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AP Lang - Unit 6 Vocab

Words About Comfort, Words About Time, Words for Confusion
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palliative
soothing the symptoms of a disorder without effecting a cure
assuage
to soothe
emollient
softens or soothes the skin
ameliorate
to improve
alleviate
to ease symptoms
conciliate
to overcome distrust or hostity
foster
to nurture; to promote the growth and development of
mollify
to calm in temper
placate
to lessen someone's anger or hard feelings
succor
relief; comfort in a time of distress
evanescent
disappearing like vapor
ephemeral
describes anything short-lived or fleeting
chronic
of long duration; frequently recurring
dilatory
postponing or delaying; lateness
diurnal
daily; in 24 hours; antonym nocturnal
antiquated
very old
archaic
ancient
passé
no longer current; out of fashion
gloaming
dusk; twilight
anachronism
representing something out of chronological order
obfuscate
to make confusing
melee
a confused and violent battle
anarchy
absence of political authority
bedlam
a place of confusion or uproar
confounded
befuddled
convoluted
intricate or complicated; coiled in overlapping folds
perturbed
to be anxious, agitated, or confused
labyrinthine
a situation like a maze
awry
away from the correct course; askew
quagmire
giggity