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Vocabulary: Propitiate!

February 5, 2010

Came across this word in a dreadfully (but amusingly) politically-incorrect book on Troyes in 1250 A.D. Propitiate is a verb, which, according to the Merriam-Webster, means:

to gain or regain the favor or goodwill of: appease; synonyms: pacify

It’s from the Latin for propitious, or propitiare.

And while I’m at it, propitious means, more or less, favorable/auspicious. M-W link for your convenience.

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