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Sunday, June 20, 2010

CHAPTER 22: LET'S BE ANGRY TODAY

Let's take  the word, IRE.  
IRE as a noun refers to great ANGER.
All the following words denote GREAT ANGER:  
RAGE 
WRATH 
FURY 
INDIGNATION 
IRE 
When we’re full of IRE, we’re IRATE.  
IRATE means very angry. The following are the SYNONYMS of IRATE:  
WRATHFUL
INDIGNANT 
INFURIATED 
FURIOUS 
ENRAGED  
 INCENSED  
When we INCENSE others, ENRAGE them; make them angry.
When we PROPITIATE others, we PLEASE them; make them happy to get into their good books.
Hence,  
INCENSE x PROPITIATE

When we PLEASE people with ulterior motives, we APPEASE them. All the following terms are SIMILAR in meaning to APPEASE:  
WHEEDLE 
COAX 
CAJOLE
PLACATE
APPEASE 
CONCILIATE 
BLANDISH
 
The things we use to BLANDISH, we call SOPS (BLANDISHMENTS). All the CONCESSIONS people receive are SOPS, things meant to PACIFY or PLEASE people. FLATTERY is another form of BLANDISHMENT.

The following ANALOGIES are all similar in their relationships:
SOP (BLANDISHMENT): COAX {We use SOP to COAX [appease].}  
FLATTERY: APPEASE {We use FLATTERY to APPEASE.}
CONCESSION: PLACATE {We use CONCESSION to PLACATE [pacify].}  
MEDAL: HONOR {We use a MEDAL to HONOR others.}  
THREATS: COERCE {We use THREATS to COERCE [force] others.}

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