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ap·pe·tence

(ăp′ĭ-təns)
n.
Appetency.

[Probably French appétence, from Latin appetentia; see appetency.]

ap′pe·tent adj.

appetent

(ˈæpɪtənt)
adj
having an eager longing or desire
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.appetent - marked by eager desire; "a big rich appetent Western city"
desirous, wishful - having or expressing desire for something; "desirous of high office"; "desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem"
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APPETENT A Eagerly desiring B Works applied to C Express approbation who am I?
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