One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a wonderfully tranquil village’
peaceful, restful, reposeful, calm, quiet, still, serene, placid, relaxing, soothing, undisturbed, idyllic, halcyon, mild, pleasant
2‘Martha smiled, perfectly tranquil’
calm, placid, composed, relaxed, at peace, cool, cool, calm, and collected, cool-headed, serene, even-tempered, self-possessed, controlled, unexcitable, unflappable, unruffled, unperturbed, imperturbable, undisturbed, unagitated, dispassionate, stoical, sober, unemotional, untroubled, pacific
informal together, laid-back
North American informal nonplussed
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