Latin Love, Vol I: portare – 11 Words


the way a person behaves toward other people

He has been represented as a mild, peaceable person, and gentlemanly in deportment.Stark, James H.

expel from a country

He had immigrated illegally from Honduras and feared being deported.

suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose

The opportune words were so amusing, that every one, Mr. Gilroy included, simply roared.Roy, Lillian Elizabeth

beg persistently and urgently

A beggar, emerging from the darkness, importuned him: “Have pity on me, kind sir.”Souvestre, Émile

furnishing assistance

He was also a “friendly, supportive warm guy,” Zeelenberg said.

sell or transfer abroad

Bangladesh’s garment industry accounts for 80 percent of the country’s exports.

bring in from abroad

Power plants run on expensive imported fuel, mainly diesel.

a relationship of mutual understanding between people

The word ” rapport” is pronounced as if it were French (ra-pore). We often hear this word used in business situations, where people act in a helpful and cordial manner to establish rapport, or, etymologically speaking, to open doors.

behave in a certain manner

“If your wares comport with your manners,” she said, “you will be welcome at the palace.Tracy, Louis

easily or conveniently transported

PC shipments are falling as customers delay upgrades in favor of fast-growing, more portable tablets.Forbes (May 8, 2013)

a person employed to carry luggage and supplies

Many think Sherpas are just porters, which is not true.

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