Spunk vs Resolve - What's the difference?

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Spunk is a related term of resolve.


As verbs the difference between spunk and resolve

is that spunk is (slang|vulgar) to ejaculate while resolve is (resolver).

As a noun spunk

is (countable|obsolete) a spark.

spunk

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (countable, obsolete) A spark.
  • * 1886 , , 2009, page 109,
  • “That?s none such an entirely bad little man, yon little man with the red head,” said Alan. “He has some spunks of decency.”
  • (uncountable) Touchwood; tinder.
  • * 1646 , (Thomas Browne), Pseudodoxia Epidemica , II.5:
  • Spunk , or Touch-wood prepared, might perhaps make it Russet: and some, as Beringuccio affirmeth, have promised to make it Red.
  • (countable, chiefly, Scotland, obsolete) A piece of tinder, sometimes impregnated with sulphur; a match.
  • * 1829 , Society for Relief of the Destitute Sick (Edinburgh), Report , page 7,
  • At present, her only means of procuring subsistence for herself and children, is by making spunks or matches, which, either she or her eldest child, a girl about six years of age, sells from door to door.
  • * 1843 , John Wilson, John Gibson Lockhart, William Maginn, James Hogg, The Noctes Ambrosianæ of “Blackwood” , Volume IV, page 396,
  • Spunks' — '''spunks''' — '''spunks''' — who will buy my ' spunks ?” — cried an errant voice with a beseeching earnestness.
  • (uncountable) Courage; spirit; mettle; determination.
  • * 1920 August, Edward Leonard, Old Zeke?s Mule'', '' , 55,
  • “I reckon I?m as good as a mule,” he declared. “Maria knows what that desert is as well as we do, but she?s got more spunk' than either of us. I'm not going to let any mule show more ' spunk than me.”
  • * 1991 , Lindsey Hanks, (copyright Linda Chesnutt, Georgia Pierce), Long Texas Night , Zebra Books, US, page 26,
  • “You've got spunk', missy, I?ll have to say that for you. Maybe with your ' spunk and my good looks we can get this place in shape again.”
    It was Sarah?s turn to laugh.
  • *
  • (countable, UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang) An attractive person (normally male).
  • * 2005 , Sue Austin, Women?s Aggressive Fantasies: A Post-Jungian Exploration of Self-Hatred, Love and Agency , Routledge, UK, page 166,
  • We are welcomed by 20 year old spunks , as we make a last valiant attempt with our bodies - gasp, gasp - and try to get back in shape.
  • (uncountable, chiefly, UK, vulgar, slang) Semen.
  • * 2007 , Debra Hyde, Kidnapped'', Violet Blue (editor), ''Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women , 2010, ReadHowYouWant, page 188,
  • It was runny stuff and, as she felt Brain loosen his hold on the drawstrings, Cackle's spunk dripped onto the shelf of her chin.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (slang, vulgar) To ejaculate.
  • Anagrams

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    resolve

    English

    Verb

    (resolv)
  • To find a solution to (a problem).
  • To reduce to simple or intelligible notions; to make clear or certain; to unravel; to explain.
  • to resolve a riddle
  • * Shakespeare
  • Resolve my doubt.
  • To solve again.
  • To make a firm decision to do something.
  • * '>citation
  • To determine or decide in purpose; to make ready in mind; to fix; to settle.
  • He was resolved by an unexpected event.
  • To come to an agreement or make peace; patch up relationship, settle differences, bury the hatchet.
  • (transitive, intransitive, reflexive) To break down into constituent parts; to decompose; to disintegrate; to return to a simpler constitution or a primeval state.
  • * Shakespeare
  • O, that this too too solid flesh would melt, / Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew!
  • * Dryden
  • Ye immortal souls, who once were men, / And now resolved to elements again.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Fenella Saunders, magazine=(American Scientist)
  • , title= Tiny Lenses See the Big Picture , passage=The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail.}}
  • To cause to perceive or understand; to acquaint; to inform; to convince; to assure; to make certain.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Resolve me, Reason, which of these is worse, / Want with a full, or with an empty purse?
  • * Sir Walter Raleigh
  • In health, good air, pleasure, riches, I am resolved it can not be equalled by any region.
  • * Milton
  • We must be resolved how the law can be pure and perspicuous, and yet throw a polluted skirt over these Eleusinian mysteries.
  • (music) To cause a chord to go from dissonance to consonance.
  • (computing) To find the IP address of a hostname, or the entity referred to by a symbol in source code; to look up.
  • (rare) To melt; to dissolve; to liquefy or soften (a solid).
  • (rare, intransitive, reflexive) To melt; to dissolve; to become liquid.
  • * Arbuthnot
  • When the blood stagnates in any part, it first coagulates, then resolves , and turns alkaline.
  • (obsolete) To liquefy (a gas or vapour).
  • (medicine, dated) To disperse or scatter; to discuss, as an inflammation or a tumour.
  • (obsolete) To relax; to lay at ease.
  • (Ben Jonson)

    Derived terms

    * resolvable * resolver

    References

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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Determination, will power.
  • ''It took all my resolve to go through with it.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 1 , author=Saj Chowdhury , title=Wolverhampton 1 - 2 Newcastle , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Alan Pardew's current squad has been put together with a relatively low budget but the resolve and unity within the team is priceless.}}

    Synonyms

    * fortitude, inner strength, resoluteness, sticktoitiveness, tenacity