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  • 141hacienda — (n.) 1760, from Sp. hacienda landed estate, plantation, earlier facienda, from L. facienda things to be done, from facere to do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). For noun use of a Latin gerundive, Cf. AGENDA (Cf. agenda). The owner of one is a… …

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  • 142honorific — (adj.) 1640s, from L. honorificus that which does honor, from honorem (see HONOR (Cf. honor) (n.)) + ficus making, from stem of facere make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). As a noun, by 1867 …

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  • 143horrific — (adj.) causing horror, 1650s, from Fr. horrifique or directly from L. horrificus dreadful, exciting terror, lit. making the hair stand on end, from horrere to bristle, to stand on end (see HORROR (Cf. horror)) + ficus, from stem of facere to make …

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  • 144infect — (v.) late 14c., from L. infectus, pp. of inficere to spoil, stain, lit. to put in to, dip into, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + facere perform (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related: Infected; infecting …

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  • 145justify — (v.) c.1300, to administer justice; late 14c., to show (something) to be just or right, from O.Fr. justifiier submit to court proceedings (12c.), from L. iustificare act justly toward, make just, from iustificus dealing justly, righteous, from… …

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  • 146labefaction — (n.) 1610s, process of shaking; downfall, noun of action from L. labefactus, pp. of labefacere to cause to totter, shake; overthrow, from labi to slip, slide (see LAPSE (Cf. lapse)) + facere to make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related …

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  • 147laissez-faire — laissez faire, 1822, French, lit. let (people) do (as they think best), from laissez, imperative of laisser to let, to leave (from L. laxare, from laxus loose; see LAX (Cf. lax)) + faire to do (from L. facere; see FACTITIOUS (Cf …

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  • 148liquefy — (v.) early 15c., from O.Fr. liquefier liquefy, dissolve, from L. liquefacere make liquid, melt, from liquere be fluid (see LIQUID (Cf. liquid) (adj.)) + facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …

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  • 149magnificence — (n.) mid 14c., great mindedness, courage, from O.Fr. magnificence splendor, nobility, grandeur, from L. magnificentia splendor, munificence, from stem of magnificus great, elevated, noble, eminent, also splendid, rich, fine, costly, lit. doing… …

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  • 150malefactor — mid 15c., from L. malefactor, agent noun from pp. stem of malefacere to do evil, from male badly (see MAL (Cf. mal )) + facere to perform (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …

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  • 151malefic — (adj.) 1650s, from L. maleficus wicked, vicious, criminal, from male ill (see MAL (Cf. mal )) + ficus, from stem of facere to make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …

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  • 152malfeasance — 1690s, from Fr. malfaisance wrongdoing, from malfaisant, from mal badly (see MAL (Cf. mal )) + faisant, prp. of faire to do, from L. facere to do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). M …

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  • 153manufacture — {{11}}manufacture (n.) 1560s, something made by hand, from M.Fr. manufacture, from M.L. *manufactura (Cf. It. manifattura, Sp. manufactura), from L. manu, ablative of manus hand (see MANUAL (Cf. manual) (adj.)) + factura a working, from pp. stem… …

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  • 154metathesis — (n.) 1570s, transposition of letters in a word; c.1600, rhetorical transposition of words, from L.L. metathesis, from Gk. metathesis change of position, transposition, change of opinion, from stem of metatithenai to transpose, from meta to change …

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  • 155misfeasance — (n.) wrongful exercise of lawful authority or improper performance of a lawful act, 1590s, from M.Fr. mesfaisance, from mesfaisant, prp. of O.Fr. mesfaire to misdo, from mes wrongly (see MIS (Cf. mis ) (2)) + faire to do, from L. facere to… …

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  • 156modify — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. modifier (14c.), from L. modificare to limit, measure off, restrain, from modus measure, manner (see MODE (Cf. mode) (n.1)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related: Modified; …

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  • 157mollify — (v.) late 14c., to soften (a substance), from O.Fr. mollifier or directly from L.L. mollificare make soft, mollify from mollificus softening, from L. mollis soft (see MELT (Cf. melt) (v.)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf …

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  • 158mortify — (v.) late 14c., to kill, from O.Fr. mortefiier destroy, overwhelm, punish, from L.L. mortificare cause death, kill, put to death, lit. make dead, from mortificus producing death, from L. mors (gen. mortis) death (see MORTAL (Cf. mortal) (adj.)) + …

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  • 159munificence — (n.) early 15c., from M.Fr. munificence, from L. munificentia bountifulness, liberality, generosity, from stem of munificus generous, bountiful, liberal, lit. present making, from munus gift or service, duty, office (see MUNICIPAL (Cf.… …

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  • 160notify — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. notefiier make known, inform, apprise (13c.), from L. notificare to make known, notify, from L. notus known (see NOTICE (Cf. notice) (n.)) + root of facere make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related: Notified …

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