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Word: palliate

Definition: ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)


More Vocab Words

::: actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
::: foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
::: prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
::: fertile - producing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize
::: representational - (of a style of art) showing things as they actually appear in real life
::: prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)
::: lank - long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln
::: subordinate - occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive; N. V: put in a lower rank or class
::: superimpose - place over something else
::: sumptuous - grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast