What's the word for...?
What's the word that means touting something a bit more than it deserves, but is no exaggeration? What's the more technical term for taking in food and liquids into the body, rather than simple "eat?" It's on the tip of my tongue, but I can't quite remember the word for someone who tends to see life through rose-colored glasses.
Does this happen to you, too? I've had a decent vocabulary all my life, but I am finding that the words I've not used with regularity are now hidden in my memory banks. My goal is not to sound like a professor, but sometimes I prefer to use a single word rather than a phrase or even a sentence to explain what I'm trying to say.
I went to Google first, thinking that surely this search engine would find exactly what I'm looking for. I can't be the only human being who is searching for that correct word now and then. Other than a sub-reddit (on Reddit.com) for writers who can ask the community, "What's the word for...?" there is a reverse dictionary. However, said reverse dictionary explains that it has hacked something -- and hacking is a very bad thing, so I'm not interested in using that.
Do you have any references for this type of issue? I'd be most grateful to find a one-stop shop to help jiggle my memory with the least amount of fuss on my part. Do you search for just the right word to use at times, too?
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