized contracts transacted outside of security exchanges) in one market for the immediate resale in another market in order to profit from unequal prices or the differences in prices of the two places.
assuage (verb), assuages; assuaged; assuaging
1. Attempting to make a situation less painful or severe; such as, an unpleasant feeling or pain: During the economic crisis, Ted tried to assuage the investor's fears with guarantees that his company was still doing well.
2. Etymology: essentially from Latin as, "to" (a variant of ad) before s + suavis, "sweet, agreeable".
To calm and pacify or to make less severe.

To ease or to satisfy one's passion.
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assuagement (s) (noun), assuagements (pl)
A condition or feeling that results when a feeling of relief from a disappointment or worry takes place.
assuager (s) (noun), assuagers (pl)
Something or someone who decreases, mitigates, or relieves pain, emotional situations, hunger, or some other unpleasant physical or mental condition.
beverage
1. Any potable (drinkable) liquid; especially, one other than water, as tea, coffee, beer, or milk: "The price of the meal includes a beverage."
2. Any one of various liquids for drinking, usually excluding water.
3. From Anglo-French beverage, from Old French bevre, "to drink" from Latin bibere, "to imbibe".
carnage (s) (noun), carnages (pl)
1. Widespread and indiscriminate slaughter or massacre; especially, of human beings.
2. The savage and excessive killing of many people.
3. Serious injury to a great many people; such as, in a major accident.
4. The slaughter of a great number of people; such as, in battle; butchery; massacre.
5. Etymology: from Old French carnage, from Old Italian carnaggio, "slaughter, murder"; from Medieval Latin carnaticum, "flesh, meat", from Latin carnem or carn-, "flesh".
courage
discourage
disparage (verb), disparages; disparaged; disparaging
1. To speak disapprovingly or contemptuously to someone or something: When Sara was given less pay as a secretary, she disparaged her boss as an idiot who didn't deserve to be a supervisor.
2. To talk about in a disrespectful way about anyone or anything; to belittle or "to put down": Sally's administrator was disparaging her as inefficient and unqualified and that she was lucky that he didn't fire her.
To lower in position with actions or words.
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To belittle or to slight and to reduce in esteem.
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dosage (s) (noun), dosages (pl)
1. The amount of a therapeutic medication, or other substance, that is administered in a prescribed and measured amount at any one time: "The dosage was clearly indicated on the label of the medicine bottle."
2. In wine making terminology, the addition of sugar to specific wines: "The wine taster determined a slight dosage of sugar would be appropriate to add to the wine before corking."
3. Etymology: from Middle French (about 1400-1600) dose, from Late Latin dosis which came from Greek dosis, "a portion prescribed"; literally, "a giving".

Used by Galen and other Greek physicians to mean "an amount of medicine", from Greek didonai, "to give".

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