placate (verb): make (someone) less angry or hostile. Word of the Day for 12 April The origin of this word is from Latin. It comes from the Latin verb placare, which means appeased. The above English definition is just fine.
Spindrift - spray swept by a violent wind along the surface of the sea. Origin: Spindrift is a variant of the Scots spoondrift, with the nautical verb spoon or spoom meaning "to run or scud before the wind." It entered English around
Forthwith - immediately; without delay: any official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith. Origin: Forthwith entered English in the The prepositional phrase forth with was in use in Middle English.