As I've mentioned, back in the days of the Roman empire, shoppers made purchases by weighing their money on scales. That explains why, in Latin, pendere means both "to pay" and "to hang or weigh."
Even if you already know the word "dispense," it's worthy of your consideration: you might be able to use it (and its related forms) more flexibly.
"The restaurant’s popular 'sake school' flights, a rotating, seasonally oriented selection dispensed by one of the restaurant’s cheerful servers, provides an intoxicating education."
Explain the meaning of "dispense" without saying "distribute" or "administer."
Fill in the blanks: "It's a (rule, habit, pretense, or social custom) I've dispensed with: _____. Now I _____."
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. The opposite of DISPENSE WITH is
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