Like a shot of tequila, a strong verb gets the job done fast.
To slake a fire is to pour liquid on it to put it out. And to slake a thirst is to quench or satisfy that thirst in a cool, refreshing, relieving way, as if the thirst is a fire that's being put out.
"Copper, granite, concrete and marble are slaking people's thirst for interiors that don't look like wearying generic condos."
Explain the meaning of "slake" without saying "quench" or "relieve."
Fill in the blanks: "With _____, I finally slaked my thirst for _____."
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 exact opposite of SLAKED is UNSLAKED.
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