GRE Word List
The meaning of the word extenuate is to lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of (something, such as a fault or offense) by making partial excuses : mitigate.
|producing a decided, decisive, or desired effect
|to lay the responsibility or blame for (something) often falsely or unjustly
|a space of partial illumination (as in an eclipse) between the perfect shadow on all sides and the full light
|free from harshness, sternness, or violence
|to neigh especially in a low or gentle way