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Word: palliate

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


More Vocab Words

::: laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
::: flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
::: synchronous - similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize
::: capsize - (of a boat) turn over
::: confidential - spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
::: pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition
::: foment - stir up; incite; instigate; promote the growth of (something evil or unpleasant)
::: garrulous - loquacious; wordy; talkative; N. garrulity
::: impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
::: duplicity - double-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful; ADJ. duplicitous