abatement, abeyance, absolution, acquittal, acquittance, allayment, alleviation, amnesty, assuagement, attrition, blunting, break, caesura, calming, catabasis, cease-fire, clearance, clearing, collapse, compurgation, crash, curtailment, cut, cutting, damping, day off, deadening, deceleration, declension, decline, decline and fall, decrease, decrement, decrescendo, deliverance, demulsion, depletion, depreciation, derogation, destigmatization, destigmatizing, detraction, diminuendo, diminution, dip, discharge, disculpation, dismissal, disparagement, dive, downtrend, downturn, drop, dulcification, dulling, dwindling, easing, ebb, ebbing, exculpation, excuse, exemption, exoneration, extraction, fall, falling-off, forgiveness, grace, hesitation, holiday, hushing, immunity, impairment, indemnity, indulgence, interim, interlude, intermezzo, intermission, intermittence, interruption, interval, lapse, layoff, leniency, lessening, letdown, letup, lightening, loosening, lull, lulling, mitigation, modulation, mollification, pacification, palliation, pardon, pause, plunge, purgation, purging, quietening, quieting, quietus, quittance, recess, redemption, reduction, relaxation, release, remission
of sin, reprieve, respite, rest, retraction, retreat, retrenchment, shortening, shrift, shrinkage, slackening, slowdown, slump, softening, soothing, sparing, stand-down, stay, subduement, subsidence, suspension, tempering, tranquilization, truce, truncation, vacation, verdict of acquittal, vindication, wane
laxity, laxness, looseness, slackness, toleration, freedom, anarchy, interregnum, relaxation, loosening, remission
, dead letter, brutum fulmen, misrule, license, licentiousness, insubordination, lynch law, nihilism, reign of violence, dethronement, deposition, usurpation, abdication, lax, loose, slack, remiss, weak, relaxed, licensed, reinless, unbridled, anarchical, unauthorized, adespotic.
cessation, discontinuance, desistance, desinence, intermission, remission
, suspense, suspension, interruption, stop, stopping, closure, stoppage, halt, arrival, pause, rest, lull, respite, truce, drop, interregnum, abeyance, cloture, dead stop, dead stand, dead lock, finis, cerrado, blowout, burnout, meltdown, disintegration, comma, colon, semicolon, period, full stop, end, death, I pause for a reply.
moderation, lenity, temperateness, gentleness, sobriety, quiet, mental calmness, moderating, anaphrodisia, relaxation, remission
, mitigation, tranquilization, assuagement, contemporation, pacification, measure, juste milieu, golden mean, ariston metron, moderator, lullaby, sedative, lenitive, demulcent, antispasmodic, carminative, laudanum, rose water, balm, poppy, opiate, anodyne, milk, opium, poppy or mandragora, wet blanket, palliative, moderate, lenient, gentle, mild, mellow, cool, sober, temperate, reasonable, measured, tempered, calm, unruffled, quiet, tranquil, still, slow, smooth, untroubled, tame, peaceful, peaceable, pacific, halcyon, unexciting, unirritating, soft, bland, oily, demulcent, lenitive, anodyne, hypnotic, sedative, antiorgastic, anaphrodisiac, mild as mother's milk, milk and water, moderately, gingerly, piano, under easy sail, at half speed, within bounds, within compass, in reason, est modue in rebus, pour oil on troubled waters.
forgiveness, pardon, condonation, grace, remission
, absolution, amnesty, oblivion, indulgence, reprieve, conciliation, reconcilement, reconciliation, propitiation, excuse, exoneration, quittance, release, indemnity, bill of indemnity, act of indemnity, covenant of indemnity, deed of indemnity, exculpation, longanimity, placability, amantium irae, locus paenitentiae, forbearance, forgiving, placable, conciliatory, forgiven, unresented, unavenged, unrevenged, cry you mercy, veniam petimusque damusque vicissim, more in sorrow than in anger, comprendre tout c'est tout pardonner, the offender never pardons.