Date: Thu May 15 00:03:07 EDT 2003
Subject: A.Word.A.Day--intenerate

intenerate (in-TEN-uh-rayt) verb tr.

To make tender or to soften.

[From Latin in- + tener (tender).]

"Thus she contrives to intenerate the granite and felspar, takes
the boar out and puts the lamb in, and keeps her balance true."
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Compensation; 1841.

"Laughter-loving goddess, worldly pleasure's queen,
Intenerate that heart that sets so light."
Samuel Daniel; To Delia: 10; 1592