Have you been enjoying our weekly vocabulary series? There is a new word we want you to learn.  Can you guess? It’s ‘Mollify.’ /ˈmä-lə-ˌfī/

Mollify is a verb that has a variety of meanings:

1. To pacify, calm or soothe somebody who is angry.

2. To make something less intense or severe

3. To soften something, making it less hard or rigid

For example

When the baby started to cry, his mother tried to mollify him with a bottle of milk.

The government tried to mollify the angry citizens with an apology but they were not impressed.

Perhaps a warm glass of milk will mollify my upset stomach.