-ive

(Latin: a suffix; tending to; of the quality of, inclined to)

attractive
auditive
An older term describing the personality of someone who recalls most readily that which has been heard.
captive (adjective)
caressive (adjective), more caressive, most caressive
1. Pertaining to love and devotion.
2. Of the nature of affecting someone in a soothing or pleasant way: Shirley spoke caressive words as her husband lay ill in the hospital bed.
3. Characterized by or given to pleasantness: A caressive breeze blew gently during the evening.
causative
censive
coactive
coercive (adjective), more coercive, most coercive
1. Characterized by the practice of making a person do something in an involuntary manner by use of intimidation or threats or some other form of pressure: Simon was sent to the principal at school because of his coercive behavior on the playground towards his classmates.
2. A reference to using force or threats to make someone do something against his or her will: Greg was very coercive towards his sister, making her keep his secret of stealing money from the principal’s office, otherwise he would hide her cell phone.
A reference to a tendency to restrain by fear or by force.
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Relating to making people behave themselves..
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cursive (adjective), more cursive, most cursive
Descriptive of letters in handwriting in which they are written and joined together: Max discovered that some German cursive writing can be very difficult to read.
festive (adjective), more festive, most festive
1. Relating to or pertaining to a feast, a celebration, or a holiday: The reunion of the musicians will be a festive occasion with plenty of exquisite food, good conversation, and entertainment.
2. Etymology: from Latin festivus, "joyous, gay, merriment"; from festum, "holiday".
Relating to a Joyous and merry time .
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pensive (adjective), more pensive, most pensive
1. Descriptive of someone who is quietly or deeply thoughtful: When Bruce was considering the possibility of getting a new job, he had a pensive attitude as he sat on the balcony of his apartment.
2. Conveying or expressive of serious or deep thinking: As Mary composed her poetry, she was usually in a pensive mood as she was earnestly contemplating what to write.
Dreamily thoughtful and considering.
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Resembling a deep thoughtfulness.
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pervasive
regressive
sedative (s) (noun), sedatives (pl)
1. Medications that have tranquilizing or calming effects: The doctor gave Bret a sedative before beginning the surgery on the damaged vertebrae.
2. A medicine that allays irritability or excitement or lowers functional activities: Most sedatives, or tranquilizers, can promote sleep.

The overdosage of a sedative can lead to dangerous respiratory depression or slowed breathing.

Some sedatives can dangerously depress important signals needed to maintain heart and lung function if they are misused, or accidentally combined, as in the case of combining prescription sedatives with alcohol.

Many sedatives also have addictive potential; so for these reasons, sedatives should be used under medical supervision, and only when definitely needed.

3. Etymology: from Medieval Latin sedativus, "calming, allaying"; from sedat- and sedare, sedere, "to sit".
A medicine for relieving pain or an irritation.
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