HOT WORDS for the SAT: Lessons 5 & 6!

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20 terms · HOT WORDS for the SAT. Lessons 5-6!

allay

vb; to lesson fear; to calm; to relieve pain

alleviate

vb; to lessen pain or discomfort

appease

vb; to make tranquil or quiet, especially by giving into another's demands; to pacify

assuage

vb; to alleviate; to lessen pain or conflict; pacify

conciliate

vb; to win a person over through special considerations or persuasive methods; reconcile

mediate

vb; to act as a go-between in setting conflics or disputes between people or opposing sides

mitigate

vb; to make or become less severe; to lessen pain or damage

mollify

vb; to pacify, soothe, or appease; to make less severe or violent

pacify

vb; to calm; to make peaceful; to restore to a tranquil state

placate

vb; to make calm; to soothe

quell

vb; to pacify; to subdue; to quiet down

affable

adj; easy to talk to; easy to approach, friendly; kind; amiable

amiable

adj; friendly; kind

amicable

adj; sjowing goodwill; peaceable

congenial

adj; compatible; having kindred needs or tastes; sympathetic

convival

adj; socialable, outgoing in a festive way, especially when pertaining to eating and drinking; fond of good company

cordial

adj; warm and friendly; amiable

gregarious

adj; socialable, outgoing

jocular

adj; liking to be with people, joke around with them and have fun

levity

noun; lightheartedness; gaiety; carefree disposition, particularly when not appropriate

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