pend-, -pens, -pense, -pending, -pended

(Latin: hang, hanging; weigh, weighing; to cause to hang down; related to words in this pond- unit.)

scolopendrine: centipedes
Of, relating to, or characteristic of numerous centipedes of the family Scolopendridae, especially the larger ones.
stipend (s) (noun), stipends (pl)
1. Normally a small amount of money which is paid on a regular basis as a salary or allowance to someone: Steve feels that he is paid too small a stipend for all the work that he does as a writer.
2. Etymology: from Latin stipendium; from stips, "contribution"+ pendere, "to pay."
A fixed allowance paid on regular intervals.
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A regular payment at regular times.
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suspend (noun), suspends; suspended; suspending
1. To officially stop someone from privilege, a position, doing his or her job, or from going to school for a specified time because he or she has done something wrong or is under suspicion of wrongdoing.
2. To hang something from above; usually, so it can swing or move freely.
3. To delay or to defer action on a decision or a judgment until more facts are known or more evidence can be produced: The judge decided to suspend the conviction of the accused man.
4. In chemistry, to cause particles to be dispersed in a liquid or a gas.
5. To hold a musical note until the next note or chord is sounded, so they can be heard in unison.
6. To stop making payments for something; especially, because of the inability to meet financial obligations or a desire to stop a subscription, etc.
7. To cause something to stop for a time from operation or effect; such as, a law, a rule, a privilege, a service, etc.: The officials suspended the ferry service until after the storm and the river has calmed down.
1. That which can be attached from the ceiling in order to permit free movement.
2. The ability to cause something to remain floating or hanging; as in a chemical, water, etc.
3. Something which can be rendered inoperative or caused to stop; especially, temporarily: "The bank decided that interest payments were suspendible because of the economic crisis."
4. To debar temporarily from a privilege, an office, etc, as a punishment for some action: "The school principal was convinced that the boy's behavior was suspendible and so the pupil was suspended from attending classes for a week."
suspense (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. A feeling of nervousness or excitement that is caused by wondering what will happen: Daisy kept her boyfriend in suspense for a week before she finally agreed to marry him.
2. Etymology: from Latin suspensus, past participle of suspendere "to hang up, to interrupt, to stop".
A condition of uncertainty while waiting for a result.
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suspension (suh SPEN shuhn) (s) (noun), suspensions (pl)
1. A temporary disruption or stoppage of an activity: There was a suspension of subway service on the weekend due to an electrical problem.
2. A short-termed directive that an individual should no longer participate in an activity: The gang of girls received a week's suspension from school because of their aggressive behavior on the playground.
3. A part of the mechanics of automobiles or other larger motorized vehicles that holds the chassis of the car or truck to the wheels and axles: Mike, the mechanic at the garage, checked the suspension of Ted's damaged convertible and gave him an estimate of the cost for repairs.
4. A fluid, often thick, in which very small particles are present but which do not sink or float: The fruit that Margaret prepared was preserved in a gelatinous suspension.