Reading: Word Analysis, Problem 3. What is the meaning of the word mediate?
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No... that's meat he ate.
Let's break up the word to get the answer.
MEDI -- kinda sounds like medium... or maybe a derivative of middle?
Technically, it comes from the Latin "medius"...
So... take a leap and we can think about putting something in the middle.
If you mediate, you take a position in the middle... and try to get each angry party's
perspective to make them happy.
Well, as happy as you can. D is the opposite of mediate and will result
in nothing but more arguing. Which could actually be what your bizarro friends want.
You do A and C -- so neither one is an awful answer here...
But we want the BEST answer... and that's B -- mediate means to help bring about agreement.
Which means more peace and quiet for everyone involved.