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GRE Word List


appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity

The meaning of the word mitigate is appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity.

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galvanicof the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
scourgelash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
awfulterrible; very bad
disproportionlack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
draughtcurrent of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
shysterlawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner
confidenceself-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
statutelaw enacted by the legislature
circumlocutionindirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
erroneousmistaken; wrong; incorrect