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mitigate - appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
chasm - abyss; very deep crack
platitude - trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment
divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)