mollification :

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  • n  a state of being appeased or ameliorated or tempered
  • n  the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined
    his unsuccessful mollification of the mob

  • Those who made the appointment intended it to be a gesture of mollification, an invitation to calm.
  • Thrilled by Rebecca's stout defiance of Brian de Bois-Guilbert ("I will not trust thee, Templar!") and his mollification by her fortitude (in threatening to jump off a parapet .
  • Last week such was Wall Street's mollification toward Chairman Douglas that two of its leading firms finally acted upon this advice.

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