(Latin: a suffix; a person who, the thing which; people who, things which)
s 2. Applied to the engagement between a person and God: A covenant is a commitment which is entered into by believers at their baptism, or admission into the visible church.
2. Etymology: from Latin co- (a form of com-), "with, together" + vivere "to live."
The term covivant, was created by Richard Lederer, a former English teacher, author and columnist and is in Lederer's words.Fashioned from the Latin co-, "together" and the French vivant, "living."
Covivant is bilingually enduring and endearing. Its Latin form communicates a sense of permanence and stability, and its Frenchness lend the perfume of romance.
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"There has been a lot of news about defiant people who have been protesting in countries who are unhappy about their economic situations."
2. A drying agent or a soluble, or insoluble, chemical substance that has such a great affinity for water that it will abstract water from many fluid materials: Henry was looking for a desiccant that loses or causes the loss of moisture.
Aaron's force of will was the main determinant of his educational success.
2. Harsh or unpleasant sounds: "The students were playing discordant music at the beginning of the semester and then, later in the school year, they were much more harmonious."
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2. Characteristizing an event or a time that lies in the past or in the future: Aunt Jane still had distant memories of her children when they were babies.
3. Referring to a remote relative: Mrs. Thompson said she had a distant aunt and uncle who lived somewhere in Germany.
4. Concerning a person who is withdrawn, cool, or reserved: Gary could hardly start a conversation with his colleague because she was so distant, stiff, cold, and unapproachable.
5. Pertaining to an individual who is abstracted, faraway, or unaware: Mrs. Smith, Tim's teacher, noticed that he seemed to be preoccupied, inattentive, and distant, and wasn't concentrating on his work in class.
2. Concerning something more important, effective, or prominent than others: The dominant churches in Germany are the Catholic and Protestant churches.
3. Relating to a single plant or animal species that is preponderant within a specific community or over a specific period: The presence of wolves in Germany is not quite dominant yet, but they certainly have killed many sheep over the months and might become more dominant if nothing is done to control them.
2. Pertaining to something that is not operating currently but could become active in the near future: Ted's bank account seemed to be a dormant one because he had not made any transactions for months.