pas·sion \ˈpa-shən\
Function: noun
Date: 13th century

5 a : ardent affection : LOVE
b : a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept
c : sexual desire
d : an object of desire or deep interest

—Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary



syn·chro·nize \ˈsiŋ-krə-ˌnīz, ˈsin-\
Function: verb
Date: c.1624

intransitive verb
: to happen at the same time

transitive verb
1 : to represent or arrange (events) to indicate coincidence or coexistence
2 : to make synchronous in operation
3 : to make (motion-picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action

—Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

The Barkleys of Broadway. Dir. Charles Walters. Pro. Arthur Freed. Perf. Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant. MGM, 1949.



en·dear·ing \in-ˈdir, ng\
Function: adjective
Date: 1580

1 : having qualities that tend to make one loved <you have to wonder about people who don't find kittens and puppies endearing>

2 : likely or intended to win one’s affection <his impish sense of humor is one of his more endearing traits>

—Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary


ulterior motive

John Lennon and Mark David Chapman

ul·te·ri·or mo·tive \ˌəl-ˈtir-ē-ər ˈmō-tiv\
Function: noun
Date: unknown
a second and underlying motive, usually a selfish or dishonorable one

—MSN Encarta® World English Dictionary

Photo of John Lennon signing a copy of his Double Fantasy album for Mark David Chapman, taken by Paul Goresh, December 8, 1980. Photo Copyright © 1980, 1981 Paul Goresh. All Rights Reserved.

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