Etymology
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rested (adj.)

"refreshed by sleep," c. 1400, past-participle adjective from rest (v.).

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quiescent (adj.)

c. 1600, of a letter, "not sounded," from Latin quiescentem (nominative quiescens), present participle of quiescere, inchoative verb formed from quies "rest, quiet" (from suffixed form of PIE root *kweie- "to rest, be quiet"). From 1640s as "resting, being in a state of repose." Related: Quiescently.

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microclimate (n.)

"climate of a very small or restricted area," 1918, from micro- + climate. Related: Microclimatology; microclimatological.

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quietude (n.)

"rest, repose, quiet, tranquility," 1590s, from French quiétude (c. 1500) or directly from Late Latin quietudo, from Latin quietus "free; calm, resting" (from PIE root *kweie- "to rest, be quiet"). In the same sense quietness is attested from mid-15c.

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biodiversity (n.)

also bio-diversity, "the range of variety in the living organisms of a given area," by 1988, from bio- + diversity.

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cloud-burst (n.)

also cloudburst, "violent downpour of much rain over a small area," 1817, American English, from cloud (n.) + burst (n.). It parallels German Wolkenbruch.

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carpet-bombing (n.)

"the dropping of a large number of bombs on an entire area to inflict intense damage," 1945, from carpet (v.) + bomb (v.). Related: Carpet-bomb; carpet-bombed.

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still (v.)

Old English stillan "to be still, have rest; to quiet, calm, appease; to stop, restrain," from stille "at rest" (see still (adj.)). Cognate with Old Saxon stillian, Old Norse stilla, Dutch, Old High German, German stillen. Related: Stilled; stilling.

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pillow (v.)

"to rest or place on or as on a pillow," 1620s, from pillow (n.). Related: Pillowed; pillowing.

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motionless (adj.)

"without motion, being at rest," 1590s, from motion (n.) + -less. Related: Motionlessly; motionlessness.

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