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Word: palliate

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


More Vocab Words

::: reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
::: evocative - tending to call up (emotions, memories)
::: doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
::: macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
::: consequential - self-important; significant; consequent; following as a result; Ex. consequential air; CF. subsequent
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: disjunction - act or state of separation; disunity; CF. disjunctive: expressing a choice between two ideas; CF. conjunction; CF. conjunctive
::: dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
::: invalidate - weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
::: rustic - pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person