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  • 101artifice — (n.) 1530s, workmanship, the making of anything by craft or skill, from M.Fr. artifice skill, cunning (14c.), from L. artificium a profession, trade, employment, craft; making by art, from artifex (gen. artificis) craftsman, artist, from ars art… …

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  • 102beatify — (v.) 1530s, to make very happy, from M.Fr. béatifer, from L.L. beatificare make happy, make blessed, from L. beatus supremely happy, blessed (pp. of beare to make happy, to bless ) + ficare, from stem of facere to make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf.… …

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  • 103benefactor — mid 15c., from L.L. benefactor, from L. phrase bene facere, from bene well (see BENE (Cf. bene )) + facere to do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Translated in O.E. as wel doend …

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  • 104benefice — c.1300, a church living, from O.Fr. benefice (13c.) and directly from L. beneficium a favor, service, generosity, kindness, benefit, from beneficus generous, kind, benevolent, obliging, from bene (see BENE (Cf. bene )) + ficus, from stem of… …

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  • 105certify — early 14c., from O.Fr. certefiier make certain, witness the truth of (12c.), from L.L. certificare to certify, to make certain, from L. certus (see CERTAIN (Cf. certain)) + root of facere to make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related:… …

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  • 106chafe — (v.) early 14c., chaufen, to heat, rub with the hands to make warm, from O.Fr. chaufer heat, warm up, become warm, from V.L. *calefare, from L. calefacere to make hot, make warm, from calere be warm (see CALORIE (Cf. calorie)) + facere to make,… …

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  • 107clarify — early 14c., from O.Fr. clarifiier (12c.), from L.L. clarificare to make clear, also to glorify, from L. clarificus brilliant, from clarus clear, distinct (see CLEAR (Cf. clear)) + root of facere to make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf …

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  • 108confection — mid 14c., confescioun, from O.Fr. confeccion (12c., Mod.Fr. confection) drawing up (of a treaty, etc.); article, product, in pharmacology, mixture, compound, from L.L. confectionem (nom. confectio) a confection, in classical Latin, a making,… …

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  • 109counterfeit — (v.) late 13c., from O.Fr. contrefait imitated (Mod.Fr. contrefait), pp. of contrefaire imitate, from contre against (see CONTRA (Cf. contra )) + faire to make, to do (from L. facere; see FACTITIOUS (Cf …

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  • 110defeat — (v.) late 14c., from Anglo Fr. defeter, from O.Fr. desfait, pp. of desfaire to undo, from V.L. *diffacere undo, destroy, from L. dis un , not (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + facere to do, perform (see FACTITIOUS (Cf …

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  • 111deficient — 1580s, from L. deficientem (nom. deficiens), prp. of deficere to desert, revolt, fail, from de down, away (see DE (Cf. de )) + facere to do, perform (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …

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  • 112deific — late 15c., from Fr. déifique (late 14c.), from L.L. deificus god making, sacred, in M.L. divine, from deus god (see ZEUS (Cf. Zeus)) + ficus making (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …

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  • 113deify — mid 14c., from O.Fr. deifier (13c.), from L.L. deificare, from deificus making godlike, from L. deus god (see ZEUS (Cf. Zeus)) + ficare, from facere to make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related: Deified; …

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  • 114dignify — mid 15c., from M.Fr. dignifier, from M.L. dignificare make worthy, from L. dignus (see DIGNITY (Cf. dignity)) + ficare, from facere to make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related: Dignification; dignifying …

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  • 115do — {{11}}do (n.) first (and last) note of the diatonic scale, by 1754, from It. do, used as a substitution for ut (see GAMUT (Cf. gamut)). U.S. slang do re mi money is from 1920s, probably a pun on dough in its slang sense of cash. {{12}}do (v.) M.E …

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  • 116doom — {{11}}doom (n.) O.E. dom law, judgment, condemnation, from P.Gmc. *domaz (Cf. O.S., O.Fris. dom, O.N. domr, O.H.G. tuom, Goth. doms judgment, decree ), from PIE root *dhe (Cf. Skt. dhaman law, Gk. themis law, Lith …

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  • 117edifice — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. edifice building, from L. aedificium building, from aedificare to erect a building, from aedis, variant of aedes temple, sanctuary, usually a single edifice without partitions, also, in the plural, dwelling house,… …

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  • 118effect — (n.) late 14c., a result, from O.Fr. efet (13c., Mod.Fr. effet) result, execution, completion, ending, from L. effectus accomplishment, performance, from pp. stem of efficere work out, accomplish, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + facere to do… …

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  • 119epithet — 1570s, descriptive name for a person or thing, from M.Fr. épithète or directly from L. epitheton, from Gk. epitheton something added, adjective often used as noun, from neut. of epithetos attributed, added, from epitithenai to add on, from epi in …

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  • 120face — {{11}}face (n.) late 13c., front of the head, from O.Fr. face (12c.) face, countenance, look, appearance, from V.L. *facia (Cf. It. faccia), from L. facies appearance, form, figure, and secondarily visage, countenance; probably related to facere… …

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