to decay and smell very bad (late Middle English: via French from Latin putrefacere, from puter, putr- ‘rotten’)
lasting or taking too long and not interesting (late Middle English: from Old French tedieus or late Latin taediosus)
very bad; unpleasant (of an experience or a situation) Middle English: from obsolete gast ‘terrify’, from Old English gǣstan, of Germanic origin; related to ghost
to change in the way it develops (of a conversation or way of behaving or thinking): late Middle English: from Middle Dutch vieren
to persuade somebody to do something by talking to them in a kind and gentle way: late 16th century: from obsolete cokes ‘simpleton’, of unknown origin. The original sense was ‘fondle’, hence ‘persuade by caresses or flattery’, the underlying sense being ‘make a simpleton of
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