One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she was pale in spite of her excessive make-up’
foundation, pancake, panstick, powder, loose powder, pressed powder, blusher, rouge, concealer
mascara, eye make-up, eyeliner, eyeshadow, eyebrow pencil, kohl
lipstick, lip gloss, lip pencil, nail polish, nail varnish
informal paint, warpaint, face paint, slap
2‘the cellular make-up of plants and trees’
composition, constitution, configuration, form, arrangement, format, structure, construction, formation, assembly, organization, fabric, framework
3‘jealousy doesn't seem to be part of his make-up’
character, nature, temperament, temper, personality, disposition, constitution, mentality, persona, psyche, psychology, make, stamp, mould, cast of mind, turn of mind
informal kidney, what makes someone tick
archaic humour, grain
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