MOLLIFY : pacify; appease

To mollify is to bring peace, but it isn’t always seen as a positive thing. It is a word that comes from Old French, meaning “to soften,” often referring to such products as leather or dough. In some cases, to mollify means to coddle, or give in to.  If someone mollifies a dispute by abandoning […]

PUNDIT: a person who knows a lot about a specific topic

I find it interesting that there are two distinct definitions of the word pundit given in the dictionary resources I consulted. an educated, knowledgeable expert on a specific field a commentator on a chosen topic, such as a political commentator or sports commentator While I can assume that a person who is chosen to be […]