Antonyms for rot

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He had too much insight, and too much exact information as well, to dismiss them as rot.

Throw me on a dunghill, and let me rot there, to infect the air!'

What rot not to know their places, when they must know them!

I'm really writing all this rot to get myself into the "twitter-twitter" mood.

Why, the mill-stones wear away with rot more than with grinding corn.

"Edward says they're all rot, too," replied Charlotte, doubtfully.

To-day Esther Tidditt told me that she had understood me to say the sermons were 'rot.'

What right has she to say that I ensnared Madeline's affection and all that rot?

"I'll rot in hell or ever I serves the King," he bawled in a great rage.

I'm to rot here until I tell him the identity of my visitor and his business.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English rotian "to decay, putrefy," from Proto-Germanic *rutjan (cf. Old Saxon roton, Old Norse rotna, Old Frisian rotia, Middle Dutch roten, Dutch rotten, Old High German rozzen "to rot," German rößen "to steep flax"), from stem *rut-. Related: Rotted; rotting.

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