Sunday, September 5, 2010

Today's Word "Amative"

Amative \AM-uh-tiv\ (adjective) - Pertaining to or disposed to love, especially sexual love; full of love; amorous.

"Theoretically, any given left-kisser should meet more right-kissers and, over an amative lifetime, or even good year in junior high, be subtly pressured to shift to the right in order to land a wet one -- or just avoid a broken nose. No?" -- Donald G. McNeil Jr., 'Pucker Up, Sweetie, and Tilt Right'

Amative comes from Medieval Latin amativus , "capable of love," from the past participle of Latin amare , "to love."

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