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reiterate
say or write again repeatedly
tranquilize
v. calm down
sedative
a drug used to calm a person or animal or to make them sleep
altercation
n. a noisy argument or disagreement, especially in public
thump
to hit someone with your fist (= closed hand) or to hit something and cause a noise
pour oil on troubled waters
calm, ease
reconcile
correct inconsistencies; become friendly after a quarrel
drum up
to increase interest in something or support for something
garner
v. gather
acknowledge
v. accept, recognise the existence of
tenement
adj. rented
plumber
a person whose job is to supply and connect or repair water pipes, baths, toilets, etc
window ledge
a windowsill (= a shelf below a window)
slip
to move out of the correct position:
paramedic
a person who is trained to do medical work, especially in an emergency
ascertain
make sure of