Word of the day: Lenient 

Say it: le-nyent

Part of speech: Adjective

Definition:Allowing a lot of freedom and not punishing bad behavior in a strong way not harsh, severe, or strict.

Etymology: Latin

Synonyms:Merciful, Clement, Sparing, Forgiving, Forbearing, Tolerant, Moderate

Use in a sentence:A teacher who is lenient with students who have misbehaved.

 

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