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appease

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; conciliate; assuage; gentle; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb overcome or allay
    quell; stay.
    • quell my hunger

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hunger

  • noun a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
    hungriness.
  • noun strong desire for something (not food or drink)
    hungriness; thirstiness; thirst.
    • a thirst for knowledge
    • hunger for affection

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humdrum

  • noun the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety
    monotony; sameness.
    • he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work
    • he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners
    • he hated the sameness of the food the college served
  • adjective satellite not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
    prosaic; commonplace; unglamourous; unglamorous.
    • an unglamorous job greasing engines

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resistance

  • noun the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
    opposition.
    • he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens
    • despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead
  • noun any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

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violent

  • adjective acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity
    • a violent attack
    • a violent person
    • violent feelings
    • a violent rage
    • felt a violent dislike
  • adjective satellite effected by force or injury rather than natural causes
    • a violent death

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peaceableness

  • noun a state that is calm and tranquil
    peacefulness.

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still

  • noun a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
    • he wanted some stills for a magazine ad
  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    hush; stillness.
    • the still of the night

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loveable

  • adjective having characteristics that attract love or affection
    lovable.
    • a mischievous but lovable child

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placative

  • adjective satellite intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions
    placatory; placating; appeasing.
    • the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich
    • placating (or placative) gestures
    • an astonishingly placatory speech

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conciliate

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; assuage; gentle; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb come to terms
    make up; patch up; settle; reconcile.
    • After some discussion we finally made up

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assuage

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; gentle; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb satisfy (thirst)
    quench; allay; slake.
    • The cold water quenched his thirst

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unprovocative

  • adjective not provocative
    unprovoking.

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unruffled

  • adjective satellite free from emotional agitation or nervous tension
    unflustered; unflurried; unperturbed.
    • the waiters were unflurried and good natured
    • with contented mind and unruffled spirit"- Anthony Trollope
  • adjective satellite (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
    smooth; quiet; placid; tranquil; still.
    • a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
    • the quiet waters of a lagoon
    • a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
    • a smooth channel crossing
    • scarcely a ripple on the still water
    • unruffled water

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well-disposed

  • adjective satellite inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile
    friendly; favorable.
    • a government friendly to our interests
    • an amicable agreement

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friendly

  • noun troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces
    • friendlies came to their rescue
  • adjective characteristic of or befitting a friend
    • friendly advice
    • a friendly neighborhood
    • the only friendly person here
    • a friendly host and hostess

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passivity

  • noun the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative
    passiveness.
  • noun submission to others or to outside influences
    passiveness.

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placid

  • adjective satellite (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
    smooth; quiet; unruffled; tranquil; still.
    • a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
    • the quiet waters of a lagoon
    • a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
    • a smooth channel crossing
    • scarcely a ripple on the still water
    • unruffled water
  • adjective satellite not easily irritated
    equable; even-tempered; good-tempered.
    • an equable temper
    • not everyone shared his placid temperament
    • remained placid despite the repeated delays

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placatory

  • adjective satellite intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions
    placating; placative; appeasing.
    • the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich
    • placating (or placative) gestures
    • an astonishingly placatory speech

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placate

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; appease; conciliate; assuage; gentle; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer

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pacifism

  • noun the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
    pacificism; passivism.
  • noun the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration
    pacificism.

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pacifist

  • noun someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
    pacificist; disarmer.
  • adjective satellite opposed to war
    dovish; pacifistic.

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unassertive

  • adjective inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence
    • a shy unassertive person

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uninteresting

  • adjective arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement
    • a very uninteresting account of her trip
  • adjective satellite characteristic or suggestive of an institution especially in being uniform or dull or unimaginative
    • institutional food

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revolution

  • noun a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving
    • the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution
  • noun the overthrow of a government by those who are governed

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pacificism

  • noun the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
    passivism; pacifism.
  • noun the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration
    pacifism.

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unprovoking

  • adjective not provocative
    unprovocative.

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pacific

  • adjective satellite disposed to peace or of a peaceful nature
    peaceable.
    • the pacific temper seeks to settle disputes on grounds of justice rather than by force
    • a quiet and peaceable person
    • in a peaceable and orderly manner
  • noun the largest ocean in the world
    Pacific Ocean.

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pacificist

  • noun someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
    disarmer; pacifist.

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pacifistic

  • adjective satellite opposed to war
    dovish; pacifist.

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well-meaning

  • adjective satellite not unfriendly or threatening
    unthreatening.
    • her well-meaning words were received in silence
    • the exasperation of a...well-meaning cow worried by dogs
  • adjective satellite marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results
    well-meant; well-intentioned.
    • a well-intentioned but clumsy waiter
    • a well-meaning but tactless fellow
    • the son's well-meaning efforts threw a singular chill upon the father's admirers"- S.W.Maughm
    • blunt but well-meant criticism

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peace-loving

  • adjective satellite inclined or disposed to peace
    peaceable.
    • they met in a peaceable spirit
    • peace-loving citizens

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nonviolently

  • adverb without violence
    • the government was overthrown nonviolently, but the dictator was killed

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untroubled

  • adjective not beset by troubles or disturbance or distress
    • seemed untroubled by doubts of any kind
    • untroubled sleep
    • a kind untroubled face
  • adjective free from fear or doubt; easy in mind
    unafraid; secure.
    • he was secure that nothing will be held against him

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prosaic

  • adjective satellite not fanciful or imaginative
    matter-of-fact.
    • local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones
    • a prosaic and unimaginative essay
  • adjective satellite lacking wit or imagination
    pedestrian; prosy; earthbound.
    • a pedestrian movie plot

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passiveness

  • noun submission to others or to outside influences
    passivity.
  • noun the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative
    passivity.

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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peacefulness

  • noun a state that is calm and tranquil
    peaceableness.
  • noun the absence of mental stress or anxiety
    peace; ataraxis; repose; serenity; heartsease; peace of mind.

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pressure

  • noun the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)
    pressure level; force per unit area.
    • the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure
  • noun a force that compels
    • the public brought pressure to bear on the government

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lenify

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; gentle; pacify; mollify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer

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violence

  • noun an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)
    force.
    • he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one
  • noun the property of being wild or turbulent
    fury; furiousness; wildness; fierceness; vehemence; ferocity.
    • the storm's violence

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quiet

  • noun a period of calm weather
    lull.
    • there was a lull in the storm
  • noun an untroubled state; free from disturbances
    tranquility; tranquillity.

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conciliatory

  • adjective making or willing to make concessions
    flexible; compromising.
    • loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet
  • adjective intended to placate
    conciliative.
    • spoke in a conciliating tone
    • a conciliatory visit

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passive_resistance

  • noun peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
    nonviolence; nonviolent resistance.

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unglamorous

  • adjective satellite not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
    humdrum; prosaic; commonplace; unglamourous.
    • an unglamorous job greasing engines

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gruntle

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; gentle; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer

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sit-in

  • noun a form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators occupy seats and refuse to move

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unaggressive

  • adjective not aggressive; not given to fighting or assertiveness
    nonaggressive.

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disarmament

  • noun act of reducing or depriving of arms
    disarming.
    • the disarmament of the aggressor nations must be complete

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lovable

  • adjective having characteristics that attract love or affection
    loveable.
    • a mischievous but lovable child

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conciliative

  • adjective intended to placate
    conciliatory.
    • spoke in a conciliating tone
    • a conciliatory visit

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irenic

  • adjective satellite conducive to peace
    • irenic without being namby-pamby
    • an irenic attitude toward former antagonists

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passive

  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
    passive voice.
    • `The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice
    • `The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive
  • adjective lacking in energy or will
    inactive.
    • Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith

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peaceable

  • adjective satellite inclined or disposed to peace
    peace-loving.
    • they met in a peaceable spirit
    • peace-loving citizens
  • adjective not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war
    peaceful.
    • a peaceful nation
    • peaceful times
    • a far from peaceful Christmas
    • peaceful sleep

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appeasing

  • adjective satellite intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions
    placatory; placating; placative.
    • the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich
    • placating (or placative) gestures
    • an astonishingly placatory speech
  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; gentle; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer

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disposed

  • adjective satellite having made preparations
    fain; inclined; prepared.
    • prepared to take risks
  • verb give, sell, or transfer to another
    dispose.
    • She disposed of her parents' possessions

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fast

  • noun abstaining from food
    fasting.
  • verb abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
    • Catholics sometimes fast during Lent

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tame

  • verb correct by punishment or discipline
    chasten; subdue.
  • verb make less strong or intense; soften
    moderate; tone down.
    • Tone down that aggressive letter
    • The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements

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low

  • noun an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
    depression.
    • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Sir David Low.

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peaceful

  • adjective not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war
    peaceable.
    • a peaceful nation
    • peaceful times
    • a far from peaceful Christmas
    • peaceful sleep
  • adjective satellite peacefully resistant in response to injustice
    passive.
    • passive resistance

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strike

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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mollify

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; gentle; pacify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate
    season; temper.
    • she tempered her criticism

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inner

  • adjective satellite located inward
    interior; internal.
    • Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody record of a tremendous inner battle"- Leonard Bernstein
    • she thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it"- David Denby
    • an internal sense of rightousness"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.
  • adjective located or occurring within or closer to a center
    • an inner room

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season

  • noun a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field
    • he celebrated his 10th season with the ballet company
    • she always looked forward to the avocado season
  • noun one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
    time of year.
    • the regular sequence of the seasons

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disarming

  • noun act of reducing or depriving of arms
    disarmament.
    • the disarmament of the aggressor nations must be complete
  • verb remove offensive capability from
    demilitarise; disarm; demilitarize.

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quiescent

  • adjective satellite not active or activated
    • the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation
  • adjective satellite marked by a state of tranquil repose
    • the quiescent melancholy of the town

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favorable

  • adjective encouraging or approving or pleasing
    favourable.
    • a favorable reply
    • he received a favorable rating
    • listened with a favorable ear
    • made a favorable impression
  • adjective (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
    favourable.
    • the days were fair and the winds were favorable

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nonviolent

  • adjective abstaining (on principle) from the use of violence
  • adjective satellite achieved without bloodshed
    unbloody.
    • an unbloody transfer of power

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nonviolence

  • noun peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
    nonviolent resistance; passive resistance.

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unglamourous

  • adjective satellite not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
    humdrum; prosaic; commonplace; unglamorous.
    • an unglamorous job greasing engines

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unexciting

  • adjective not stimulating
    unstimulating.
  • adjective not exciting
    • an unexciting novel
    • lived an unexciting life

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smooth

  • noun the act of smoothing
    • he gave his hair a quick smooth
  • verb make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
    smoothen.
    • smooth the surface of the wood

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halcyon

  • noun a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves
  • noun (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
    Alcyone.

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loving

  • adjective feeling or showing love and affection
    • loving parents
    • loving glances
  • verb have a great affection or liking for
    love.
    • I love French food
    • She loves her boss and works hard for him

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temper

  • noun a sudden outburst of anger
    pique; irritation.
    • his temper sparked like damp firewood
  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; humour; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor

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dovish

  • adjective satellite opposed to war
    pacifistic; pacifist.

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unagitated

  • adjective not physically disturbed or set in motion
  • adjective not agitated or disturbed emotionally

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satyagraha

  • noun the form of nonviolent resistance initiated in India by Mahatma Gandhi in order to oppose British rule and to hasten political reforms

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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mollification

  • noun a state of being appeased or ameliorated or tempered
  • noun the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined
    pacification.
    • a wonderful skill in the pacification of crying infants
    • his unsuccessful mollification of the mob

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sleeping

  • noun the state of being asleep
  • noun quiet and inactive restfulness
    quiescence; quiescency; dormancy.

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gentle

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
    ennoble; entitle.

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nonaggressive

  • adjective not aggressive; not given to fighting or assertiveness
    unaggressive.

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tranquil

  • adjective satellite (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
    smooth; quiet; unruffled; placid; still.
    • a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
    • the quiet waters of a lagoon
    • a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
    • a smooth channel crossing
    • scarcely a ripple on the still water
    • unruffled water
  • adjective satellite not agitated; without losing self-possession
    serene; unagitated; calm.
    • spoke in a calm voice
    • remained calm throughout the uproar
    • he remained serene in the midst of turbulence
    • a serene expression on her face
    • she became more tranquil
    • tranquil life in the country

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bloodless

  • adjective satellite destitute of blood or apparently so
    exsanguinous; exsanguine.
    • the bloodless carcass of my Hector sold"- John Dryden
  • adjective free from blood or bloodshed
    • bloodless surgery
    • a bloodless coup

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sit

  • verb be seated
    sit down.
  • verb be around, often idly or without specific purpose
    sit around.
    • The object sat in the corner
    • We sat around chatting for another hour

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peace

  • noun the state prevailing during the absence of war
  • noun harmonious relations; freedom from disputes
    • the roommates lived in peace together

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appeasable

  • adjective satellite capable of being pacified
    conciliable.

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commonplace

  • noun a trite or obvious remark
    banality; platitude; cliche; bromide.
  • adjective satellite completely ordinary and unremarkable
    • air travel has now become commonplace
    • commonplace everyday activities

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disarmer

  • noun someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
    pacificist; pacifist.

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meaning

  • noun the message that is intended or expressed or signified
    signification; import; significance.
    • what is the meaning of this sentence
    • the significance of a red traffic light
    • the signification of Chinese characters
    • the import of his announcement was ambiguous
  • noun the idea that is intended
    substance.
    • What is the meaning of this proverb?

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nonviolent_resistance

  • noun peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
    nonviolence; passive resistance.

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uninspired

  • adjective satellite having no intellectual or emotional or spiritual excitement
    • the production was professional but uninspired
  • adjective satellite deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention
    unimaginative; uninventive; sterile.
    • a sterile ideology lacking in originality
    • unimaginative development of a musical theme
    • uninspired writing

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pacify

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; gentle; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location)
    • The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia

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unthreatening

  • adjective satellite not unfriendly or threatening
    well-meaning.
    • her well-meaning words were received in silence
    • the exasperation of a...well-meaning cow worried by dogs

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dovishness

  • noun any political orientation favoring compromise to avoid conflict

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conciliable

  • adjective satellite capable of being pacified
    appeasable.

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passivism

  • noun the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
    pacificism; pacifism.

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satyagraha

  • noun the form of nonviolent resistance initiated in India by Mahatma Gandhi in order to oppose British rule and to hasten political reforms

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hunger_strike

  • noun a voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protest

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colour

  • noun any material used for its color
    color; coloring material; colouring material.
    • she used a different color for the trim
  • noun a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
    color; people of color; people of colour.

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placating

  • adjective satellite intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions
    placatory; placative; appeasing.
    • the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich
    • placating (or placative) gestures
    • an astonishingly placatory speech
  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; gentle; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer

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nonbelligerent

  • adjective satellite not directly at war
    • nonbelligerent nations

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low-pressure

  • adjective satellite not forceful
    • a low-pressure salesman
    • a low-pressure campaign

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unbloody

  • adjective satellite achieved without bloodshed
    nonviolent.
    • an unbloody transfer of power

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