(Old English: a suffix meaning, characteristic of, like, tending to; of or relating to, from; somewhat, approximately; or a verb ending)

A suffix used to form adjectives from nouns and from adjectives. It refers to "relation, resemblance, similarity", and sometimes has a diminutive force; such as, "selfish, boyish, brutish; whitish, somewhat white".

A verb ending, originally appearing in certain verbs of French origin; such as, "abolish, cherish, finish, furnish, garnish", and "impoverish".

vanish (verb), vanishes; vanished; vanishing
1. To pass out of sight, especially quickly; to disappear.
2. To pass out of existence.
3. In mathematics, to become zero; used as a function or a variable.
vanquish (verb), vanquishes; vanquished; vanquishing
1. To surpass in a conflict or contest: In the race at school, Jeffrey vanquished, or triumphed over, all the others who were taking part in it.
2. To overcome, to subdue, or to suppress an unsatisfactory emotion or physical condition: Linda’s feeling of becoming ill again vanquished when she took the subscribed medicine from the doctor.
3. Etymology: from Latin vincere, "to conquer".
To gain control over an emotion or a passion.
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