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conciliatory

Translation
conciliatory
conciliatorily, adv.conciliatoriness, n.
/keuhn sil"ee euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj.
tending to conciliate: a conciliatory manner; conciliatory comments.
Also, conciliative /keuhn sil"ee ay'tiv, -euh tiv, -sil"yeuh-/.
[1570-80; CONCILIATE + -ORY1]

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