PRONUNCIATION: (A-puh-tuhns)

MEANING: noun: A strong desire or inclination.

ETYMOLOGY: From French appétence (desire), from Latin appetentia, from appetere (to seek after), ad- (to) + petere (to seek). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pet- (to rush or fly), which also gave us appetite, feather, petition, compete, perpetual, propitious, impetuous, petulant, pteridology, pinnate, and lepidopterology. Earliest documented use: 1610.

APPETENSE - whenever I'm worried, eating loses its appeal

APPENTENCE - this time it's OK, but if it happens again I'll feel bad about it

APPETENUCE - its square is some of the squares of the other toes ides