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Word of the Day …

Posted by ccasc on April 24, 2009

It’s Friday, and it is also the … LAST DAY OF CLASS! Congrats, folks!

Today’s word is propitiate.

Propitiateverb. to make favorably inclined; appease; conciliate.

Here’s a lovely quotation I found that uses the word:
“When nature made the blue-bird she wished to propitiate both the sky and the earth, so she gave him the color of the one on his back and the hue of the other on his breast.”
~ John Burroughs

Have a nice weekend!
~ Lauren Bach


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