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Word: palliate

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


More Vocab Words

::: whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
::: cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
::: obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
::: mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
::: intimate - hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
::: humid - damp; N. humidity
::: sheer - pure; thin and transparent; very steep
::: niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
::: leeway - room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
::: arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited