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palliate
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition to make something less bad — especially pain or an offense
  • The young clergyman, after a few hours of privacy, was sensible that the disorder of his nerves had hurried him into an unseemly outbreak of temper, which there had been nothing in the physician's words to excuse or palliate.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (85% in)

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