pend-, -pens, -pense, -pending, -pended
(Latin: hang, hanging; weigh, weighing; to cause to hang down; related to words in this pond- unit.)
An alternate meaning: "Every day, starting from birth, we die a little."
2. A person who flaunts the educational background which has been achieved: The supervisor impressed Ronald as a pedant because she never failed to mention that she had a Master’s Degree.
2. Ornamental roofs or ceilings characteristic of Gothic architecture: The roof line of the central building at the university was designed in the style of a pendent.
3. That which is secondary or supplementary: The last chapter in the book was a pendent added by the author to explain some of the basic information in the text.
The pundit from the newspaper frequently impressed Douglas as a pedant when he was speaking.
He also noticed that the reporter wore a pendent around his neck with the insignia from his university.
2. A definite inclination or tendency to behave in a certain way: Henry's penchant for telling jokes usually amused people; however, it also got him into trouble when serious discussions were involved.
3. Etymology: from French penchant; from Old French pencher, "to incline, to lean toward"; from Vulgar Latin pendicare, formed from Latin pendere, "to hang".
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2. In U.S. baseball, the prize that is awarded to the champions of the certain leagues each year: Kevin's local baseball team won the American League pennant this year.
When Patrick attended the reception in honor of the local baseball team for winning the pennant this season, he wore an ornate pendant (pendent) around his neck.