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Word of the Day 04/17/16 Palliate

Palliate (verb)
palliate [pal-ee-eyt]


verb (used with object), palliated, palliating.
1. to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate.
2. to try to mitigate or conceal the gravity of (an offense) by excuses, apologies, etc.; extenuate.

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Origin: 1540-50; < Late Latin palliātus cloaked, covered. See pallium, -ate

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