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HOT WORDS for the SAT: Lessons 5 & 6!

HOT WORDS for the SAT. Lessons 5-6!
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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