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ventripotent (ven-TRI-pot-ehnt) adjective
Having a large belly; gluttonous.
[From French, from Latin ventri- (abdomen) + potent (powerful).]
The word ventriloquism, the art of speaking such that the voice seems to come from somewhere else, is derived from the same root. Ventriloquism is, literally speaking, speaking from the belly.
"This wight ventripotent was dining
"The actor must, at all costs, inflict upon you the well-oiled
machinery of ventripotence, whereas, to the reader, it is his
mind which drips fatness."
This week's theme: Words to describe your opponents, vituperation
Be yourself and do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. -Max Ehrmann, writer and lawyer (1872-1945)
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