(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 Concerning a person who is withdrawn, cool, or reserved: Gary could hardly start a conversation with his colleague because she was so distant, stiff, cold, and unapproachable.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. More important, effective, or prominent than others.
3. Relating to a single plant or animal species that is preponderant within a specific community or over a specific period.
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.