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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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What is the opposite of the word temp in the following sentence?
Looking at the cake tempted my palate.
Thanks for th answer but are you sure those words collocate with palate?
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.
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.