Tag Archives: appease

unruffle those feathers

Word Cluster

Grouping words together anywhich way you can imagine is a good idea for learning since your brain seems to be designed that way i.e to gather networked , associated information.  This is filtering VVV Vord List and grouping information one way, you will be able to detect the pattern as you read the words. Pay attention to the examples to understand when to use which word. Though as of today you can use many of them interchangeably and nobody would care.Sad that is.

assuage
verb [ trans. ]
make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense : the letter assuaged the fears of most members.
• satisfy (an appetite or desire) : an opportunity occurred to assuage her desire for knowledge.

ORIGIN Middle English : from Old French assouagier, asouagier, based on Latin ad- ‘to’ (expressing change) + suavis ‘sweet.’

ameliorate
verb [ trans. ]
make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better : the reform did much to ameliorate living standards.

Continue reading