Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary – placate

Screaming infant
Despite the mother’s best efforts, nothing could placate the screaming baby.

Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary: ┬áplacate

appease, pacify, bring calm to

Word Building: Latin

placare, placere – to please

-ate from -atus, ata, atum – added to show past participle of a verb, can also be used to transform Latin verbs ending in “a” to adjectives or nouns.

Sample Sentence:

The jury’s verdict of guilty did little to placate the victim’s family.

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