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Word: palliate

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


More Vocab Words

::: exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter
::: privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
::: connoisseur - person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
::: smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
::: derelict - negligent; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner; abandoned; N: abandoned property; homeless or vagrant person
::: kudos - honor; glory; acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement
::: retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
::: comprise - include; consist of
::: tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
::: squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.