/nɪˈpɛn θi/

noun

1 anything soothing and comforting. 2 a drug used by the ancients to give relief from pain and sorrow (by some supposed to have been opium or hashish).

Margaret was lulled into a quiet slumber by the nepenthe made from scotch and a crushed-up Tylenol PM.


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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Nepenthe.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/nepenthe. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “nepenthe”, accessed October 27, 2020, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/nepenthe.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Nepenthe. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/nepenthe


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