WORD LISTS

Be Nice!

November 13, 2018
Whether you're making a special effort to practice kindness — or thanking someone else for a thoughtful gesture — these words will come in handy.
beneficent
Their patron and ally is Princess Bubblegum of the Candy Kingdom, a beneficent ruler with a mad-scientist streak, whose deliciously polymorphous subjects include gumdrops, banana guards and a cinnamon bun.
benevolent
I left for school under the benevolent gaze not only of Mother but also of bright-eyed otters and burly American bison and stretching and yawning orangutans.
benignant
Patti, her face radiant with benignant smiles, went on to the stage; and the opera already begun was continued brilliantly until the end.
compassionate
“Tell them that their father was a loving, caring, and compassionate man whose life was not just meaningful, it was inspirational.”
considerate
I taught them to be responsible for themselves and considerate to others.
courteous
Hotel personnel, who are almost universally courteous and prompt, are trained to politely refuse tips.
eleemosynary
The 10-year-old went on to win the title after correctly spelling the word " eleemosynary" meaning charitable.
gracious
In person, Alfred is polite and gracious, a fan of eye contact and firm handshakes.
pleasant
“Everyone was so nice and so pleasant, it was one of the most rewarding experiences that I’ve ever been able to do,” she said.
sympathetic
“I’m impressed because she wanted to listen and was sympathetic,” said Mrs. Slate, 45, who adopted three foster children and operates a farm with her husband.

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