Appease – Word Of The Day For IELTS

Word of the day - appease

Appease – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Appease: (Verb) /əˈpiːz/


to make someone less angry or stop them from attacking you by giving them what they want


Allay, Alleviate, Pacify


With verb: Attempt to appease


For IELTS Speaking:.
“This was a clever attempt to appease the people, but it backfired.”
“When Jerry cries, his mother gives him chocolate to appease him”

For IELTS Writing:
“Human rights activists accuse the United Nations of appeasing the militia.”


Choose the following words to fill in the blank: overlapped, scenarios, refinements, temporary, confine, appease, ceaselessly, mediate, analogies, inherent.

  1. He is very traditional in his thinking and believes that women should __________ themselves to housework and child-raising.
  2. The human body __________ adapts to the constant changes that take place in its environment.
  3. ESL students often try to draw __________ between English and their mother tongue, but it is not always possible.
  4. Stress is an __________ part of life, with both positive and negative consequences.
  5. The bike path is closed for a __________ period so that repairs can be made to the asphalt.
  6. Of a burning hunger that only she could __________.
  7. The Smiths used a marriage counsellor to __________ their separation and were able to settle things without any major problems.
  8. Scientists are studying various abrupt climate change __________ to assess their impact on our planet.
  9. The two programs __________, so students in the first program had to miss the first few days of classes in the second program because of final exams.
  10. Recent __________ to the software appear to have removed the bugs that were causing problems.

Answer keys:

  1. confine
  2. ceaselessly
  3. analogies
  4. inherent
  5. temporary
  6. appease
  7. mediate
  8. scenarios
  9. overlapped
  10. refinements

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