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serving to alleviate pain

The meaning of the word anodyne is serving to alleviate pain.

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factiona party or group (as within a government) that is often contentious or self-seeking : clique
anomalousinconsistent with or deviating from what is usual, normal, or expected : irregular
compendiuma brief summary of a larger work or of a field of knowledge : abstract
vertebrateany of a subphylum (Vertebrata) of chordates that comprises animals (such as mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes) typically having a bony or cartilaginous spinal column which replaces the notochord, a distinct head containing a brain which arises as an enlarged part of the nerve cord, and an internal usually bony skeleton and that includes some primitive forms (such as lampreys) in which the spinal column is absent and the notochord persists throughout life
seasoneda time characterized by a particular circumstance or feature
satiricalof, relating to, or constituting satire
intrepidcharacterized by resolute fearlessness, fortitude, and endurance
vulgarlacking in cultivation, perception, or taste : coarse
abscondto depart secretly and hide oneself