GRE Word List

PALLIATE

ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)

The meaning of the word palliate is ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness).

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WordMeaning
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rosterlist (of names)
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encumberburden; N. encumbrance
festerrankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
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sonnet14-line poetic verse form with a fixed rhyme pattern
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