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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 8
Anger and Forgiveness
Terms in this set (10)
(v) to satisfy, clam, or soothe, usually by giving in to demands
(v) to allow, accept, or overlook something wrong
(adj) feeling anger about something unfair or mean
(v) to cause extreme anger; to enrage
(adj) deliberately harmful; done with a desire to harm or cause suffering
(adj) regretful; sorry for bad deeds
(v) to settle differences; to bring into harmony or agreement; to make up
(v) to feel angry or bitter at something
(v) to respond to an injury or wrongdoing by inflicting another
(n) violent, resentful anger; rage
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