Word of the Day: Quell


quell / kwĕl


1. to calm; to quiet

It is a happy thing that time quells the longings of vengeance and hushes the promptings of rage and aversion.

From “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë, 1816 – 1855

2. to suppress; to bring under control forcibly

No tempest or conflagration, however great, is harder to quell than mob carried away by the novelty of power.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 BC – 43 BC