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[word-lover] 【整理】2016-05-07 How to Use a Word

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[Homework]2016-05-07 How to Use a Word

Today's word is amicable, spelled AMICABLE.

Amicable is an adjective that means characterized by friendly goodwill, peaceable. Here is the word used in a sentence by Zalmay Khalilzad from Politico.

Throughout the conference, my colleagues and I engaged in amicable and productive talks, which gave us important insights on what it would take to secure regional support for the post-Taliban government.

The word amicable, which derives from Late Latin word amicabilis, meaning friendly, is one of a set of English words used to suggest cordial relationships. Amicable, neighborly, companionable, and friendly all mean marked by or exhibiting goodwill and an absence of antagonism. Amicable implies a state of peace and a desire on the part of the parties not to quarrel as in they maintained amicable relations; and the amicable process of bargaining. Neighborly implies a disposition to live on good terms with others, particularly those who are nearby, and to be helpful on principle as in neighborly concern. Companionable suggests sociability and companionship as in a companionable dinner with friends. Friendly stresses cordiality and often warmth or intimacy of personal relations as in a friendly correspondence.

I'm Peter Sokolowski with your friendly Word of the Day.

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