treacle
[ tree-kuhl ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Middle English; Originally denoting an antidote, from Old French triacle, via Latin from Greek thēriakē "antidote against venom." Modern usage dates to the late 17th century.
Synonyms
    1.
  • cloying
  • sentimental
  • syrupy
  • saccharine
    2.
  • molasses
  • syrup
Antonyms
    1.
  • unavailable
    2.
  • unavailable
Definition
1. contrived or unrestrained sentimentality
2. molasses, especially that which is drained from the vats used in sugar refining
Examples
1. A) I almost gagged at how treacle the play's plot became in the third act. B) After a strong opening song, the rest of the album descends into treacle and flat-out nonsense, making for an unpleasant listening experience.
2. A) The secret to a great treacle tart is of course high-quality treacle and butter. B) Attempting to use treacle as a glaze-base for pork isn't the worst idea, but you'll need some savory flavors to balance it.
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