Hide and evident

latent
(adj)
LAY-tǝnt
Meaning

1. potential but undeveloped; present in an undeveloped form

1st Sample Sentence

1. When he was twenty, he accidentally discovered a latent musical talent when he happened to spend the night in a lodge with a piano, and found himself irresistibly drawn to it.

2nd Meaning

2. dormant; inactive

2nd Sample Sentence

2. When his wife died, he suffered a mental breakdown that activated a latent tendency to depression.

Root

latere (lie hidden) (Latin)

Synonyms

dormant, latent

Mnemonics

regroup the words and spell it as talent. many people have POTENTIAL (talent. )but undeveloped. where as some people HIDE their talent. Latent heat can be seen as heat which is "HIDDEN".

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