regard with great respect
Story: goddess Venus mother of venerable old men. comes from VENERARI (worship, seek a god's favor) which comes from VENUS (love). In ancient Roman myth, sculptor Pygmalion, scorning women as flawed creatures, made his sculpture of a perfect woman. then he went to Venus wishing he could marry a woman with this kind of look and then Venus felt venerated and gave him his sculpture in real life.
getting pleasure from hurting others
Story: Marquis de Sade was five feet two and was delighted in torturing from prostitutes to wife. In retaliation his mother in law put him to death (death penalty) Other words come from him (sadist, sadism, sadistic) Also, a masochist loves enduring pain.
ridiculous or humorous misuse of words
Story: comes from Mrs. Malaprop in THE RIVALS by Richard Sheridan. Also comes form French MAL (badly) and A PROPOS (to the purpose of, appropriately) Shakespeare also used malapropism in MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Law officer Elbow) and MSND (Bottom) also called spoonerism from the English Reverend William Spooner
Story: The James Brothers (Jesse and Frank) who were outlaws. Also the notorious Americans Henry and William James became outstanding figures in literature and wrote THE TURN OF THE SCREW. John Stuart Mills (utilitarian)
refer to something as having little importance; speak slightly of
Story: derives from DIS (away or apart) and PARAGE (rank or lineage). Disparage originally meant degrade socially by marriage from someone else's social level. Then to undervalue or treat something lesser. Grimm's fairy tale, King Thrushbeard reminds people of a thrush or a songbird. Too many suitors and the next beggar to come to the castle marries the princess. Poor musician teacher princess about marriage.
lead a dull, inactive, useless life
Story: one was linked to plants and their growth. comes from VEGETARE (grow, enliven, flourish). As time went on, it meant sluggish, or have little mental or physical activity
unyielding, inflexible, definite
Story: comes from A (not) DAMAS (tame, subdue, breakdown, marry). then meant a very hard mineral or metal. But then evolved to diamos (a variant of adamas)
of marriage, pertaining to the relationship between husband and wife.
Story: Yoga and CONJUGAL (of marriage) and CON (with)and SUBJUGATE (conquer, bring under control, subdue) also from SUB (under) and JUGUM (yoke) all come from YUG (join)
utterly disgusting or hateful
Story: AB (away) and OMEN (omen) from the ancients in dread from evil. Comes from the Trojan Horse that was thought to be a good omen and then destroyed the city.
threatening; suggestive or future evil
Story: comes form OMEN (omen) which means a good or bad promise for the future.
vague expectation or feeling of something that is about to happen
concise and full of meaning; using or full of proverbs or old saying in a self-important, high sounding, or boring way
feeling or opinion