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Lesson 5: less pain

Hot words: lessening pain, tension and conflict

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allay to lessen fear; to calm; to relieve pain
alleviate to lessen pain or tension
ameliorate to make better; to lessen pain, difficulty, or tension
appease to make tranquil or quiet, especially by giving into demands; to pacify
assuage to alleviate; to lessen pain or conflict; pacify
conciliate to win a person over through special considerations or persuasive methods
mediate to act as a go-between in settling conflicts or disputes between people or opposing sides
mitigate to make or become less severe; to lesson pain or damage
mollify to pacify, soothe, or appease; to make less severe or violent
pacify to calm; to make peaceful; to restore to a tranquil state
placate to make calm; to soothe
quell to pacify; to subdue; to quiet down
Created by: MrsMloBTHS on 2009-03-13



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