Posted on Feb 18 2021 - 2:01pm by 5TR34M
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The word tentative is easily recognized as a Latin-derived word. One common etymology, in fact, suggests that the word tentative derived from Latin tentatus, which the same etymology claims to be a variant of temptare, both of which are said to mean essentially the same thing: “to feel, to try, or to test”. Note that temptare obviously also appears to be the root of the English word temptation. It is, however, rather difficult to imagine how the words temptation and tentative could possibly be construed to be either representative...