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pacify - soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
diva - operatic singer; prima donna
erroneous - mistaken; wrong; incorrect
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar