-olent, -ulent

(Latin: a suffix; full of, disposed to)

acidulent (adjective)
1. Having an acid quality; sour; acidulous.
2. To sour slightly.
benevolent (adjective), more benevolent, most benevolent
1. A reference to a desire to do good things for other people, of a kindly disposition, charitable, generous: An anonymous and benevolent donor provided funds to help the homeless people in Hugo's community.
2. Pertaining to an organized effort to do good things for people: Rene's sister volunteered to work with a benevolent organization that helps elderly people get the help that they need so they can stay in their homes if that is their desire.
A tendency to provide happiness for others.
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Descriptive of concern for the well-being of other people.
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Disposed to promote the prosperity and happiness of others.
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corpulent (adjective), more corpulent, most corpulent
1. Descriptive of someone who is very overweight and so it refers to someone who has a very large and plump body: A corpulent person usually has an obesity that can be dangerous to his or her well-being.

As a very corpulent person, Effie was just too heavy for the motorboat that her husband was trying to navigate on the lake.

2. A formal word that describes an overweight person: If anyone is trying to be respectful when describing a fat man, he or she might refer to him as a corpulent gentleman.
A woman who is significantly over weight is too much for the small boat.
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A man who is significantly over weight is too much for a small boat.
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diversivolent (adjective)
Desiring strife or differences.
esculent (adjective), more esculent, most esculent
Relating to something which is suitable to be used by people for food and so it is eatable: There are many esculent kinds of nutritious substances available for human consumption or drinking and ingesting.
A reference to something that is edible.
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esculent swallow (s) (noun), esculent swallows (pl)
1. The swallow that makes the edible bird's-nest.
2. The nest of a small swallow, or bird, of China and the neighboring countries which is mixed with soups.

The nests are found in caverns and fissures of cliffs on rocky coasts, and are composed in part of algae. They are of the size of a goose egg, and in substance resemble isinglass.

feculent (adjective)
1. Very dirty or foul; especially, polluted by excrement.
2. Foul with waste matter; of or relating to feces.
3. Full of dregs or fecal matter; foul, turbid, or muddy.
4. Filthy, scummy, muddy or foul; containing waste matter.
5. Etymology: from French feculent from Latin faeculentus, "abounding in dregs, full of excrement" from Latin faeces; plural of faex, "dregs, sediment".
flatulent (adjective), more flatulent, most flatulent
Affected with or characterized by gas, or excessive gas, in the the stomach or the intestinal tract.
flocculent (adjective)
1. Having a fluffy or woolly appearance.
2. Composed of or containing wooly masses.
3. A reference to a fluid or culture containing whitish shreds of mucus.
4. Flaky, waxy, and woollike, as the secretion covering some insects.
fraudulent (adjective)
1. Engaging in fraud; deceitful; not honest, true, or fair, and intended to deceive people.
2. Characterized by, constituting, or gained by fraud; such as, fraudulent business practices.
3. Etymology: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fraudulentus, from fraus, fraud, "deceit".
indolent (adjective), more indolent, most indolent
1. In medicine, referring to something which causes little or no pain; such as, a tumor: Many people have high blood pressure, which is an indolent disorder in the body which can be very dangerous just because it doesn’t hurt and is, at first, not noticeable.
2. Slow to heal, to grow, or to develop; for example, an ulcer; or a wound that heals very slowly: Sometimes cancer can be a very indolent condition which often causes it to be discovered quite late in its development and too late to cure.
3. Relating to being disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy: Little Timmy was an indolent child, being so sluggish and listless that his parents thought he was sick.
4. Characteristic of a person who dislikes work; lethargic; idle: Gregory was an indolent young man who loathed and shunned any kind of exertion or physical activity; as a result, he refused to go to a fitness studio to improve his physical situation.
Relating to the avoidance of work or being idlel.
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A reference to being habitually lazy

Pertaining to not being active and disliking any kind of work
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inesculent (adjective), more inesculent, most inesculent
A reference to being inedible or not for eating.
inopulent (adjective)
Not affluent, wealthy, nor rich.
insolent (adjective)
1. Showing an aggressive lack of respect in speech or behavior; disrespectful.
2. Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant.
3. Audaciously rude or disrespectful; impertinent.
4. Unrestrained by convention or propriety.
lutulent (adjective)
Muddy, filthy, impure; turbid, thick.