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    tempt

    Hello!

    What is the opposite of the word temp in the following sentence?

    Looking at the cake tempted my palate.

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    Re: tempt

    Iím not a teacher.

    Hi Nathan Mckane,

    tempt Definition: lure, entice
    Antonyms: discourage, repulse, turn off

    Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/tempt#ixzz19lcjHmyF


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    Re: tempt

    Thanks for th answer but are you sure those words collocate with palate?

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    Re: tempt

    I'm not a teacher.


    Hi Nathan Mckan

    Here are a few collocations of the word in question.


    a cleft palate
    a perforated palate
    the hard palate
    the soft palate
    to tickle the palate (to be very tasty)
    to repulse the palate

    Conversely, there are certain flavor combination that genuinely repulse most human palates.



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    Re: tempt

    My opinion is that if you ate it and it was good, you can say that it was pleasing to the palate, but I don't know that I would say something tempted my palate.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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