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GRE Word List

EXTENUATE

weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)

The meaning of the word extenuate is weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior).

Random words

WordMeaning
institutionalizemake into an institution; put or confine in an institution
funerealsad; solemn; suitable for a funeral
methodicalsystematic; N. method: systematic method of procedure
umbrageresentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
siderealrelating to stars; Ex. sidereal day
peripateticwalking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
abusivecoarsely insulting; physically harmful
aestheticartistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
scavengehunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
urgedrive or force forward (by causing impulses); drive to take action; impel; entreat earnestly; Ex. urge horses; N: impulse that prompts action