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Word: palliate

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

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::: chasm - abyss; very deep crack
::: audit - examination of accounts of a business; official examination; V.
::: quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
::: rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
::: emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
::: excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
::: anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
::: hatch - deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg
::: perimeter - outer boundary; length of the outer boundary; circumference
::: avarice - greediness for wealth