Word of the Day: mollify

Pronunciation: [MOL-uh-fahy]

Definition(s): to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease
2. to mitigate or reduce; soften:

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence: After losing the championship game, David’s mother offered a hug to mollify his frustration and disappointment.

Synonyms: alleviate, lull, diminish, tranquilize,

Antonyms: aggravate, frustrate, incite, provoke, extend